Money is one of the main motivators for European workers, according to a new survey.
More than half (54 per cent) of the British employees surveyed said that money was the main reason for going to work, the largest proportion of any of the nations surveyed.
Next came Irish employees, with 53 per cent citing money as their main motivator, while only 46 per cent of German respondents and 42 per cent of French workers agreed.
However, there were less materialistic reasons that some respondents showed for going to work, including working for job satisfaction, working to benefit the family and working to challenge oneself.
Around 22 per cent of workers in Luxembourg put job satisfaction as their main motivator, ahead of their family, followed by 21 per cent of Belgian employees who felt the same.
"Everybody works for different reasons and no matter who you are, or where you are in your career, it's important to ensure that your employment is the right fit for you as an individual," said Steve Pogorzelski, group president of Monster Worldwide, which carried out the research.