Money is the most important factor for happiness at work, study shows
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Money is the most important factor for happiness at work, study shows

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Money is the most important factor for happiness at work for more than one in two Belgians, a new study shows.

Of 2,000 working Belgians surveyed by human resources company Acerta, 53% indicated a good salary as being key.

Money came in ahead of a good work-life balance (39%) and job security (35%).

“It is logical that, in times of crisis, workers return to security, and basic needs such as pay are once again a priority concern,” Acerta explained.

The survey was taken in September, at a time “unmistakably marked” by Covid-19, the company said, stating that “there is no doubt that the answers received a corona signature,” meaning the crisis influenced employees’ responses.

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At the same time, while pay is important to more than half of the workers interviewed, nearly six in ten (57%) don’t know how their salary is calculated or argue that there’s a lack of transparency on their company’s paying policy.

Finally, the vast majority of employees surveyed (84%) want their pay to be flexible, in the form of a budget that allows them to make their own choices about pay and possible benefits.

Jason Spinks
The Brussels Times