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Listen to the news report and do:1. Six true/false statements2. Fill in gaps in 6 sentences3. Put jumbled sentences in the correct order. Listen to the audio before you do each part. Use the transcript only after you've passed the test.
Thousands of people
have been surveyed to produce a report on employee motivation.
The theory suggests
that productivity depends on workplace happiness.
Pay was ranked third
among the most important factors in workplace happiness and fulfilment.
Working from home
is the least popular way to boost staff motivation.
Most managers and
supervisors use non-monetary incentives to motivate workers.
The Happiness Index
urges business leaders to redesign their recruitment and motivation
Don't use commas between words in your answers.The size of a ________
________ is not the thing that leads to happiness.
If there is a personal
connection with the job then it provides happiness and ________
________ of the salary being paid.
48% of respondents
rated a good work-life balance as being an important ________ of ________
they stayed with an employer.
Only 10% use working
from home as a means of ________ their ________.
The City &Guilds
Happiness Index provides a call to action for the business community
to rethink its ________ and ________ strategies and consider employees'
needs on an individual basis.
The ________ is
that some managers are clearly not recognising the key factors that
could improve happiness at work and lead to a rise in motivation of
A) The Managing Director
of City &Guilds called for a more flexible approach to HR policies.b) The relationship
and friendship with work colleagues was ranked second among the most
important factors in workplace happiness.c) The study was conducted
by the City & Guilds organisation.d) Bankers are at the
bottom of the Happiness Index.e) Some managers are
underestimating the role of the key factors that could improve motivation
at work.f) According to the
survey, the most important factor in workplace happiness and fulfilment,
was having an interest in your job.