While there may be major studies about how social media distractions are costing businesses millions of money, a recent research conducted by James Fowler at UC San Diego shows that social media also contributes in enhancing happiness and productivity in the workplace.

An infographic published by Socialcast illustrates that happy and engaged employees are more efficient and productive workers.

From 51.4% to 47.0%, Americans happy with their work environment has decreased in the past four years. According to a 2009 study of US employees, the most happy and satisfied employees are those who feel that their jobs are secure – no surprise there.

The top 5 happiest careers in the US are:

  1. Biotechnology workers
  2. Customer service representatives
  3. Teachers
  4. Administrative assistants
  5. Buyers

Want some of that happiness yourself? Check out the 12 Kickass Ways to Love Your Job and Life.

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Source: SocialCast

The original Undercover Recruiter, after 7 years in tech recruiting Jorgen now runs Link Humans, a social media agency in London.