What makes you a happy employee?

@breepeace (3027)
Canada
June 14, 2007 9:10am CST
What does it take to make happy employees? Decent salaries, paid vacations and personal days, complimentary coffee/water, flexibility, employee appreciation events, etc. What do you think it would take for you to be a happy employee at your company? You can name anything from physical perks like company cars or local area water coolers to emotional gratification like being appreciated and valued.
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7 responses
• India
14 Jun 07
Hi breepeace! Actually it is everything you have put in your discussion. Employees are happy to work in Companies where they are well paid and provided for. It also can included Company provided Accomodation, Holidays with Pay, airtickets etc.
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
I agree with you lovelydame3000.All of these are important in making an employee happy. Surprisingly, some companies have all of these, yet you'll still find unhappy employees. What is more important perhaps, is that employees are happy mainly because of the work they do. And, all these amenities will only make them more happier.
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@msvenzon (424)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
For me, I should be happy with what I'm doing and be able to grow and make use of my potential. Being paid without anything to do is boring and I will feel worthless. I like a job with friendly environment, good compensation and that is where I feel job satisfaction. Because having a job itself is already a blessing for me, there are a lot of people who don't have a job nowadays.
• Germany
18 Jun 07
I have to agree with you. I want to be happy with what I do. I currently have a job where I get paid $10 an hour and I spend about 8 and half hours with nothing to do. Not even a phone to answer (because no one calls). Ok, sure, it is nice to get $10 an hour for doing nothing but trust me, it gets real old REAL fast.
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
hello breepeace, Everything you said is what most employees definitely would want to stay in a certain company. I couldn't ask for more if i would have an open-minded, approachable and flexible supervisor who doesn't think low of his/her subordinates. The company should also give chance to all rank and file employees to improve their knowledge and skills through training exposures.
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• Malaysia
17 Jun 07
hmm..maybe it's having a job that you enjoy doing, with a lot of helpful and nice colleagues around, those that you can get along with and never delay your work and never stab you in the back or won't share their knowledge with you. recognition, salaries, increment, annual leaves, medical benefits which are also extended to your family and other benefits also plays a role in making you a happy employee. not forgetting flexibility and a very sporting boss! .
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@senthil2k (1501)
• India
15 Jun 07
Almost all you have listed, Decent salaries, paid vacations and personal days, complimentary coffee/water, flexibility, employee appreciation events etc. ;) But based on the priority, I would say that the recognition and the Pay is the most that matters to me, for being a very happy employee. Because its basically the human nature to expect good recognition for something done with lot of hard work.
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• Canada
14 Jun 07
To me it is job satisfaction and recognition for a good job mostly it is the peopel you work wiht if they are great then the job is great Salary adn benifits i belive are the basics of any job
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@pendragon (3352)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Probably not having a job?lol, I sell art online.