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US Job Satisfaction at Record Low

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

In the recent survey by the Conference Board research group, it was found that 45% of Americans are unsatisfied with their jobs.  This survey shows a drop of 4% since the previous results in 2008.  Read the full story here.

The Conference Board suggests that potential reasons for the dissatisfaction are:

  • Fewer workers consider their jobs to be interesting.
  • Incomes have not kept up with inflation.
  • The soaring cost of health insurance has eaten into workers’ take-home pay.

Doc Holly says, “Downsizing and restructuring have been prolific corporate events long before the economy went south, and the resulting stress of fewer people doing more seems to be at the crux of this mounting workforce disengagement, a major threaten to the necessary team play that underscores which company cultures can best manage competition in the marketplace. The Leadership Trust® has noticed more recently the surge in requests for leadership/emotional intelligence training to address morale issues related to people reacting in fear toward a stressed and/or intimidating manager.”

Want to weigh in on your opinion?  Cast your vote on MSNBC‘s poll, “Are You Satisfied with Your Job?

What does your company do to help ensure your employees are engaged and satisfied?