WHEN IT COMES TO SATISFIED EMPLOYEES,
COMPENSATION MATTERS—A LOT—BUT MOST COMPANIES
ARE NOT PRIORITIZING COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION.

EMPLOYEE PRIORITIES

66%
Competitive compensation
55%
Bonuses and merit-based rewards
45%
Retirement plans
44%
Supplemental training programs for individuals to develop new skills
44%
Flexible working location
43%
Vacation time
43%
Benefit plans for employees' families
42%
Flexible schedule
42%
Education

EMPLOYEE PERCEPTIONS OF WHAT MATTERS TO THEIR BOSSES DON'T MATCH UP WITH WHAT EXECUTIVES REALLY WANT.

WHAT EMPLOYEES THINK
THEIR EMPLOYERS VALUE:
WHAT EXECUTIVES
ACTUALLY VALUE:
ONLY
39%
SAY THEY ARE SATISFIED WITH THEIR JOB OVERALL

Companies that do not understand employee wants and needs suffer in terms of workforce development and business performance.