23 Mar Are you happy at work?
A recent survey found that more than half of all American workers are reportedly either looking for a job or are open to other offers, and they’re looking for more than just money.
One of the most common reasons people look to leave their place of work is because they feel “undervalued”. In contrast, the research suggests that the key to keeping employees at their jobs depends on how well employers engage them and promote their development.
More specifically, the top five factors, identified in the study, that help keep people in their current jobs are:
1. having opportunities to learn
2. working for a company with a reputation as a good employer
3. having pay set fairly
4. having a manager who understands them
5. working in a company that retains high caliber people in general.
So although pay is an important factor it’s clearly only one of several variables that determine happiness at work. Are you happy in your place of work? If so, let us know what you enjoy most about your organisation or employer.