Nearly one-half of HR professionals unhappy

Lack of flexible work conditions, T&D among gripes cited by U.K. professionals in survey
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/18/2012

HR professionals are among the unhappiest employees, coming in third last on a scale rating 20 professions in the United Kingdom.

Just one-half (54 per cent) of HR professionals said they are happy, found the Career Happiness Index 2012 by vocational education firm City & Guilds in London.

The fact HR is less happy than other occupations isn’t entirely surprising, said Jean Douglas, president of management consulting firm Douglas Communications in Maple Ridge, B.C. The nature of the job involves difficult interactions with employees, which greatly affect how a person feels at work, she said.