Yesterday, we posted a survey that reported half of all employees would tell friends and family not to come work from their employer.
I got curious and dug a little deeper …
The American Psychological Association does an annual survey on Work & Well-being.
Here are some highlight snippets from their latest survey ….
According to the APA survey, about 2/3’s of employees are satisfied with their jobs.
And, about 2/3’s of employees say that they are motivated to do their job.
Further, 2/3’s of employees think that their employer’s treat them fairly.
But, the numbers fall slightly when it comes to work-life balance.
Less than 60% are satisfied with their work-life balance.
OK, we’re getting closer to the 50% who say “Don’t come here to work.”
So, let’s keep going.
Only about half say that their company makes them feel valued.
And, less than half think that their employer provides them with opportunities for growth & development, i.e. they don’t see a way to get ahead and move up.
Only about half say that they and their employers share common values
About half say that their employer is open and upfront with them ….
And, less than 1/4 trust their employer.
Using converse logic, that means that about 75% do trust their employer.
Summing up, according to the APA survey …
Motivation and job satisfaction are high … and most employees trust their employer, even if they don’t always share common values.
But, employees want more work-life balance and opportunities for growth & development.
That’s not new news, right?
There’s always an opportunity to improve employee engagement.
But, it doesn’t look to me like things are going to hell in a hand basket, does it?