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Fact: “1 in 5 employees are looking for a new job.”

Originally posted on Recruiter.com November 29, 2013.

I Mustache You a Question About Your No Fun Workplace

Screen Shot 2014-01-21 at 11.54.23 AMHow fun is your workplace? Last year, the average workweek for Americans was 46 hours. That is a whole lot of time in the office; it should be a place that workers want to be (or at least like being).

Another question –Did you know that happiness in the workplace is taking a nosedive, year after year? In 2008, employee happiness in the workplace was around 51 percent, and as of 2011, it was nearing 46 percent. Happiness, fun, engagement and satisfaction in the workplace are a few very important things that don’t just happen on their own.

As the holidays are quickly approaching, I thought that some statistics from Great American Days might help companies make better decisions about their no fun policies. A quarter of all companies polled won’t be giving gifts or putting on any form of celebration for their employees for the holidays. We see a strong disconnect here when we learn that 82 percent of employees state that receiving a gift from their employer would show them that they are appreciated and valued.

  • 71 percent of employees aren’t engaged at work
  • 1 in 5 employees are looking for a new job
  • A mere 19 percent of employees are satisfied with their job

We all know that an engaged workforce is a productive workforce. Engagement at work drives success and increases retention rates. Despite what most employees might think, the issue isn’t that management doesn’t want anyone to have fun at work. Read more…