What do employees need to be happy? Why is it important to prioritize your employees’ happiness and welfare? How do you think it would affect your company’s growth and development?

Managers, take note: a new jobs report released Thursday has some pointers.

“Happiness is not a nice-to-have, but a necessity for a productive and successful business,” said Paul McDonald, senior executive director of recruiting firm Robert Half.

The company surveyed more than 12,000 workers across Canada and the U.S. in its quest to discover the secrets of workplace satisfaction.

Read on to learn how you can transform your unsatisfied, unmotivated, and low-performing employees into a whole new batch of happy, inspired, and extraordinarily dedicated workers.