Not recognizing what's important to employees can translate into more job dissatisfaction, lower productivity, and higher volunteer turnover," says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of Human Resources at CareerBuilder. "It's critical that companies regularly take the temperature of their workplace and survey employees to identify where the company excels in providing a positive employee experience as well as opportunities to improve."
What's with the sociology committing at Forbes? Look, these employees have to quit expecting to be hand-held by bosses or unions through the work process. They work, they get paid. They work harder, they get paid more. If they think their deal's not adequate it's up to them to make that case to their boss.
Employers, after all, own the means of production, like a field or a factory. The workers are given access to the employer's resources and brand - it's up to them to produce to standard and if they bring in a bit more, well then they may get to keep some of that.
To expect an employer to wade into the emotional well-being and job-satisfaction of their employees - why, that's as unnatural and flighty as this play-based learning or innovation stuff.
Better to ignore special interest parties like Forbes and go with common sense policy, like Right To Work that has a long lineage of success.