Survey: Employee happiness rises at Home Depot

An online career website found Home Depot ranked eighth on a list of companies advancing employee happiness. evaluated more than 250,000 company reviews and ratings from employees to create its top 50 list of happiness improvement. Target showed the biggest increase -- up 12.1% to a bliss index of 3.888.

Home Depot ranked eighth on the list, improving 7.964% to a bliss index of 3.772 this year. 

A consistent theme seen in a majority of the award recipients in the Top 50 list was a comprehensive benefit plan, according to 

Click here for CareerBliss' top 50 honorees. 

All assessments are derived from 2010 and 2011. A minimum of 50 reviews per company were required to qualify for the list. CareerBliss data evaluated the key factors, which impact work happiness, including work-life balance, one's relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, their daily tasks and job control over the work that they do on a daily basis. The data account for how an employee values each factor, as well as how important that factor is to the employee's overall happiness.