Posted by Steve Fey, TCC Director of Business Development

The title of a research paper published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently caught my attention: 2017 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement: The Doors of Opportunity Are Open.

I am always interested in why people stay or leave their positions. This research paper looked at the leading contributors to job satisfaction and made recommendations for how companies can improve engagement.

The paper indicates that overall job satisfaction levels are high at 89%, yet 40% of all employees expressed some interest in seeking another position.

The findings of most interest to me were that respectful treatment of all employees at all levels was very important to job satisfaction and that trust between employees and senior management is gaining importance. It appears management needs to take a better look at the openness and transparency of the organization to gain the trust of employees and increase job satisfaction.

The paper discussed other implications of the findings and recommendations for how to improve job satisfaction. I think we will review those in another post.

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