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Workers finding graduate jobs more satisfying, study suggests

Published: Wednesday, 01 December 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Satisfaction levels among professionals working in graduate jobs within the UK are on the rise, despite the tough economic climate, the findings of new research suggest. 

According to the latest employee outlook survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), overall job satisfaction has risen markedly over the past few months.

Indeed, compared with the index score of 35 recorded over all sectors at the end of the second quarter of the year, a score of 42 has now been recorded, in spite of the pressure being placed on many employers to make further cuts.

However, downplaying the findings, the CIPD's Ben Willimott noted that many workers, including those in graduate jobs, could just be happy to be in work right now, rather than actively loving what they do.

"When faced with an uncertain outlook, employees place more value on simply having a job than they do during more benign economic times," he said.

"They are also less likely to look enviously over the fence and think the grass may be greener with another employer."

Just last month, the CIPD warned that four in ten public sector employers have already started culling jobs.

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