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What Employees are Saying about Job Satisfaction

Each year the Society for Human Resource Management conducts a survey of employees to find out what factors contribute to their job satisfaction.  In theory, the more satisfied employees are the more engaged they might be and the more they might contribute in work performance.

In 2011, the results revealed that in second place for job satisfaction was “Opportunities to use skills/abilities” and tied for fifth was “The work itself”.   I find this to be extremely interesting.

Overcoming Reluctance for Performance Conversations

Yesterday, I had a conversation with a friend of mine who recently retired after having a decades-long successful career as a manager in the medical field.  We talked about the importance of performance interactions and the pivotal role of the manager. He remarked that his management style was very laid back and his tendency had been to avoid rather than address performance issues.  This style he believed, worked best with the culture of the organization and was a key factor contributing to the high employee retention rates.