Gardeners Happiest; Bankers, HR Least Happy at Work [Infographic]

City and Guilds of London Institute

Are you happy at work?

If you are a florist or gardener, you just may be in the happiest of all professions.

UK-based career site City & Guilds released this infographic of their 2012 Career Happiness Index, offering wide-ranging insights into what people regard as the most significant factors for joy at work.

Florists and gardeners were at the top; followed closely by hairdressers/beauticians, plumbers, water workers, and marketers. Bank workers, IT professionals and human resources staff are the least happy.

Most workers surveyed said the most notable feature of a job is feeling recognized and appreciated. I n this group, florists felt this way the strongest while bankers felt least appreciated and recognized.

Infographic after the jump…

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The HR and Sustainability Nexus: An Untapped Asset?

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Of all the modern business buzzwords, the one having the deepest effect on every level of an organization is “sustainability.”

The idea that an employee, department, program or hierarchy needs to ‘pull its own weight” is certainly nothing new, but now with the label of “sustainability,” these values sound more structured — even scientific.

Companies have always kept an eye on physical assets for “wear and tear,”  calculating the resources necessary to keep things like trucks and equipment working at their peak.

Using the same metrics on human capital is just the newest twist.

According to John Boudreau, the “triple bottom line” of sustainability — profit, planet and people — is “increasingly a vital goal in financial and corporate social responsibility,” and is essential for human resources professionals to embrace.

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