Understanding Job Satisfaction Loyalty and Commitment

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Things aren't the same as they used to be at the workplace. Today's workforce works much differently and also thinks much differently than they did a while back. Years ago people looked to get a job as soon as they graduated high school or college and hoped to stay there for the rest of their life. All they wanted was a stable job that could provide for them and their family. They didn't care so much about benefits or huge pay raises. They were satisfied with a small annual raise or just a pat on the back ensuring them of their job security. They were so satisfied with this that they didn't even think about looking for another job. (Retaining Your Star Performers)

Today employees are much different. They are not satisfied with a small raise or a pat on the back, they want much more than that because they know they can get it. They are not looking to work for one place for the rest of their life's making an average wage. They are always looking for ways to advance to a better position or even a better job that pay's more and gives more benefits. They know that employers will accommodate their wishes in order to get or retain a star performer. If the employer will not accommodate them, they know that their services are in high demand and almost any employer will hire a top performer in their field and fulfill their demands. (Retaining Your Star Performers)

A recent study showed that today's workers between the ages of 18 and 32 were likely to change jobs about eight times. This would seem unusually high if we went back 20-30 years, but today's workforce is comfortable with this because of the world we live in today. (Retaining Your Star Performers)

Over the years there have been certain ways to retain these star performers that have grown in popularity. Career development is one example of this. It is important in any job to feel that you are continually learning new things and increasing your skills. If an employee feels that...
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