Labor Day could be called the first widely provided employee perk. A New York City march in 1882 brought 10,000 people out to demand a day off in honor of labor. Labor Day became a national holiday 12 years later. Since then, study after study has tried to determine what makes employees happy.
The answer to that question has changed frequently throughout the 21st century, some say on the basis of generational differences. I often think that the changing responses are a result of the news of the day. Not long ago, employees were looking for job stability; that