Only 10 percent of employees at U.S. firms are
completely satisfied with their jobs, while one in four is strongly
dissatisfied, revealed a survey of 1,002 employees conducted by
Maritz Research, a business unit of Fenton, Mo.-based motivation
and travel firm Maritz Inc.
Interestingly, when citing reasons to stay with their present
employers, respondents ranked personal fulfillment on the job twice
as important as their satisfaction with pay.
The second most important predictor for longevity, according
to the survey, is whether employees feel they have real
opportunities to learn and develop at their present companies.
Among other findings:
" One in five respondents strongly agreed that their jobs give
them strong feelings of personal accomplishment.
" One in 10 strongly agreed they have real opportunities for
learning and development at work.