We have been featured in the following publications:
Diario Crónicas (Uruguay), 27 May 2022 Las claves para entender de qué trata el concepto “salario emocional”, de la mano de Marisa Elizundia
El Pais (Uruguay), 27 May 2022, Salario emocional: lo que las personas valoran de su empleo trae “ganancias”
Authority Magazine (USA), 12 May 2022, Working Well: Marisa Elizundia and Clodagh Beaty Of Emotional Salary Barometer On How Companies Are Creating Cultures That Support & Sustain Mental, Emotional, Social, Physical & Financial Wellness
El Tiempo (Colombia), 7 March 2022, “Hoy, la búsqueda del bienestar laboral va más allá de un sueldo”
Authority Magazine (USA), 19 January 2022, The Great Resignation & The Future Of Work: Marisa Elizundia and Clodagh Beaty of the Emotional Salary Barometer On How Employers and Employees Are Reworking Work
As a company, we often focus on what is not going so well and forget to look at all those aspects of the company that really bring joy and purpose to our employees. Undertaking this exercise has allowed us to reframe our perspective, give ourselves a pat on the back and then focus on the areas we need to improve on. We are very committed to professional and personal development but we have approached it in the typical way of looking at team building, skills training etc and hoping this is what our staff needs. Carrying out this audit has really given us a focus as to where to spend our time and money to give the most return and the biggest impact and to celebrate the areas we are doing so well at. The staff really got a lot out of receiving a personalised report and it has made them take control of and be personally accountable for change that they want to bring about. This has led to lots of ideas for training, outings, idea sharing and new mentoring projects. We are looking forward to devising a long term personalised training plan for our staff based on real data.
After many years of working in both the public and private sectors, I decided to take a leap of faith and start my own business. I was really nervous but taking the Emotional Salary Barometer confirmed to me that I had made the right decision – I would loved to have taken the test years ago when I wasn’t sure what career direction to go in because I might have been able to make this decision for myself sooner.
The Barometer results made me really appreciate what I have built, but it has also made me think more objectively about the areas I can still make improvements to. The best bit for me is that the report gives you specific steps and real-life examples that you can implement straight away which has been really helpful in showing me where to put my focus moving forward.
I have personally taken the test, and would highly recommend everyone to do the same, and learn a thing or two about oneself. Income is important, but there are many other important factors that make for a great job/company. After experiencing how detrimental the lack of emotional salary in a company can be, I would definitely say “yes” to a company that offered the emotional salary. For me independence, room for innovation and creativity, knowledge sharing tick the emotional box.
I’d like to present my experience and appreciation of the Emotional Salary Barometer.
Firstly, on a personal level, the Barometer managed to reflect very well where I am at this moment in my life. Few tools are so accurate in terms of measuring the professional, personal and work experiences of an individual in their current situation. The advice and questions I received will also enable me to continue my growth in the future.
Secondly, I can see the potential as a consultant. The tool helps me to have a valuable conversation with the company, the leader of a team and with the individual. It enables me to guide the company and its leaders to generate greater wellbeing in the team and commitment from employees. With an individual, it is especially valuable to enable you to focus your energy on what can empower you and help you achieve your goals.
For me, the emotional salary is the best reward you can get at work. There is no money to justify illness at work, including mental illness. It was important for me to validate that I have a high emotional salary. This is a reflection of my previous professional choices. However, I can improve my emotional salary. The Emotional Salary Barometer report has all the information very well organized and explained in a way that is accessible to all. It also includes some aspects that we can consider to increase our emotional salary. I recommend it because I think it is an advantage for everyone to know the emotional salary that our work gives us or not.
As a newbie entrepreneur working from home whilst raising 3 kids, I show up every day to create something valuable for my clients. To do so, I need to bring my whole self to work and to do that requires attitude, authenticity and awareness. It wasn’t until I met Marisa and completed her Emotional Salary Barometer that I found an accurate definition of this key element, which I had been cultivating “in the shadow”.
Marisa encouraged me to take the Barometer she and her team had developed based on vast research data analysis. I must admit I was reluctant at first, since I thought that this “salary” was just for employees of big (dehumanised) companies. To my surprise it helped me better understand what I deeply value, what is missing and where my blind spots are. I received a comprehensive report with tangible data, metrics and practical tips of where there is room for improvement.
From now on I have a reliable tool to measure and manage my emotional salary together with the ownership of increasing it. I have no doubt that as this tool lifted me, it can lift others as well.
“Wow, this was so spot on! In reading the different factors, and the ‘benefits’ and ‘things to be aware’ of – wow! Very insightful, and relatable. The process itself was easy and enjoyable – didn’t take too long, wasn’t too dense. Now let’s see what I do with it!”
Answering the Emotional Salary Barometer was a very enlightening experience of my current situation. In the middle of the pandemic period, it makes even more sense to see how my work transcends and contributes to my personal and professional development.
The barometer is a very friendly, approachable, easy to answer and quick measurement tool. Its deliverables are clear and the most important thing is that they reflect your reality in the here and now, along with proposing a brief, executive and achievable action and improvement plan.
Absolutely recommendable and necessary as an instrument to manage in these on-line moments, and to have a 360º view of job satisfaction and evaluate the benefits and emotional/personal gains of our work.
I was invited to respond to the “Emotional Salary Barometer” when I thought that the feedback I would receive from it would be exclusively aimed at providing me with an “indicator” of how satisfied or dissatisfied I was in my work environment and my surprise was immense when I received a deep, in-depth questioning regarding the meaning I am giving to my existence and how congruent I am being with it in the way I live my life, as well as with respect to my fidelity to my inner rhythm and harmony. Thank you very much, Emotional Salary Barometer, for this invaluable gift of life.
The Emotional Salary Barometer far exceeded our expectations and provided a common language to start honest dialogues about our emotions. Based on this accurate emotional diagnosis that brought together everyone’s feelings, we committed ourselves to continuously creating spaces to improve the emotional salary, acting based on these recommendations and continuing to promote well-being within our company, to measure at 6 months again our emotional salary and check the evolution. On the other hand, it allowed us to become aware of the co-responsibility that the emotional salary implies, which requires the commitment of each person, the leaders, and the organization.
To cite a specific example, we became aware that the emotional signature of our company is enjoyment, and that the belonging factor was well below enjoyment, when they are often factors that go hand in hand. This dissonance led us to consider, as a group, developing simple but effective actions such as instances of weekly meetings with the aim of taking the inspiration and belonging of the entire team to another higher level. We know that through these instances, and taking action on other opportunities that the Emotional Salary Barometer made us glimpse, we can enhance the organization’s creativity to another level. And along the way, as a domino effect, strengthen our direction, purpose and personal growth through these actions. The Emotional Salary is awakening very interesting possibilities for all of us.