Employees working in a start-up or micro-business are happiest, research shows

Employees working in a start-up or micro-business are happiest, research shows

Research commissioned by awards scheme One4all Spotlight Awards, has found Brits working for a smaller business are the happiest and most likely to enjoy their job.

The research surveyed 1,220 workers, and found over 30 per cent of employees working for a business with a maximum of nine members of staff, are happier than those working for a larger company.


Workers in a business with up to nine staff were also more likely to be loyal to their company, with 18 per cent saying they plan to remain with their current employer for the rest of their working life.

Over 20 per cent of those working in a micro-business were also found to be most likely to feel a sense of personal pride in the achievements of their company.

However, job satisfaction was found to be lower among those working for a bigger organisation; those employed at a company with over 500 staff were found to be the least likely to enjoy their job.


Commenting on the survey, One4all Rewards UK Managing Director Declan Byrne, said that a lot of people find working in a small business extremely rewarding – often, employees in this kind of business find they have greater autonomy and a more varied role – therefore, they are willing to go the extra mile for their employer.

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