What Makes Employees Happy? 18 Aspects of Worklife That Make An Impact (INFOGRAPHIC)

June 21, 2018

Every manager knows that a happy employee is more likely to be productive at work and stay longer your company, and definitely much moreso than an employee that’s overall unhappy and dissatisfied with one or several aspects of their life at work.

And while every situation is different (and to be fair…sometimes you have to accept that a person’s happiness is out of your control!) let’s assume that there are at least a few basic things that you can do as an employer to make sure your employees are as happy as they can be….

  • How do you know what those are?
  • What aspects of your company can you improve to make sure that you have more happy employees rather than unhappy ones?

Those are the questions we’re answering with this infographic below.

More specifically, in the graphic we list off 18 different aspects of worklife that typically impact employee happiness. It includes everything from communication, compensation, work-life balance, career development, job security, work environment, job safety and many more, all of which have varying influence on whether an employee is likely to be happy to work at your company. Take a look and let it be something to think about as you try to increase employee happiness and engagement.

Note that we didn’t pick these categories out of nowhere; these 18 categories are the exact ones that appear in a standard employee review on kununu.com. As of the time of publishing this article, kununu has collected over 2.6 million reviews (that all include these 18 categories) across over 700,000 companies, and has earned a place as one of Google’s top trusted review sources.

If you want to learn more about how to leverage kununu to better understand your employees, grow your employer brand and improve your company, send us a note! And in any case, enjoy this infographic and feel free to save, bookmark and share:

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Linda Le Phan
Senior Content Marketing Manager at kununu.

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