Job Security No Longer Top Driver of Employee Satisfaction

By Mark Micheli

October 12, 2012

In a sign that concerns about the economy may be receding, a survey recently found that job security was not the top driver of employee satisfaction for the first time since 2007. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), employees ranked a desire to use skills and abilities (63 percent) higher than job security (61 percent) as being important to job satisfaction.

Rounding out the top five factors were compensation/pay (60 percent), communication with senior management (57 percent) and relationship with immediate supervisor (54 percent). The results of the SHRM 2012 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement survey made note that the top factors often vary from year to year, with things like flexibility and safety ranking highly in years past.

The report concluded with recommendations for employers:

 You can find the full survey results here.

What factors are most important for your job satisfaction? 

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By Mark Micheli

October 12, 2012

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