No Sunday dread for creative sector workers

A new survey shows that the creative sector has exceptionally happy employees

No Sunday dread for creative sector workers

85% of workers in art and creative industries 'love' or 'really like' their jobs, a new survey finds.

Those working in the arts and creative industry such as film, animation, marketing and design to name a few were found to be the most happy with their current role, more than any other industry in the UK.

This is according to a new survey commissioned to mark the launch of the One4all Spotlight Awards, which asked 1,220 workers a variety of questions about their jobs.

28% of workers are so happy that they plan to remain with their current employer "for the foreseeable future." 15% said they liked where they worked so much that they hoped to remain at their current place of employment for the rest of their working life.

The survey also found that 55% of art and creative industry workers would be happy to work longer hours than they are contracted for, and 46% would take on more responsibility than their job role requires.

While people may love their jobs, money can still be considered a large motivator. When asked, only 9% of creative and art industry workers said they would be willing to take a paycut if it meant they could stay in their current role.

Declan Byrne, UK managing director at One4all Rewards, said: "It's great to see how many arts and creative workers truly enjoy their jobs and the companies they work for. We spend such a huge portion of our lives in work so it's really important to feel that you are in the right role and company.

"Employers in the arts and creative industry need to take this statistic seriously - while it is fantastic that the majority claim to enjoy their jobs, there is still 15% of the arts and creative work force that can't say this is true, and these people need their morale and happiness at work to be addressed.

Byrne continues: "It is interesting, however, that while arts and creative workers are willing to go the extra mile - working longer hours, taking on more responsibility and even travelling more or further - to ensure their employers are successful, ultimately being remunerated and rewarded for their efforts is still crucial.

The One4all Spotlight Awards is a free to enter awards scheme that recognises the best employees in 20 different categories, including Employee of the Year awards across 14 industries, with customer service, professional services, high street retail and property & construction being just some of the sectors recognised.

For more information and to nominate, please visit

Photo: Blondinrikard Fröberg


Tom Inniss

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Tom is the Editor of Voice. He is a politics graduate and holds a masters in journalism, with particular interest in youth political engagement and technology. He is also a mentor to our Voice Contributors, and champions our festivals programme, including the reporter team at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe..

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