WHAT EMPLOYEES SAY
A nationwide survey of 2,000 U.S. workers reveals they’re feeling better about their jobs than they have in years. So says The Conference Board, which conducted the poll. It found that 54% of workers are satisfied with their employment — up 3 percentage points from similar research conducted in 2018.
“That marks a near-record increase in the survey’s history. Workers also report being much more at ease about their job security. Millennials have experienced a surge in confidence regarding their wages,” the poll analysis said.
“The results, however, include some cautionary signs for management. Amid a strong jobs market where individuals can more easily find new work, survey participants gave weak marks to the most important driver of job satisfaction: their current job’s potential for future growth. In addition, over 60% feel dissatisfied with their organization’s recognition practices, performance review process, and communication channels. Also noteworthy, men generally feel better than women about multiple financial components of their work, including wages and bonus plans.