The Top Driver for Employee Workplace Satisfaction

November 01, 2018

 

Experience is Essential to Retaining Younger Workers

People don’t leave jobs; they leave work environments. Underestimating the importance of a supportive, comfortable, and evolving workplace can lead to employee discontent and high turnover. But the good news is that you have control over this.

Younger workers in particular think in terms of a full life experience of which work is one – very important – element. Successful companies look at the big picture and recognize the importance of the intangibles. Work is where many people spend their most of their waking hours – even more than their own homes in many cases. To attract and retain workers, employers have to listen to what people need to be successful. Then they will feel that their needs are important, and being taken into consideration, and they will be much more likely not to look for another job.

A proprietary poll of decision-makers from Irvine Company shows that the degree to which workplace amenities improve quality of life is closely tied to the way workers feel about their employer.

  • 89.4% of respondents said that outdoor work and recreation space greatly or somewhat improves their quality of life and 85.5% said it increases their overall satisfaction with their employer.
  • 89.2% of respondents said an on site fitness center greatly or somewhat improves their quality of life and 87.3% said it increases their overall satisfaction with their employer.

  • 93.6% of respondents said that high quality food on site greatly or somewhat improves their quality of life and 89.4% said it increases their overall satisfaction with their employer.

In today’s competitive talent market, it is more important than ever for employers to put together a total compensation package that offers more than just money. Providing a workplace that addresses their needs and reflect their values can provide ROI that rivals any other benefit.

 

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