Emotional Salary is the non-financial or emotional gains we obtain from working that motivate us, change our perception of work and lead to personal and professional development.

The business impact of the Emotional Salary Barometer: A Case Study

Context and Origins The Emotional Salary Barometer was born out of a personal concern to know, explore and validate something I had seen and experienced in my work in large and strong companies and organisations, namely that when people give their best or worst at work, the reasons go far beyond the financial or flexible […]

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Thinking of leaving your job? Check your Emotional Salary first.

I recently had a conversation with someone who told me she was leaving her job after 15 years. Basically, it was the company that had trained her professionally and where she had grown and developed professionally throughout her working life. She started almost at the end of her career and after two children, many promotions, […]

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Generosity, Emotional Salary and Employee Engagement

Many will recall Gordon Gekko and the movie “Wall Street”. For those who have not seen it, I do recommend you to do so. Here is one of his most famous speeches where he talks about greed: “The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is […]

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When Emotional Salary Is Not Enough

This blog may come as a surprise, especially coming from us. However, we feel it is important, honest and ethical to talk about this vitally important topic that needs to be clarified.  It may be that many people see the concept of Emotional Salary as a panacea that solves everything and covers all the complexity […]

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Overcoming Challenges in taking responsibility for our Emotional Salary

At work, everything is interconnected, and we are likely to face many different challenges at work that impact our Emotional Salary and our ability to take responsibility for it. In this blog, we explore why taking responsibility for our Emotional Salary and the Emotional Salary of others is so difficult, and share some ideas about […]

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How to take responsibility for your own Emotional Salary

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. – Les Brown Who’s responsible here? When we talk about the Emotional Salary and who is responsible for it, we constantly emphasize that it is always a shared responsibility between individuals, leaders and […]

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The 3 second strategy to become an Emotional Millionaire

Am I an Emotional Millionnaire? A couple of years ago at a dinner party someone asked me what I did. I told them I was an entrepreneur which was sometimes risky and didn’t always offer financial stability, but it didn’t matter because I considered myself (and still do) an emotional millionaire! The person I was […]

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Monday Blues, Motivation and Emotional Salary

The ‘Monday Blues’ describe a set of negative emotions that many people get at the beginning of the workweek. Especially, if there is a sense of uncertainty, unhappiness or because things are not going as we expected them to be. It can make you feel unmotivated, tired and a sense that work is unpleasant but […]

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Is the lack of control at work killing you?

In this blog I want to talk about the feeling of losing control of our lives and our work and how Autonomy, which is one of the 10 factors of the Emotional Salary Barometer, can help you start changing this.  Where do we find ourselves now? We find ourselves in a situation where millions of […]

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Improving the Relationship with my boss

In this blog post I am focusing on changing your relationship with your boss so that it benefits you and improves your overall attitude towards work. We’ll look at an example and I’ll share with you my process for improving communication with your boss. Why is my relationship with my boss so tricky? When we […]

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Exploring the Term Emotional Salary

In this blog I focus on the source question that started our reasearch on Emotional Salary, what misconceptions exist around the term and why measuring the emotional benefits we get from working is key to in the way we view work today.   Why do we work? We began to research the term Emotional Salary after […]

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The importance of work in an age of uncertainty

What we know for sure Within the Emotional Salary Barometer team, we know that each of us is responsible for our own Emotional Salary. It can be extremely helpful for you to know exactly what are those non financial benefits you gain from work, if those benefits are important for you, whether you think it […]

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Leadership during coronavirus

Note: We haven’t included in this article our thoughts on workers who provide essential goods and services who are continuing to work outside their homes in the current environment, albeit in many cases under significantly more pressure and risk than usual. We would like to acknowledge and thank all these workers for everything they are […]

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Top 3 Misconceptions About Emotional Salary

Emotional Salary is a concept that arouses strong interest and the majority of leaders agree that it is important for organisational success. More and more the concept is becoming part of our language and discussions about our work and professional wellbeing. In some circles, it is even related to happiness at work. However, it is […]

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Why do we need a purpose?

Every year during the month of January, we are usually bombarded with new year resolutions and plans. One of the main questions that people seem to ask is based around how to find our purpose. It’s such a big question and a lot of pressure on us to answer, especially when you don’t really know […]

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ESB Employee Benefits

Have you ever thought about why we don’t always do the things that will benefit us? And I don’t mean things that we will eventually do because we are obliged to do them, for example, carry out a project or write a contract. That is called “procrastination”. No, I do not mean that. I am […]

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How To Retain Information

Why is it an issue if we struggle to retain information? Put yourself in the following situations. You’re going for a new promotion and need to learn how to manage a larger team. You are interested in art, but never learned at school, so you take an after-work course. Maybe, you want to live abroad […]

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The Future of Work: Success Comes From Within

In this blog post I am focusing  on the reasons why you need to get ready for the future of work, the trends that are driving these changes and 8 great tips to start taking action and get ready for any challenges that the future might bring.   Why do you need to get ready for the […]

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