Nope…at least half of them are not. This according to Mercer’s What’s Working Survey, which interviewed over 2400 workers in the US, (30,000 worldwide) with over 100 questions that measured an employee’s satisfaction on a wide range of topics. According to the survey, many employees feel that their base salary is the biggest reason for satisfaction, while stating that additional benefits (read retirement) is one of biggest reasons for dissatisfaction.
The interesting part about the survey is that it again reinforces workers dissatisfaction with the employer’s transparency when it comes to promotions, pay equaling work, and benefits. This transparency theme is why many employers are looking to outsource their Human Resources department. The ability for PEOs to help companies manage payroll, benefits, personnel changes and other HR functions allow these businesses to focus on their core competencies and increase satisfaction from employees who know that the HR functions are handled independently of running the business. Functions that are handled without bias from within the company, including consulting services that help a company be more transparent with its employees…all of which increases employee satisfaction.
Another part of the survey indicates that one in three employees are considering other opportunities, while one in two employees have mentally checked out. These numbers suggest that in general, employees very dissatisfied with current employment opportunities. To read this article, see it here.
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