At the end of 2012, CareerBliss released its third annual ranking of the 50 happiest companies in America. That was at a time when Gallup reported 71 percent of workers hated their jobs, and The Conference Board pegged employee engagement at 47 percent—down from 61 percent in 1986.
According to CareerBliss (and reported by Fast Company), multiple factors affect work happiness, including: “work-life balance, one’s relationship with his/her boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks and job control over work performed on a daily basis.”
Workplace happiness, like most things, is a two-way street. Employees want freedom, support and appreciation. Employers want accountability, hard work and results.