New Delhi: A large number US corporate executives are satisfied with their current job as 88% of employees reported they were satisfied with their job overall. While 37% reported they were very satisfied, 51% reporting they were somewhat satisfied. This percentage marks the highest level of satisfaction over the last 10 years, Society for Human Resources Management research report on Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement.
Since 2013, the percentage of satisfied employees has been trending upwards. Nevertheless, it is evident that a larger portion of employees are satisfied only to a certain extent, which signals the possibility for improvement. Similar attitudes were found with satisfaction toward employers: 45% indicated being somewhat satisfied and 40% indicated being very satisfied with their organization.
Respectful treatment of all employees at all levels was rated as very important by 67% of employees in 2015, making it the top contributor to overall employee job satisfaction for the second year in a row.
Employees still value culture, but compensation is increasing in importance. There is some evidence that after an extended period of wage stagnation, compensation is starting to improve for more workers.