Five Reasons Why Employees Are Thankful

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-25-2015 Email

Aside from providing large salaries, big bonuses and all kinds of cushy perks, what can you do to make your staffers thankful for being at work? Try a combination of proactive, professional developmental efforts, along with the fostering of an inviting work environment, according to a recent survey from OfficeTeam. Fortunately, CIOs can address many—but not all—of these needs through an effective, holistic leadership style. They can cultivate, for example, a friendly office culture in which professionals not only enjoy working with each other, but they actually like their colleagues. "Many full-time workers spend more than half of their waking hours at the office, so having friendly co-workers can make all the difference," says Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. Taking a genuine interest in their careers helps, too. And as daily commutes can wear down an employee, it doesn't hurt to remain open to work-from-home days and flex schedules. (Salary and other compensation criteria were not considered for the purposes of the survey.) More than 400 U.S. workers took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.  

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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