Slideshow Workers lose that loving feeling

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  • February 10 2015, 6:05am EST
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Workers lose that loving feeling

As Valentine's Day approaches, employees may have lost that loving feeling they once had for their employers. Sixty-seven percent of employees say they love their company (or at least have no major complaints), a 10% dip from 2014, according to Virgin Pulse's latest survey of more than 1,000 full-time employees in the U.S. and Canada.

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What's love got to do with it?

With nearly 60% of employees saying their relationship with their employer positively impacts their focus or productivity at work, and 44% saying it positively impacts their stress levels, it’s clear that a supportive manager is critical in driving employees’ workplace happiness. Other findings from the Virgin Pulse survey include:

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Love makes the workplace go 'round

More than half (53%) of employees surveyed say interesting and challenging work is the No. 1 reason they love their company - an increase of 20% from 2014. The company's mission was another top contender among the reasons employees love where they work, at 38%.

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It's a balancing act

Supporting work-life balance was ranked as the No. 1 way companies can show employees they care, with nearly 40% of workers saying they wish their employer cared more about their work-life balance. Forty-four percent, meanwhile, said flexible work arrangements were the No. 1 benefit they’d love to have at their company.

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BFFs at work

The secret to happy, engaged, high-performing employees might be as simple as having an office bestie. Nearly 40% of employees said their co-workers are the top reason they love their company. What's more, 66% said their relationship with colleagues positively affects their focus and productivity at work.

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Can't buy me love

Twenty-eight percent of employees ranked “maintaining good health, including physical, mental and social,” as the No. 1 aspect driving their overall well-being and happiness.

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