The greatest satisfaction for workers: the relational and social aspects of their job. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Workers might be generally satisfied with their job, but many are disappointed at their employer’s lackluster approach to professional development, according to a survey of 1,500 workers by The Conference Board ahead of Labor Day.

Just over half (51 percent) of workers feel satisfied overall with their job. However, when asked about 23 separate components that contribute to job satisfaction, respondents gave the lowest marks to workload; educational/job training programs; performance review process; bonus plan; and, in last place, promotion policy.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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