Essays on Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction - Public Sector in Saudi Arabia Annotated Bibliography

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The paper "Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction - Public Sector in Saudi Arabia" is a perfect example of a management annotated bibliography.   Job satisfaction is one of the most important aspects of successful organizations and businesses. Job satisfaction is related to employees’ and organizations' performance and productivity. Human resources are also crucial in organizations because of their unique features of heterogeneity, perishability, intangibility, and inseparability. They are the ones that determine a firm’ s success or fall depending on their contentment levels with their jobs. Therefore, it is crucial for firms to evaluate their employees’ job satisfaction levels in order to improve their performance.

Firms should also investigate the possible effects of job satisfaction and productivity of employees to ensure continued success. Notably, there is a great interest among HRM practitioners and academics on the extent to which workers are contented with their work, and more basic in their well-being. In fact, numerous studies, today, reveal that there exists a close connection between employee well-being at work and their productivity. Some of the factors that have been identified by various researchers in the recent past include job security; pay; work environment; organizational structure; associations with co-workers; associations with supervisors; promotion; recognition; internal communication; achievement; autonomy; workgroup; nature of work; and involvement.

These factors enable employees to find their jobs meaningful and thus attain contentment from the work itself. Rad, A, & De Moraes, 2009, 'Factors affecting employees' job satisfaction in public hospitals', Journal Of General Management, 34, 4, pp. 51-66, Business Source Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 17 April 2012. Contribution In their article, Rad and Moraes (2009), examine factors that influence job satisfaction in public hospitals in Iran.

It is essential in my study because it provides significant insights into my topic of study. My study’ s main aim is to identify some of the factors identified to be influencing job satisfaction among institutional employees in Saudi Arabia. Since it addresses the same issues in public hospitals in Iran, the research findings will be helpful in relating it to Saudi Arabia workplaces.

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