The Society for Human Resource Management conducted its annual survey on job satisfaction and the results may not necessarily surprise you: 96 percent of employees indicated compensation was “important” or “very important.”
This makes it the numero uno factor in overall job satisfaction. In fact, money trumped job security and opportunities to use skills/abilities. During the recession it sounds like job security and opportunities beat out pay but now that the job market’s on the uptick, money is top of mind.
Per a piece on Fortune, director of SHRM’s research center Evren Esen noted, “Incomes have grown slowly during the recession, and that undoubtedly is having an impact on workers’ priorities.” Read more