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Employee Job Satisfaction Highest in 10 Years – According to 2015 SHRM survey

Eighty-eight percent of employees are satisfied with their jobs, according to a 2015 survey of 600 part-time and full-time employees by the Society for Human Resource Management. That figure is higher than at any time since 2005. Ninety percent of Baby Boomers say they are satisfied with their job, followed by Generation X (88%), and Millennials (86%).

For the second year, the most important contributor to employee job satisfaction was “respectful treatment of all employees at all levels” (cited by 67 percent of respondents). Said Esen, “Employees consider culture and connection to be of utmost importance. Feeling appreciated for their time and efforts creates a bond between employees, management and their organization.

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James F. Lynch PhD, MBA – Regional Personnel Services ©2016

About James F. Lynch

Dr. Lynch founded his first recruiting firm, Strategic Access Inc. (SAI), in 1998 with over 17 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry in business development, new product & market development, strategic alliances, operations & administration. In 2000, Dr. Lynch joined Reliant Pharmaceuticals as a founding member and Executive Director of Business Development, subsequently forming Commercial Operations as Vice President. Dr. Lynch returned to SAI in 2004 to assume the role of President, and in 2014 acquired Regional Personnel.