Job Satisfaction

  • Why Engaged Workers Make Better Employees

    Why Engaged Workers Make Better Employees

    If you're like most people, what you really need out of a job is a salary high enough to cover your expenses. But what you really want out of a job goes far beyond that, and involves things like social support, feedback and opportunities for autonomy, variety and growth. It's all about "engagement" which is... Continue Reading

  • More Nurses Are Sick of Their Jobs

    More Nurses Are Sick of Their Jobs

    Now that the recovery is in full, albeit anemic, swing, workers are no longer so inclined to stay put in the jobs they don't like. Among registered nurses, for example, about one-quarter of those surveyed say that they've had it with their current employers, and will seek a new position as the economy... Continue Reading

  • Circle of Respect Is Key to Happiness in the Workplace

    Circle of Respect Is Key to Happiness in the Workplace

    I remember the first day of my new job. Excited and a bit anxious, I showed up nearly an hour early to make a good impression and get off to a fast start. Instead of being met by my hiring manager, "Ted," I was greeted by a receptionist who invited me to sit in the waiting area until he arrived. There I sat... Continue Reading

  • Jobs With a Big Heart and a Big Paycheck

    Jobs With a Big Heart and a Big Paycheck

    The recession has caused many people to re-think their careers. While some have decided that any job is a good job, others have started looking for more meaningful work. They want a gig that gives back. You may assume that meaningful work automatically means modest pay, but that's not always the case. One's... Continue Reading

  • 10 Strategies to Take Your Job From Blah to Ahhh

    10 Strategies to Take Your Job From Blah to Ahhh

    More than half of Americans (52 percent) say they are dissatisfied with their jobs, according to the annual Conference Board job satisfaction survey. But is it the actual job that's bumming us out, or the way we're dealing with it? Continue Reading

  • Ten Most Popular Jobs and What They Pay

    Ten Most Popular Jobs and What They Pay

    Do you know someone who enjoys their job? Maybe they even look forward to going to work? Believe it or not, this reality does exist. Certain jobs are simply more "popular," meaning that the people who do them feel good about where they put their time and energy each working day. To figure out which jobs are... Continue Reading

  • Freedom is Just Another Word for Job Satisfaction

    Freedom is Just Another Word for Job Satisfaction

    Workers who feel they're free to make their own decisions are happier and more productive according to recent academic findings. Researchers found that autonomy, or the ability to make choices in the workplace and be held accountable for them, is a huge determiner of job satisfaction. "The perception of... Continue Reading

  • Three Ways to Make ANY Job Meaningful -- Yes, Even Yours!

    Three Ways to Make ANY Job Meaningful -- Yes, Even Yours!

    Lisa Cook, director of career services for Walden University With the national unemployment rate in double digits, people lucky enough to be employed are focusing on how to keep their jobs. For some, that means spending longer hours at the office, volunteering for new assignments, or enrolling in continuing... Continue Reading