Roy Mann (L) and Aran, dapulse founders
Roy Mann (L) and Aran, dapulse foundersPublic relations

In order to ensure employees are satisfied, employers must allow them to learn and develop in their jobs, a new research project has shown.

The research was conducted by Israel's "Dapulse" hitech company.

Additional factors contributing to employees' happiness, in descending order, are: employment in an area the employee likes, employment in a company which positively changes the world, a feeling that the employee is acknowledged, employment in a leading company in the field, and balance between work and home life. Surprisingly, salary had the least influence on an employee's happiness.

Dapulse, which is developing a platform for project management and inter-employee communications at work, surveyed 10,000 employees in the 136 countries in which dapulse operates. The survey also compared employees in various countries, and found that Israeli employees seem to be among the happiest in the world.

The happiest workers lived in Australia and Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Israel and the US tied for the second-happiest workers.

Countries whose workers were third-happiest included Mexico and Argentina, as well as a few other South American countries. Fourth to tenth place was occupied, in descending order, by Austria, Holland, Finland, England, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and France.

According to dapulse CEO Roy Mann, "Israeli workers are in a really good place, because one of the things which contributes most to happiness is a person's ability to express himself and have an influence. This is something which is ingrained in Israeli culture, but not necessarily in the culture of many other places in the world."

"Happiness has consequences, and employees who are happy at work will have higher motivation and be more efficient, more loyal, and more committed to their workplace, and serve as the company's ambassadors."

In 2015, a study showed Israelis to be among the happiest people in the world.