Happiest charity workforce revealed

Keep Britain Tidy has the happiest charity workforce in the UK, a survey of employees has found.

Staff members at the charity gave it an average score of 4.5 out of 5, the most of any charity.

The anti-litter charity’s workforce is closely followed by Cancer Research UK and Dementia UK in terms of happiness. Both scored 4.1 out of 5.

Other charities in the Top 10 happiest charities to work list are British Heart Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society, RNLI Lifeboats, Royal British Legion, NSPCC, Macmillan Cancer Support and Great Ormond Street Hospital charity.

The findings have emerged in the charity section of a larger workforce happiness database, compiled by digital raffle operator Raffolux and based on scores from users of employment website Glassdoor.

“Policies such as healthcare and pension schemes, maternal and paternal leave, and generous holiday allowances were among the highlighted employee perks,” said researchers.

Public opinion

Raffolux also looked at data from YouGov on public opinion of charities to give an overall happiness score, based on staff and public sentiment.

This combined set of data puts Cancer Research UK in first place, followed by Macmillan Cancer Support, British Heart Foundation and Keep Britain Tidy.

Earlier this month a separate survey found that charities are outperforming businesses and public sector organisations in offering staff benefits such as longer annual leave and flexible working options.

Charities also outperform other sectors in offering staff free tea and coffee, training, and mental health support, according to this survey by CharityJob.

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