What is your 'Dream Job'?

Here at Raja Workplace, we commissioned a survey to poll 2,000 UK workers to find out more about what makes a ‘dream job’ and what employees value the most within a working environment.

Take a look at the findings below and find out and find out what employees value the most about a job, and what benefits their ‘dream job’ would require.

1/3 of UK employees are currently working their ‘dream job’!

Our study has revealed that one-third of UK workers surveyed believe they are currently working in their ‘dream job’. We wanted to understand what factors and benefits make up a dream job.

What does the dream job look like?

 

  • 21-30 hour working week
  • Salary of £44,355 per year
  • 29 days annual holiday per year
  • Commute between 16-20 minutes
  • A supportive boss

Working Environment

As a supplier of office and warehouse equipment, we are passionate about ensuring offices are well equipped in order to work efficiently and effectively in a comfortable and organised environment. It is clear from the survey results that UK employees feel the same way.

 

  • 72% prefer a tidy workspace
  • 71% agree how the office is organised effects their productivity
  • 36% say their workspace is an organized mess
  • 16% A well organized workplace is one of the most important things for a workplace

 

There are a lot of different elements of an office that create a comfortable working environment for employees. The survey results show what are the most important factors to consider when designing and organising your office space.

Top 5 things to expect from an office

 

 

Work Culture

From the survey results it is no surprise that a good work culture is important to many people when looking for their ‘dream job’. It is clear that by creating an environment where colleagues can interact for work, but also in a friendly way makes the work environment more enjoyable for many.

 

  • 95% agree the work environment is important to job satisfaction
  • 57% prefer a mix of working collaboratively and individually
  • 53% believe friendly colleagues is one of the most important aspects of their workplace
  • 36% believe the ability to talk to colleagues is important within their workspace setup
  • 36% the work culture is more important than the salary

 

When it comes to job satisfaction, bosses and supervisors play a big role. Relationships with management are the top factor when it comes to employees enjoying their job. We wanted to understand what qualities people would look for in a boss.

The top 5 qualities that make a good boss are:

 

  • Supportive
  • Someone who treats all team members equally
  • Expert/knowledgeable
  • Someone who shows interest
  • Good role model

 

Work Benefits

With any job, the work benefits offered play an important role in job satisfaction. These benefits can often make job offers more attractive to potential employees, as well as ensuring current employees feel valued by the company. We asked employees what work benefits they would like the most.

Top 10 work benefits are:

 

  • Regular pay rises
  • Excellent pension
  • Bonuses for great work
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Health/dental insurance
  • Chances to learn/ good training
  • Free tea/coffee
  • Chances to advance
  • Training opportunities
  • Casual office wear

 

It is clear from the survey results there are multiple different factors that contribute to a ‘dream job’ from offering employees attractive benefits to ensuring they have a comfortable work environment where they can work productively with the right equipment, but also talk and interact with other colleagues.