What are the key ingredients in job satisfaction? A new poll reveals some intriguing differences in the views of employees vs. the views of HR professionals.
The survey, conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), was released at the organization’s annual conference in San Diego.
Here’s a look at the two group’s rankings of what’s important to job satisfaction.
- Job security (63%)
- Benefits (60%)
- Opportunities to use their skills and abilities (56%)
- (tie) The satisfaction level of the work itself/The company’s financial stability (54%), and
- Compensation (53%).
The HR pros said:
- The relationship with the employee’s supervisor (72%)
- Job security (69%)
- Communication between employees and senior management (65%)
- The company’s financial stability (64%), and
- Opportunities to use their skills and abilities (62%).
Our guess is that the unease that’s accompanied the economic downturn has made workers far more concerned with the basics — paying the bills and feeling secure in their jobs — than they were pre-recession.
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