What do you think would improve your employees’ job satisfaction (and the likelihood of keeping them) the most? A better relationship with their manager? More challenges? More work/life flexibility?
The answer: None of the above. That’s what the consultancy Blessing White found in its 2011 Employee Engagement Survey.
According to the survey, employees say getting more chances to do what they do best would boost their satisfaction more than anything else. This factor was ranked first by 27% of the 2,700 or so North American employees surveyed. In second place, at 20%, was more opportunity for training and career development.
So if you’re concerned about retention as the job market loosens up, talk to your best people to see whether your organization is, in fact, letting them do what they’re best at – and helping them get even better.
See the survey results here.
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