There's five generations in the workforce. Do you know how to motivate them? (Photo: iStock)

You might have noticed that, depending on how old — or young — they are, your employees react differently to strategies designed to encourage them to work happier, harder and better.

It’s not your imagination, according to new research released from the Staples Business Advantage 2016 Workplace Index, which found that different generations need different motivations to keep them happy at work — and not out looking for another job.

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