Not just about money
In a survey of 4000 people, jobs website seek.co.nz has found salary is one of the least significant factors to New Zealand workers, while work environment, company culture and workplace morale are the most important. Among workers who consider themselves ‘happy’ in their jobs, work environment topped the list, followed by training and development, company culture, workplace morale and human relations approach. Salary was in 11th place. Seek.co.nz executive Helen Souness said most people were looking for their managers to be ‘supportive and approachable’, to ‘demonstrate their appreciation’ and ‘provide opportunities for growth within the organisation’. The survey found highest levels of happiness in healthcare and medical sectors, where 74 per cent people said they were happy in their role.