A 2009 survey, by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) looked at 24 factors that are regularly thought to relate to employee satisfaction. The study found that employees identified these five most important factors:
· job security,
· benefits (especially health care) with the importance of retirement benefits rising with age of the employee,
· opportunities to use skills and abilities, and
· feeling safe in the work environment.
From: Susan Heathfield, About.com