Liverpool workplaces ‘among the friendliest in the UK’

Research from leading UK jobs site, CV-Library, has identified the top 10 locations in the country where office workers are most likely to establish genuine friendships

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Liverpool workplaces are in the top 10 in the UK for making friends

 

Liverpool has some of the friendliest workplaces in the UK, a new survey reveals.

Research from leading UK jobs site, CV-Library, has identified the top 10 locations in the country where office workers are most likely to establish genuine friendships with their colleagues.

According to the survey of 2,000 UK professionals, almost two-thirds of Liverpool workers (65.5%) stated they had made real friends with other people in their workplaces. The full top 10 is:

  1. Belfast – 90.9% 
  2. Cardiff – 73.3% 
  3. Lincoln – 72.7% 
  4. Birmingham – 72.6% 
  5. Brighton – 69.6% 
  6. Cambridge – 69.2% 
  7. Leeds – 68.6% 
  8. Newcastle – 66.7% 
  9. Liverpool – 65.5% 
  10. Glasgow – 62.2% 

Lee Biggins,  chief executive and founder of CV-Library, said: “We spend the majority of our time at work, so not having any genuine friends can feel very isolating. While it’s tough to push yourself out of your comfort zone and have conversations with your colleagues, it’s a great way to build positive relationships; and your confidence will grow with it.”

The study also reveals that 64.3% of Liverpool’s white collar workers feel it’s important to be liked in the workplace. Additionally, the research finds that four in 10 (43.3%) professionals worry about disappointing their manager and a further 48.3% fret about letting their team down. 

Mr Biggins continues: “It’s a fact of life that you’re not going to be liked by everyone at work. However, you shouldn’t let this get you down. Try not to worry too much about it; focus on being yourself and doing a good job.

“Everybody makes mistakes, but it’s important to use them as learning opportunities. Always ask for feedback as it’s a great way to show proactiveness, maturity and a willingness to succeed. Plus, it could help you form strong working relationships.” 

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