Finding happy companies? What do you think?

Happy at workJosh Peck emailed me a great suggestion last week:

I’ve been keeping up with your blog for a few months now and first, thank you for bringing some sanity to the world of work. Secondly, as I read the blog, I keep seeing examples of great companies that are doing things right. How can I find companies near me that “get it”?

Could it be time for a CHO job board, where only enlightened companies are allowed to post?

Could it ever! And what if we add a Google map, where we can all plot in companies we know to be happy and what makes them happy? That way it would be easy to find happy companies to go work for in any country/city/town.

What else would we need? What would make this idea really great? Does something like this already exist?

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4 thoughts on “Finding happy companies? What do you think?”

  1. I read the blog. He recently added a job board to his web site ( What I find interesting about the job board is the “Joel Test”. You could have the Chief Happiness Officer Test to assert the happiness rating of the company. I think the comments to your post about what makes you happy or unhappy at work would be a great start for the CHO rating test!

  2. That’s a great idea – if you need help building it, let me know. I’d vote against something like platial and more for something like joelonsoftware – you need it built in here.

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