More U.S. Workers Are Satisfied With Their Jobs


More U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs than at any time since 2005, according to the latest job satisfaction survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Eighty-eight percent of employees said they were satisfied overall with their job. The most important contributor to employee job satisfaction was “respectful treatment of all employees at all levels,” cited by 67 percent of respondents. Other top contributors were compensation/pay, overall benefits, job security, opportunities to use skills and abilities, and trust between employees and senior management.

Eighty-eight percent of employees said they were satisfied overall with their job (37 percent reported being very satisfied, and 51 percent somewhat satisfied). As the economy stabilized after the recession, employers began to focus again on factors that impact retention and employees found flexibility to seek out more compatible positions if they were ready to move on to new challenges, noted SHRM. The result is that workers are happy with their jobs.

Contributors to job satisfaction.

For the second year, the most important contributor to employee job satisfaction was "respectful treatment of all employees at all levels," cited by 67 perce