ANATOMY OF A HAPPY EMPLOYEE
Happy employees are better employees — and they are also better for your business. These workers are more loyal and motivated, and they do better work. This is true to matter what your industry or location. But what makes employees happy? Find out based on a recent survey of more than 12,000 U.S. and Canadian workers.
What determines employees’ happiness?
1. PRIDE IN THEIR ORGANIZATION
The number-one driver of happiness overall. Workers who feel proud of their organizations are 3x more likely to be happy at work.
2. FEELING APPRECIATED
The second biggest driver of happiness. It occupies the top spot for legal and accounting professionals.
3. A SENSE OF FAIRNESS AND RESPECT
The third most important happiness factor. Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of professionals who say they are treated with little respect are likely to leave their jobs in the next year
4. A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
The strongest driver of happiness for those 34 years of age and under.
5. INTERESTING AND MEANINGFUL WORK
One of the top three happiness factors for financial services, administrative, technology and creative professionals.
6. POSITIVE WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS
An important happiness driver. Sixty-three percent of survey respondents report having good friends at work.
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