Explanation of Sample Job Descriptive Index Survey
The Job Descriptive Index in the HR Media Gallery measures an employee’s job satisfaction in terms of pay, promotions and promotion opportunities, coworkers, supervision, and the work itself, in a simple Yes / No / Undecided scale. This is a simple, straightforward, and self-explanatory survey.
The sample questionnaire in the Media Gallery has a series of twelve questions, with two questions each directly measuring the six facets of job satisfaction. The individuals response to each question sheds light on the satisfaction with the individual facet. Adding up the yes, no, and neutral scores helps ascertain the overall extent of an individual's job satisfaction.
HR managers would do well to consider each item in the questionnaire, and concern themselves with issues where most of employees have showed low scores. For instance, if most of the responses tick a low score for the question “supervisor’s ability in leading the team," then an issue with the supervisor’s leadership skills obviously exists regardless of the individual employee’s job satisfaction levels.