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In the News: What makes employees happy?

We all know that having a happy workforce is one of the most important retention tools in the Human Resources book. But what exactly does it take to keep said employees happy (and, ostensibly, on your payroll)?

According to an infographic developed by Yast, employee happiness is based on:

Enjoying the work and the work-life balance:

According to Yast, 62 percent of men and 72 percent of women said that they had an acceptable work-life balance.

Rewards and Recognition:

In the survey, 79 percent of employees said that they wanted end of year rewards for their performance over the past 12 months.

Further, 55 percent indicated that a reward of $25 or less would make their holiday season brighter, but 85 percent indicated that it would take $100 or more to qualify as a good reward.

And, as a note, 65 percent of satisfied employees said that they would work even harder if they received more recognition for their work.

Job Security:

In the survey, 70 percent of workers who feel their jobs are secure report happiness in their current job role. Further, 65 percent of employees said that they would describe job security as very important to their satisfaction levels.

Break time:

Fifty-three percent of employees indicated that a simple 10 minute outdoor break every day would improve their happiness, as well as make them more productive.

Listening to music:

Eighty percent of employees indicated that listening to music at work improves their job satisfaction AND their productivity.

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