Bus-210-AM: A Reaction Paper

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Inez TolesSection: Bus-210-AM


Title of Article: Work-Life Fit and Enjoying What They Do Top the List of Reasons Why Employees Stay On the Job, New APA Survey Finds Source & Date: American Psychological Association; August 28, 2012 www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2012/08/work-life Author: American Psychological Association, David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA Summary: The article was written to draw attention to the reasons so many working Americans stay at their current jobs. A Workforce Retention Survey was conducted on adults age 18 and older and the results to that survey were published listing the percentage of men and women who are currently happy at their jobs. The survey also lists some of the reasons they stay at their job, (ex: benefits, co-workers, feeling of belonging) and the differences in reasons based on gender and age. Reaction and Recommendations: The article talks about the reasons many Americans stay on their jobs. The survey was conducted on men and women ages 18 and older. My reaction to this article is I believe the survey would be more accurate if the survey was conducted on individuals based on the length of time on the job and not by the age of the person. Many 18 year olds are just heading off to college and have not joined the workforce yet. I believe the survey would reflect a more accurate percentage if they did the survey starting at a higher age, or as I stated earlier have been on their current job for some length of time.
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