Why Google Employees Are Happier Than Ever

Despite the nation's stubbornly high unemployment rate, many companies -- especially high-tech firms -- struggle to hang on to top talent, prompting many employers to develop new or novel ways to keep key staff happy.

To do that, many businesses have introduced or bolstered programs to improve the overall workplace experience, such as giving workers more say in the work they do, the ability to work remotely and expanded training, among other offerings.