16:44 Thursday 31 January 2013

'Feel Good Friday' creating good work

Written byBY RICH STOKES

WORKERS in Burton and South Derbyshire value positive working relationships as the most important element for job satisfaction.

According to a survey from Samaritans and Simplyhealth, more than 40 per cent of employees from both areas felt that getting on with colleagues helped them to feel good at work compared to other factors.

The release of the survey coincides with Samaritans’ annual fund-raising day, ‘Feel Good Friday’, held tomorrow, which aims to get companies to take part in ‘feel good’ themed activities, in return for a donation.

Rachel Kirby Rider, Samaritans’ director for fund-raising and communications said: “It is interesting to see that a positive relationship with colleagues tops the poll of making people at work in the East and West Midlands feel good.

“‘Feel Good Friday’ is the perfect opportunity to take a little time out to have fun with your colleagues while raising vital funds. We really hope workplaces in the region get on board and help make our fundraising day a success.”

Simplyhealth, a company that provides healthcare solutions, is also involved with event.

Mark Day, spokesperson for the company, said: “The day is all about doing something fun and that makes you feel good.

“This year comedy is the main focus and we hope that every one gets involved by organising their own events to help to raise money for a great cause.”

Further information about ‘Feel Good Friday’, is available by visiting www.feelgoodfriday.org

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