Many nurses like the boss better than the big wheels

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Many nurses like the boss better than the big wheels
Many nurses like the boss better than the big wheels
While much of the attention of the most recent My InnerView national satisfaction survey focused on generally positive resident and family views, responses from workers also pointed out areas of concern for top management.

Only 47% of respondents gave “excellent” or “good” ratings under “management cares” and just 44% under “management listens.”

“The primary opportunity to increase satisfaction is the degree to which they feel that management listens to and cares about them,” wrote report authors about survey respondents.

Responses from the nearly 162,000 nursing employees who took part indicated that long-term care nurses and nursing assistants have the lowest levels of job satisfaction in the profession, according to researchers.

While 70% of all workers polled said the chances they would recommend their facility for its care were “excellent” or “good,” only 63% gave those responses for “recommendation for job” and just 60% rated their overall satisfaction as “excellent” (15%) or “good” (45%).

Direct supervisors, despite being the target of one of the only (slight) dips in satisfaction ratings, generally received the highest ratings. A total of 65% of workers gave “excellent” or “good” rankings for supervisor “cares.” 

Overall, those workers surveyed gave positive ratings 59% of the time for their  “work environment,” with “work makes a difference” (84%) rated the highest and “help with job stress and burnout” (37%) rated the lowest.