Use our two-step ranking and questionnaire to effectively measure the happiness of your temporary staff.
Measuring the happiness of temporary staff can be a tricky pursuit, but surveys show that happy workers are 13% more productive1 so it is paramount that we know if our endeavours to foster workplace happiness are effective or where there is still room for improvement.
“Not everything that counts can be counted; and not everything that can be counted, counts.”
While no one is sure who said this, we do know that Einstein had this on his office wall to remind himself and his fellow scientists that there is a world beyond data.
Happiness falls into the grey area of data collection. To obtain a measure of happiness we can’t simply count the objective or tangible, like how many times a person smiles or how often they cry. There are too many influencing factors over these, but also, how do you decide what factors to measure? What is a display of happiness for one person may not be for another. Do they shed tears of joy, or tears of pain, tears of frustration or tears of sadness?
Instead, we must focus on measuring what is known as the subjective, something that can vary from person to person.
The problem with subjective well-being is that people’s expectations and ideals vary. Not being able to park their Ferrari could constitute a bad day for one person and leave them unhappy. While just borrowing, let alone owning a Ferrari, could constitute a great day to someone else. Parking issues thus become irrelevant.
It is important to remember that you will never escape variations in subjective data, and that data doesn’t have to be perfect to be useful. Even data that is flawed can provide insight into baselines, trends and correlations.