25 September, 2013 | (01 hr)
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The Conference Board job satisfaction survey provides us with a unique opportunity to better understand the determinants of job satisfaction and employee retention decisions. It turns out that some factors that have strong influence on overall job satisfaction have little impact on retention and vice versa.
We also find that the determinants of job satisfaction and retention vary significantly across gender, age, race and ethnic groups as well as across locations. By understanding how different factors motivate different groups of workers, organizations can adjust and improves policies to improve productivity and retention.
Audience: All HR functions
Ben Cheng is an associate economist in the economics department at The Conference Board. He received his undergraduate degree in economics with honors and mathematics at New York University. Ben has worked on a variety of research projects involving productivity and labor market topics, incl...Full Bio
Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
Gad Levanon is managing director of macroeconomic and labor market research at The Conference Board. He oversees the labor market program, the U.S forecasting program, and the Help Wanted OnLine© program.