Everyone wants the perfect job and why wouldn’t you want to work for one of the top organizations or companies? Not all employers are great, but how do you know the difference? Why would you consider leaving your current job? Consider these 10 key drivers of employee satisfaction among organizations that made the list of top employers:
- I feel I am valued in this organization.
Does your supervisor know who you are and what you do for the organization? Great employers have leaders that perform well in this important area for employees. A failure in this area can cause talent to consider leaving a jobs.
- I have confidence in the leadership of this organization.
Is there a vision for where the company is headed and what it is trying to achieve? Most employees feel lost if there is no clarity around this issue.
- I like the type of work that I do.
This may be more about you than the employer, but employees who do not enjoy what they are doing are likely to be ineffective or potentially leave.
- Most days, I feel I have made progress at work.
No one enjoys a treadmill with no result. Progress is important to long-term employee satisfaction. Those not seeing progress are at risk of resignation or competitive job offers.
- I can trust what this organization tells me.
Somewhat obvious. Lack of trust and transparency is a growing issue that employees will not tolerate over a long time.
- At this organization, employees have fun at work.
Fun comes in many shapes and sizes. Some employees need a good laugh every now and then or the feeling of satisfaction that comes from hitting a goal. Still others need a party…a real party. Those employers that know their teams are more likely to keep teams and the people that make those teams work happy and having fun.
- I feel part of a team working toward a shared goal.
If there is no destination, the trip can seem eternal. Employees like achievable goals to be set and recognised when reached.
- My pay is fair for the work I perform.
While most employers believe pay to be the number 1 reason for employees to leave a job, it is actually fairly far down the list. Fair pay is tough to define but employees know it when they see it. There will always be someone whose expectations are out of line with reality; let those employees move on and take great care of those who remain.
- This organization treats me like a person, not a number.
People seek engagement from their teams and leadership. You will know if your employer cares.
- This organization provides as much ongoing training as I need.
If you need or want training it should be easy to get. If not, your employer is not a top performing organization.
Recruiters are a great source of insight on employers. They are tuned into the organizational culture and the satisfaction of the employees at the companies they represent. Make sure you reach out to a recruiter for insight and coaching before changing jobs.