Feel ‘smiles’ better at work

Posted in News on 8 May 2014

National Walk to Work Week is 12th to 16th May and we are big believers in the notion that commuting on foot does have a real impact on job satisfaction. 

As part of the research carried out for our 2014 Salary and Benefits Bench Marker we ascertained that 11% of all respondents ran or walked to work and 50% of these described themselves as ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ at work compared to the 26% of legal professionals who take the tube or tram. 

We found that the car is still overwhelmingly the main mode of transport for commuting with 49% of respondents getting behind the wheel every working day. 38% of drivers described themselves as being ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ at work. 

The average commute of all the respondents was 41 minutes with the longest recorded journey being a marathon three hour drive! 

For those that can do it; running or walking is clearly the best way to get to work. As well as being good for you it means you are in control of your own commute and are doing your bit for the environment. It’s also a great way to get yourself ready for the day (or clear your head afterwards).

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