What keeps you happy at work? Your answer might be obvious, your paycheck. Right? Although this is one of the biggest motivators for many employees, other factors can be just as or more critical to maintaining employee happiness.
Beyond politics (as all HR professionals tend to show an apolitical front), what can we take away from a 35-day government shutdown? I, for one, have been reminded of a term an employee used with me more than two decades ago: the psychological paycheck.