The factors that determine an employees level of job satisfaction can be many and varied.  The idealogical perspective assumes that if an individual is happy in their job,  they experience pleasurable feelings of personal fulfillment with a more likely chance that they will remain loyal to the employer organisation. Various HR studies have indicated that employee fulfillment is linked to employee empowerment and that employee dissatisfaction leads to disengagement and low motivational levels.  Studies have indicated that in Australia, workplace stress is high, increasing, and leads to high costs in worker's compensation claims.  

 

Job satisfaction data can be a key indicator for organisations to measure overall satisfaction levels.  The type of information guaged from employees can include their views on:

 

  • Equal Opportunity and diversity management

  • Work life balance

  • Learning and Development

  • Workplace Health and Safety

  • Compensation, Reward and Benefits

  • Information Technology

  • Communication in the workplace

  • Teamwork

  • Wellness programs

  • Job tasks

 

The various means of guaging job satisfaction may include: