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Do Bosses Have More Job Satisfaction?

clock January 21, 2014 11:29 by author Administrator

Do bosses have more favorable job satisfaction surveys than employees? Yes, it seems they do.

Despite the longer hours and more responsibility, recent research shows that most bosses report a higher level of satisfaction—both professionally and personally.

“The study doesn’t say why bosses are more satisfied, but that’s not hard to figure out,”  wrote Jeff Haden in an article at LinkedIn.

“While higher pay is certainly a factor since bosses almost always earn higher pay than individual contributors, people in leadership positions also tend to have greater autonomy, more responsibility, a clearer sense of how their work impacts company results, the sense of fulfillment that comes from helping other people grow and develop and succeed … all of which make work a lot more meaningful and re


This doesn’t mean morale has to be low among non-managers at your company. Use a job satisfaction survey to see exactly how everyone feels about their jobs. This gives you an opportunity to make any necessary changes to help people gain more satisfaction from what they do.

Perhaps moving someone from one team to another can help. Many employees report of a lower job satisfaction level if they feel their skills aren’t being fully utilized.

If you have any questions about what an employee satisfaction survey can do for your company, please contact us any time.


Are Small Business Employees Happier?

clock January 14, 2014 12:06 by author Administrator

If you polled small businesses and larger companies, which side would have a better job satisfaction survey? Recent data seems to favour the little guys. 

According to a recent infographic 81 per cent of surveyed people working in small and medium businesses in the US are satisfied with their job. This percentage is higher than the 68 per cent of all full-time US employees surveyed in a Workforce Development study of January 2013, by Rutgers University Heidrich Center.

Small business employees also spoke very well of their superiors. Six in 10 gave their management team an A or B, with only 3 percent giving a failing grade to their bosses.

This survey was commissioned by GFI Software conducted online by the GfK Group (formerly Knowledge Networks) using sample from the probability-based KnowledgePanel®, which is designed to be representative of all adults in the United States.

The survey was originally intended to ascertain how people in small business use the internet and social media. For example, six in 10 respondents would remove all their personal information from the Internet at the snap of a finger, if they could.

If you have any questions about what employee satisfaction surveys can do for your business, please don’t hesitate to contact us any time.

Which Company Has The Most Satisfied Employees?

clock December 26, 2013 20:20 by author Administrator

The career website recently conducted a mass employee satisfaction survey of sorts, and the results are in. So which company can brag about having the most satisfied employees?

An American consulting firm called Bain & Company ranked as the best place to work in 2014, knocking Facebook off the top spot in last year’s poll.

The survey was conducted online and asked employees to rate how satisfied they are, based on:

  • Career opportunities
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Culture and values

Companies were graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 representing the highest level of satisfaction. Bain & Company scored an amazing 4.6.

"We are incredibly proud to be named the #1 Best Place to Work," said Russ Hagey, Global Chief Talent Officer at Bain & Company.

"For more than 40 years, we have placed significant focus on creating an outstanding professional and personal work experience that in turn has fueled our growth anchored in a mission of delivering results for clients and organizations around the globe," Hagey said.

Twitter placed second, while LinkedIn, Eastman Chemical and Facebook rounded out the top 5.

If you have any questions about what more targeted employee satisfaction surveys can do for your company, please contact us any time.



Does Low Commute Lead to Better Employee Satisfaction Surveys?

clock December 12, 2013 11:27 by author Administrator

Do short rides to and from work lead to better employee satisfaction surveys? Recent data says they do.

As many as 76 per cent of Canadians said they want a reasonable commute to the office, according to the “Destination Collaboration: The Future of Work” study by Oxford Properties and Environics Research Group.

Their data also shows:

  • 82 per cent feel that a commute time of less than 30 minutes is the appropriate travel time to work
  • One third said they would be willing to work an extra three hours per week for a reasonable commute to the office
  • 50 per cent of respondents state that commute time is the number one factor that would cause them to choose one employer over another
  • Nearly 40 per cent said they also want their workplace to be close to lifestyle amenities, such as shops, restaurants and gyms

"Employees and job seekers are placing an even greater emphasis on the value of their time and the transit options of a workplace," said Andrew McAllan, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Real Estate, Oxford Properties.

"Optimizing office location and transit accessibility in conjunction with collaborative spatial design and a wide variety of amenities, will be crucial selling points for employers to attract and retain the brightest, most loyal employees."

If you have any questions about what an employee satisfaction survey can do for your company, please don’t hesitate to contact us any time.


World Employee Satisfaction Survey Says 22% Americans Would Work for Free

clock November 26, 2013 15:58 by author Administrator

If you took an employee satisfaction survey of the entire world, what would it look like? asked a little over 8,000 people in Canada, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, the UK and the US about their job satisfaction. Surprisingly, 22 per cent of American respondents said they love their job so much that they would work for free.

Here’s how Americans answered: “Which of the following best describes how much you love your current job?                                                                                

  • 22%: Love it – Would do it for free
  • 31%: Like it a lot – You enjoy what you do, but you could like it more
  • 31%: Like it – You like it well enough for now
  • 10%: Don’t love it at all – but it is a necessary evil
  •  6%: Don’t like it – You think you could do better

By contrast, only one in ten Brits (11 per cent) love their jobs so much they would do them for free. Elsewhere, 18 per cent of respondents from India would work for free.

“What is striking about the findings is that the strength of a country’s labor market doesn’t necessarily correlate with workforce contentment. While workers in challenged markets may have had fewer opportunities to advance in terms of promotions or salary during the recent downturn, it has not necessarily affected their happiness, “said Chris Moessner, Vice President for Public Affairs, GfK.

If you have any questions about what a 360 employee satisfaction survey could do for your company, please contact us any time.