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Health and care seen to be most fulfilling job sector

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However, this is nothing new. Since the recession employees have stuck to jobs that presented themselves, rather than chasing those they feel passionate about.

This means that employers need to up their game when it comes to incentives and should constantly think up ways to retain the staff they now have.

Otherwise, almost inevitably, employers could risk losing valuable talent.

To find out which sectors are ‘in danger’ in terms of potentially losing or gaining unmotivated staff, Randstad surveyed employees about which industry they thought would have the highest job satisfaction.

By far the largest portion of the general population said a career in health or care would be the most professionally fulfilling. And, somewhat surprisingly, just five per cent of the British public said working in the IT and Technology sector would be the most fulfilling career.

Below is a list of 16 sectors, possibly showing that those at the bottom of the list have yet to adopt workplace incentives that employees have now come to expect and demand.

  1. Health and Care (including: Doctors, Nurses, + Social Workers) – 23 per cent
  2. Arts, Entertainment and Publishing – 12 per cent
  3. Education – 11 per cent
  4. Public Sector other (excluding: Health, Care, and Education) – ten per cent
  5. Professional services (Accountancy, Law etc.) – seven per cent
  6. Engineering and Manufacturing – six per cent
  7. Telecoms, Media, and Technology – five per cent
  8. Hospitality, Leisure and Hotels – five per cent
  9. Financial Services, Banking, Investment and Fund Management (excluding accountancy) – four per cent
  10. Support Services and Administration – four per cent
  11. Fashion, Retail and Wholesale – four per cent
  12. Construction, Building and Property – three per cent
  13. Transport – two per cent
  14. Utilities, Water, Mining, Oil and Gas – two per cent
  15. Food and FMCG – two per cent
  16. Tobacco – none



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