SOURCE: Hogan Assessment Systems

Hogan Assessment Systems

October 24, 2012 10:46 ET

New Survey From Hogan Assessments Highlights What Makes the Perfect Job

Research Indicates That Salary Isn't the Most Important Factor

TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - Oct 24, 2012) - Some people think the perfect job is all about the perks -- big paycheck, flexible hours, or extra vacation time -- and companies are increasingly embracing perk-heavy, Silicon Valley-style offices to attract talented employees. New survey results from Hogan Assessment Systems, however, paint a different picture.

For "The Perfect Job," Hogan asked nearly 1,000 working adults to identify the factors that would contribute to their ideal job. An overwhelming number of respondents, roughly 62 percent, said having "interesting and meaningful work" was the most important factor in their perfect job. Ten percent said responsibility and control over one's work, and only 8 percent said salary was a determining factor.

"This is major departure from traditional thinking," said Ryan Ross, vice president of global alliances at Hogan. "Meeting workers' needs for more meaning and autonomy will mean a culture shift for many companies. The upside, I suppose, is that they don't necessarily need to build that basketball court in the middle of their offices, although it couldn't hurt."

"The Perfect Job" survey results are available for complimentary download at:

About Hogan Assessment Systems
With more than 30 years of experience, Hogan is the global leader in providing comprehensive, research-based personality assessment and consulting. Grounded in decades of science, Hogan helps businesses dramatically reduce turnover and increase productivity by hiring the right people, developing key talent, and evaluating leadership potential.