2015 Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index

At Staples Business Advantage, our goal is to help businesses be more productive every day. A big part of productivity is dependent on employee satisfaction. That’s why we set out to identify and measure top workplace trends across the US, surveying thousands of workers to determine how employees are affected by everything from office design to job stress to work/life balance. The Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index is a comprehensive inside look at what makes employees strive to work harder, and what makes them sometimes look elsewhere.

Work-life balance in 2015

In today’s workforce, companies and employees are expected do more with less. The 2015 Workplace Index results explain why some employees are feeling burned out—but also what makes them feel great about where they work.

  • 2015 Findings
  • Full Report
  • About the Index

2015 Findings

Employee Satisfaction: How Does Your Organization Stack Up?

As employers become increasingly more concerned with workplace motivation and employee engagement, it’s important to know what’s driving productive, loyal employees. Find out about some of the key factors that promote positive work culture and workplace productivity. View the infographic.

Executive Summary: Today’s Workplace Trends

What are workers experiencing in today’s workplace, and what do they value most in their job? Staples Business Advantage surveyed thousands of workers on how they feel about their current role and how their employers could help them be more productive. Learn more about the findings in the executive summary of the Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index. Read Executive Summary.

The Key to Workplace Happiness

Despite the high number of people experiencing burnout, many workers say they are happy and motivated. Find out what insights the Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index revealed about what differentiates unhappy workers from their more contented colleagues. View the slideshare.

Overworked, Burnt Out—But Still Happy

American workers are facing a significant amount of job stress and are at a high risk of burnout. However, workplace flexibility and other factors are helping to keep them happy and motivated on the job. What’s the top challenge in the workplace today? Learn the answer, plus more about what’s driving burnout and the experts’ advice on how to combat it. Read Press Release.

How Do Millennials Work?

From job loyalty to workplace flexibility, millennials have their own unique way of approaching their careers and jobs. Explore what inspires millennials to be loyal to their jobs, what makes them happy in the workplace, and what drives their best work. View the infographic.

Six Ways to Attract and Retain Millennials

Attracting and retaining employees is a higher priority for businesses than ever. Employers can attract exceptional talent by going above and beyond the norm and offering workers these non-traditional benefits. View the slideshare.

Motivating Millennials Can Come Down to Dollars

It’s long been conventional wisdom that the millennial workforce is less salary-motivated than older generations in the workplace. While there are many motivating factors for this generation, salary is a priority. Find out what else drives the biggest generation in the workforce. Read press release.

Full Report

2015 Workplace Index Full Report

What affects the way you work? We surveyed workers about their work and office environment to gain insights about their productivity habits, work/life balance, job loyalty, engagement and more. Download the full report of the Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index to see how workers across the country responded and what it means for the workplace as we know it. Download the full report.

About the Survey

About the Survey

The Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index survey was conducted among 2,602 employees 18 or older across a variety of companies, both in size, geography and industry. A total of 1,528 employees were interviewed in the US (1,026 were classified as general workers and 502 as business decision makers). A total of 1,074 employees were interviewed in Canada (744 general office workers and 330 decision makers). The interviews were conducted online by Redshift Research in May 2015. This survey has a margin of error of +/- 1.9% at 95% confidence limits.

Key Findings