A majority of workers in the U.S. remain satisfied with their jobs, according to the latest CNBC/SurveyMonkey Workplace Happiness poll of nearly 8,000 members of the workforce. A plurality of workers (35%) say “feeling that your work is meaningful” is the most important factor in their overall happiness at work, followed by “being paid well” (20%), “having control over how you do your work” (18%), “having opportunities to advance” (15%), and “having colleagues who value your work” (12%).
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Which one of the following issues matters MOST to you right now?
Which of the following best describes you?
Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your current job?
How well do you think you are paid for the work you do?
How would you rate the opportunities your company provides for you to advance your career?
How much do you think your contributions at work are valued by your colleagues?
How much control do you have at work over the tasks you do, the way in which you do them, or the timing of when you do them?
How meaningful is your work to you?
Which of the following is the most important factor in your overall happiness at work?
Which of the following do you think would MOST help you get a better job or a promotion?
How do you rate your own ability to keep up with technology and innovation at work? Are you…
When you think about how your company is investing in new technology, would you say your company is…
Which of these is the biggest threat to your job?
In the last three months, have you seriously considered quitting your job?
In the last three months, have you been seriously considered for a promotion or new position within your company, whether you received it or not?
Do you have a direct supervisor at work?
Do you have someone at work whom you consider to be a mentor, whether that person is your direct supervisor or someone else?
Is your direct supervisor…
How often do you spend time with your direct supervisor one-on-one?