Researchers’ Engagement at Work

More than three quarters of respondents (79%) said they have the opportunity to do their best at work most of the time or all of the time.

Recognition of good work and opportunities to learn and grown seemed to go hand in hand with each other. Respondents who had a chance to learn and grow while at work within the past week or month saw similar timing of praise for doing good work.

Strong relationships at work are often predictive of employee retention. When it comes to job satisfaction with the research industry, relationships are unexpectedly of lower importance. In our career satisfaction survey, we profiled those relationships in a little more detail.

At least half of researchers surveyed report that their coworkers value their opinions, their manager cares about them as a person, and their associates are committed to doing quality work.

Just as satisfaction with senior executives was lower than average, only 30% reported that senior executives value their opinion.

72% of male respondents had coworkers who valued their opinion compared to 53% of female researchers.

Fresh recruits to market research have less faith in their coworkers’ commitment to doing quality work than more seasoned researchers and are less likely to report that their manager cares about them or that coworkers value their opinion.

For more details on the survey, please download our report, Market Researchers and the Love of Learning.

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