The Key to Attracting Great Employees? Fun!

If you want to recruit the best and the brightest employees, it’s time to look beyond benefits and vertical advancement—you might just need to offer more fun in the workplace, according to findings in the   Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies (JLOS).

Michael J. Tews of The Pennsylvania State University, John W. Michel of Towson University, and Albert Bartlett of The Pennsylvania State University published “The Fundamental Role of Workplace Fun in Applicant Attraction” in the February 2012 issue of JLOS. Click here to view the Table of Contents.

Emphasizing that “fun may be particularly relevant during difficult economic times such as these,” the study looked at different types of fun workplace activities, both formal and informal, and found:

…Specifically, this research examined the impact of workplace fun relative to other key predictors of applicant attraction…. With a sample of collegiate job seekers, the results demonstrated that workplace fun was a stronger predictor of applicant attraction than compensation and opportunities for advancement.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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