Job satisfaction ‘not always about money’

01 December, 2017

Businesses aiming to improve employee job satisfaction reap the rewards through improved productivity, lower levels of absenteeism and greater staff retention, according to recent research.

In light of this, CCI is organising the HBF Wellness for Business Conference 2017 and is calling for expressions of interest from sponsors.

Curtin Business School Researcher Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells wrote the recent Happy Workers: How satisfied are Australians at work? study which revealed while pay, job security and hours of work count, it’s the job itself that matters most.

The job itself has the strongest relationship with overall job satisfaction, outweighing all other job aspects including pay, security and flexibility.

Those that report being “very satisfied” with their job overall earn a lower average amount each week than those that report being “satisfied”—$1,182 compared with $1,267.

Just over 40 per cent of Australian workers report being “very satisfied” with their job security and 36 per cent with their flexibility to balance work and non-work commitments.

Tasmania has the highest job satisfaction and came in first in three of the six job aspects—the job overall, the job itself and job flexibility. Thirty-five per cent of workers in Tasmania report being “very satisfied” in their job overall.

Unfortunately, WA and Victoria are ranked last among states when it comes to workers who are very satisfied with their job overall.

Find out ways to keep your workers happy and listen in on topics such as mental health, drugs and alcohol in the workplace, nutrition and physical health future of wellness.

►To find out more about the HBF Wellness for Business Conference or to express your interest in sponsoring, visit the event page here.