Geeky Goodness: Hppy

Tech Cocktail

There's a new app for employers. Hppy, a word I've had a fun time trying to pronounce, is a new app that tracks a company's happiness. On their home page, the folks at Hppy say 86 percent of happy employees try their best at the workplace, and that unhappy employees are 11 times more likely to leave an organization--significant claims that are supported university research.

In 2009, Science Daily published an article on the correlation between happiness and a company's competitive edge. A Kansas State University researcher said that happiness could be the underlying factor to success. Thomas Wright, professor of management at KS State found that "when employees have high levels of psychological well-being and job satisfaction, they perform better and are less likely to leave their job." Wright also found that unhappy employees cost their companies $75 a week per person in lost productivity. With a staff as small as 10, that's $750 every week in the hole. Larger companies would cringe at the consequences of an unhappy staff.

With that kind of money riding on employee morale, the minds behind Hppy are definitely on to something.

The app has several features that foster a positive work environment. Users can track their personal happiness as well as glimpse the overall happiness of the company. The app also lets people give anonymous feedback if they're uncomfortable bringing up a concern in person. Another feature lets users tune in wherever they are. Whether you're out of the office for a lunch meeting, or far away, you can check on the company's mood.

Tech Cocktail says Hppy provides company pages and Happy Employee of the Month, and that "users also have control over what they share with their colleagues and who can join their community." TC believes the app's features will "help employers transform their current employment engagement techniques into a more powerful strategy."

Hppy makes sure to disclaim on their site that the app will not replace good management. They do promise that it will simplify feedback, allow managers to easily check on their employees, and provide an easier way to improve the overall mood of a company.

Thank goodness for geeks.

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