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Top Areas of Employee Satisfaction

Survey data revealed employees’ top areas of satisfaction. These are noted by employee classification.

Classified employees felt most satisfied with:

  1. their supervisor recognizing the importance of their personal and family life (86 percent)
  2. their supervisor being responsive to their ideas, requests and suggestions (82 percent)
  3. (three tied for third place):
    • their supervisor having the expertise and ability to help them and their team succeed (80 percent)
    • their supervisor listening when approached with a problem (80 percent)
    • their supervisor caring about them as a person (80 percent)

Professional employees felt most satisfied with:

  1. their supervisor caring about them as a person (89 percent)
  2. their supervisor recognizing the importance of their personal and family life (88 percent)
  3. (three tied for third place)
    • their supervisor being responsive to their ideas, requests and suggestions (85 percent)
    • their supervisor listening when approached with a problem (85 percent)
    • their supervisor supporting them (85 percent)

Faculty felt most satisfied with:

  1. (three tied for first place):
    • knowing what they need to do to be successful in their job (76 percent)
    • their supervisor listening when approached with a problem (76 percent)
    • their supervisor caring for them as a person (76 percent)

2.  their supervisor recognizing the importance of their personal and family life (72 percent)

3.  their supervisor having the expertise and ability to help them and their team succeed (71 percent)