It seems that the US has hit rock bottom…well, job satisfaction is at an all time low. However, this should come as no surprise. Many have been holding on to jobs, just waiting for the tide to turn. Others have taken jobs to pay the bills.
The scary part of all of this is that job satisfaction directly correlates to innovation. Right now, we, the US, need more innovation.
Here are some posts that take a deeper look in to employee satisfaction:
Only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs. Read the entire summary from MSNBC. Americans’ job satisfaction falls to record low
According to the Conference Board these are some of the reasons why:
- Fewer workers consider their jobs to be
- Incomes have not kept up with
- The soaring cost of health
insurance has eaten into workers’ take-home pay.
From the employer’s perspective, there are issues as well, how to
The Mass Exodus of Talent by Rob Jannone
Dissatisfied Workers + Recovery = Workforce Planning from ERE.net
Before you jump on the bandwagon and start believing you are miserable too, consider what defines job satisfaction for you. By the way, it isn’t as easy as it sounds.
5 Step Method for Defining Your Job Satisfaction from Careerealism
Did You Choose Your Working Environment Or Did It Just
Come With The Job? from Adventures from the Job Search Ninja, Todd Bavol
Once you have pin pointed what satisfies you and before you jump ship, plan your job search campaign.
Are you one of the 45% of employed American’s dissatisfied with your job? Tell me why!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.