Factors Driving Employee Satisfaction In 2017

Geography: United States Research Source: Society for Human Resource Management Date: May 2017 Findings:  Job satisfaction remains high with 89 percent of employees saying they were satisfied overall with their jobs (38 percent reported being very satisfied, and 51 percent somewhat satisfied) Female employees (72 percent) were more likely to report this aspect as a very important contributor […]

Information At The Fingertips Of Candidates

Geography: Global Research Source: ManpowerGroup Date: May 2017 Findings:  Globally, 28% of candidates surveyed reported having information about an employer’s brand pre- application. Norway, India, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Poland exceeded the global average – though candidates in Japan, Costa Rica, and Brazil report having significant less information. In the ve major markets for which year-over-year comparison data is […]

Politics In The Office Is Still Taboo

Geography: United States Research Source: Korn Ferry  Date: May 2017 Findings:  56% of respondents say that disclosing their political affiliation in the workplace could negatively impact their career, and nearly one-quarter (23%) say the current political environment interferes with their job performance. 54% executives say they are comfortable with politics being discussed at work, and nearly two-thirds […]

You Must Build Trust, Not Command It

Geography: Global Research Source: EY Date: May 2017 Findings:  Less than half of global respondents have a “great deal of trust” in their current employers (46%), boss or team/colleagues (both 49%). The leading aspects that were “very important” to a majority of global respondents in determining the level of trust to place in their employers were: “Delivers […]

Despite High Levels of Employee Job Satisfaction, There Are Still Key Factors to Consider

Geography: United States Research Source: SHRM Date: April 2017 Findings:  89% of employees claim they are overall satisfied with their jobs 65% state that respectful treatment of all employees at all levels is an important contributor to job satisfaction Other top contributors to job satisfaction include compensation/pay; trust between employees and senior management; job security; and opportunities […]

Workplace Wellness Is Not A Waste

Geography: United States Research Source: American Psychological Association Date: April 2017 Findings:  Only 33% of American workers say they regularly participate in the health promotion programs provided by their employer. Less than half of working Americans say the climate in their organization supports employee well-being, and 1 in 3 reports being chronically stressed on the job. 73% of […]

When Starting a New Job, Millennials Seek Clear Goals Over Autonomy

Geography: United States Research Source: CNBC Date: April 2017 Findings:  When starting a new job… 40% of millennials want to be sufficiently trained 31% of millennials want their expectations and goals to be clearly set 30% of millennials want to be provided with all the information they need to do their job 26% of millennials want to be […]

Appreciation Is A Key Player In Retention

Geography: United States Research Source: OfficeTeam Date: April 2017 Findings:  66% of workers surveyed said they’d likely leave their job if they didn’t feel appreciated. That’s up from 51% who responded that way in 2012.

Why Some Workers Cannot Afford To Take Leave

Geography: United States Research Source: Pew Research Center Date: April 2017 Findings:  16% of adults working within the last two years claim they needed or wanted to take either family or medical-related leave, but were unable to do so 72% of these adults cite the reason they don’t take leave as concern over loss of wages or […]

The Gender Gap in Pay Continues to Play a Role in the Workforce

Geography: United States Research Source: Pew Research Center Date: April 2017 Findings:  Women earned nearly 83% of what men earned, according to a 2015 study It would take an extra 44 days of work for women to earn what men did in 2015 For adults between the ages of 25-34, however, women earned 90 cents for every […]