Factors such as autonomy, sense of belonging, career path, pleasure in working and having a purpose make up non-financial remuneration
What do you look for when looking for a job? It is no surprise that the most anticipated answer is money. But besides a good wage, there are several other factors that are just as important as remuneration. The solution architect, Adriano da Silva Santos, understood this a few years ago when he decided to change jobs due to dissatisfaction with the company’s culture. “The reason itself was more about the environment. At that time I was acting more like an executor, I don’t participate in the solutions, I just executed. It does not mean that this is wrong, it is a culture that was not very aligned. I didn’t see growth, I didn’t collaborate with decisions. ”
Adriano’s lack of identification with the place where he worked can also be understood as a lack of an “emotional salary”. The term mentions all the positive and non-financial elements that people get from their jobs, explains the behavioral therapist psychologist, Maria Tanea. “The emotional salary is a set of aggregated factors, both the profile of the employee, both the company’s values must be aligned, they must be aligned so that there is no incompatibility. And the work environment, the climate, the leadership, in general, the range of benefits has to be aligned with all of that ”, he says. Factors such as autonomy, sense of belonging, career plan, pleasure in working and having a purpose make up the emotional salary. Maria Tanea also says that these elements are even more important and determinant in times of pandemic, when people have the feeling of “living to work”. The expert recalls, however, that the factors that constitute the “emotional salary” do not replace the cash salary, which must be compatible with the employer’s duties and is the main means of valuing an employee.
* With information from reporter Beatriz Manfredini