Nothing “makes” employees happy.
Instead, some people are happy people & other people are unhappy or moderate people.
In my pre-employment testing of job applicants for companies, “happy” people tend to get these test scores: + High score on Optimism + High score on Poised Reaction to Pressure
“Unhappy” or more pessimistic people, tend to get low scores on those 2 pre-employment test scales.
How important is company culture to this? What aspects of company culture are most important?
The important thing here is whether the employee “fits in” the company’s culture. Company culture is how employees act even when no one is watching them.
In my research, I always find it best for companies to hire employees who “fit in” the company’s culture.
The way to achieve this is to 1st = test the best employees in each job – to get “benchmark” test scores for that specidic job in the company
2nd = test job applicants
3rd = hire applicants who get same pre-employment test scores as the company’s best employees in the specific job in that company
Doing this results in a company hiring employees who “fit in” the company culture.
Note: If you hire an employee who does not “fit in” company’s culture & qualities needed in
specific job, that employee likely will feel unhappy!Contact Dr. Mercer for more information on
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