Employees 25% more likely to be satisfied with small companies

Published: Thursday, Oct. 25 2012 12:22 p.m. MDT

Workers for companies smaller than 100 employees are 25 percent more likely to be happy.

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Workers for companies smaller than 100 employees are 25 percent more likely to be happy, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing the “Happiness at Work” survey.

Supervisors are 27 percent more likely to be happy at work and workers in a skilled trade have a 50 percent better chance at being satisfied with their employment.

Other factors that affect workplace happiness include the privilege of supervising others and working as a caregiver versus a sales salesmen.

The biggest indicators of workplace satisfaction included whether employees enjoy their duties, can focus on what they’re best at and if they have pride in their employer.

Work relationships, having a part in workplace decisions, self-progression and a job's social impact are other indicators that could change workplace happiness.

So far, 11,000 users in 90 countries have taken the survey.

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