employee-happiness-satisfaction-engagement.pngFeeling pride in an employer is the No. 1 driver for employee happiness, according to a new report from Robert Half.

In a study of more than 12,000 U.S. and Canadian workers, workers who are proud of their organization were found to be three times more likely to be happy than ones who aren’t.

Feeling appreciated and being treated with fairness and respect were the second are third employee happiness drivers.

Size appears to play a part. People working at companies with 10 or fewer employees had the highest happiness levels. Organizations with 10,000 or more employees showed the lowest amount of employee satisfaction.

The research also revealed workers age 35 to 54, often referred to as Gen X, were the least satisfied and most stressed out. Employees who are 55 and older had the highest levels of employee happiness.

More of Robert Half’s findings are available on its website.