What makes employees happy?

Here’s a question for all the managers out there: Do you know what makes your employees happy?

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Infographic on what makes an employee happy. Click to view full-size image. (Provided by ayers.com.au.)

Do they want a good work/life balance, a pay raise or a better rapport with their co-workers?

If you don’t know what makes your employees stay in their jobs, you better find out before they leave you for someone else.

This infographic (provided by www.ayers.com.au) lists the many factors that influence employee happiness, along with statistics to prove it. Here are a few:

  • Work/life balance. Almost 80 percent (76 percent) of employees say they stay in their current jobs because of work/life balance.
  • Recognition for a job well done. Sixty-five percent of employees satisfied in their jobs said they would work harder if they were better recognized.
  • Job security. Sixty-five percent of employees also say job security is very important to their satisfaction.
  • Breaks in the work day. More than 50 percent (53 percent) of workers believe a 10-minute break outside every day would make them happier, healthier or more productive. And 80 percent say listening to music on the job improves their job satisfaction and productivity.
  • Positive work relationships. Forty-six percent of women cite their manager as a reason to stay in a job, but only 34 percent of men would stay for a manager.
– Article reprinted with permission from Ragan.com, where it originally appeared. Kristin Piombino is associate editor of Ragan.com.