Employees look for challenge over salary

Just
over one in five employees believe salary is the most important aspect of job
satisfaction, research finds.

The
next most important ingredient for job satisfaction, according to the 300 job
seekers polled on GoJobsite.co.uk during July 2002, was environment, with 20
per cent highlighting this as important.

In
all, 18 per cent of respondents report that job satisfaction results from being
set challenges, closely followed by career progression (15 per cent),
interaction with colleagues (12 per cent), availability of training (8 per
cent) and last but not least fun (6 per cent).

Jackie
Jones, GoJobsite’s HR manager, believes the findings show employers cannot just
depend on offering a good wage to create a satisfied workforce.

She
said: "More and more people are battling for the positions that pay the
best for their skills and experience, but there are still people out there that
are willing to compromise and settle for somewhere that they feel comfortable
working for, that challenges them and that offers the right routes for
progression."

By Ben Willmott

 

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