Why Employees Feel Positive About Their Job

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2015-10-01 Email

A clear majority of workers are satisfied with their jobs and are motivated to do their best for their employer, according to a recent survey from the American Psychological Association. The accompanying "Work-Life Survey" reveals that most professionals have positive relationships with their peers and supervisors. They're also proud of the work they do and would recommend their employer to others seeking work. The work-life situation also appears encouraging, as only a minority of survey respondents said they bring work home and/or work on vacation. There is room for improvement, however, as work-life benefits such as flex hours and flex locations appear elusive for most employees. "Employees who reported better work-life fit were more likely to have said they are motivated to do their best at work," according to the report. "[They] are more satisfied with their job, have better relationships with their boss and co-workers, were less likely to say they intend to leave their job in the next year and were more likely to recommend their employer as a good place to work." The report also includes gender breakdowns on these topics, and we've included some of those here. More than 900 U.S. workers took part in the research, which was conducted by Harris Poll.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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