Employee happiness is becoming the most concerned issue raised by employers and HR professionals. So, how do you define and measure employee happiness? Is it the same as employee satisfaction?
As far as I know, there is no clear definition of employee happiness. Happiness often refers to personal feeling; therefore it’s hard to measure. However, periodical surveys with measurable questionnaires can indicate quite reliably how much employees feel happy at work.
In my opinion, employee satisfaction
or job satisfaction is the level of employee’s contentment and happiness with their work, organizational culture
, environment and compensation. In other words, employee satisfaction is affected by organization, while employee happiness requires happiness in personal life as well. An ideal job and work condition and can guarantee job satisfaction but how employees think and enjoy their work is the factor to bring happiness at work.
How to you think about it? Please share your point of view in comment below. 14th November 2015 From Vietnam, Hanoi