Not surprising “Money cannot buy Happiness”, according to an article that appeared in the Harvard Business Review of last year (January 17, 2017) authored by the chief economist, Andrew Chamberlain, at Glassdoor who’s job it is to know the driving forces behind job seekers’ decisions. Glassdoor collects data from thousands of job seekers a year and reports that across all income levels pay is not the number one predictor of workplace satisfaction, however, company benefits and to be specific insurance benefits are. The other top workplace satisfaction predictors are; the culture and values of an organization, followed closely by the quality of senior leadership and the career opportunities at the company. Actually, compensation was consistently rated as being least important in creating workplace happiness. Of course, certain pay criteria have to be met and depending on age, job and income level the importance of compensation varies, but, it takes more than money to attract good talent.

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