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More Money Doesn’t Mean More Job Satisfaction

Company Leadership and Co-Workers More Important

More Money Doesn’t Mean More Job Satisfaction
New York, NY, February 11, 2014 --(PR.com)-- If you want to be happy with your new job, don’t just look at the salary.

A new survey of senior professionals spanning 25 industries conducted by IvyExec.com, a career resource company for high-achieving professionals, found the top three factors influencing job satisfaction were:

· The Quality of the Job & Breadth of Responsibilities – 63%
· The Team of Co-workers/Peers – 49%,
· The Management/Leadership of the Company – 43%.

Surprisingly, respondents ranked these three factors higher than overall compensation (37%).

“Job satisfaction is beyond just compensation. It is about doing what you want to be doing in your career, and having a vision that you are doing the right things to prepare for the next step on the path to achieving your dreams,” says Angel Torres, Managing Director-Enterprise & Vertical Markets for Alcatel-Lucent and an Ivy Exec Mentor.

Approximately two-thirds (66%) of the respondents were either dissatisfied with their jobs, their company, or both, while the remainder expressed satisfaction with both their jobs and their companies. While 46% of respondents who were dissatisfied with both their jobs and their companies work at a $100MM+ company, results were similar regardless of company size.

This report is timely, as job mobility is on the rise dues to a more positive global growth outlook. “We typically see more employment churn when the economy strengthens. Unhappy professionals who remained at their current jobs due to a flagging economy now have more employment options. They are more likely to actively seek new opportunities,” notes Elena Bajic, Founder and CEO of Ivy Exec. “However, I must urge these professionals to first examine what factors are underlying their current dissatisfaction. The grass is not always greener on the other side, and if they do not understand what is causing their unhappiness, those same factors may continue to haunt them at their new jobs.”

For a copy of the complete survey results, contact Sandia Trent at 212-431-3969

About Ivy Exec

As a career resource company for high achieving executives, Ivy Exec (www.ivyexec.com) provides unparalleled career building and job seeking resources – from a 1-on-1mentorship program with industry veterans and consultative advisory services, to insider glimpses into companies’ day-to-day operations, a curated executive job board and original content. As a technology enabled recruitment firm, Ivy Exec also offers companies flexible, customized search solutions and helps companies tap top talent by mining its proprietary member database and publicizing their employment brands to an engaged audience.
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