Small Businesses Create Happier Employees

Here’s some news that might not come as a complete surprise to many of us as entrepreneurs. Despite all the challenges of running and building a small business, most employees have more fun working for small businesses than for big businesses. That’s according to the 2018 Small Business Happiness Survey which has just been published. In fact, 87% of small business employees say they are actually happiest working at a small business, which the survey defined as an organization with 3 to 49 employees. They are also more engaged in the business, which means they make a big difference to its success. So what are the secrets to creating happy employees in a small business? The top findings from the survey include creating a fun working environment; encouraging feedback and sharing of new ideas; pay equity between employees; and recognition for a great job done. Ultimately, its about making everyone feel they are part of the business family.