Mobile Electronics Magazine - December 2017

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 what’s happening

Are You Happy at Work? The second annual Mobile Electronics job satisfaction survey was sent to retailers in an effort to identify the biggest areas for professional growth, along with what worked in 2017, to help plan for the year ahead. WORDS BY TED GOSLIN

The end of the year brings many tasks for a retail shop. Decisions are made about the success or failure of product lines, promotions used throughout the year, employee growth versus areas for improvement, hiring, firing, profit versus loss on the year and hundreds of other micro issues that can stress out even the most seasoned

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business owner. In 12-volt, there are enough categories of product alone to make a person’s head spin. That’s why for the second year in a row, Mobile Electronics magazine sent out a job satisfaction survey to help retailers identify issues they might be having related to employee satisfaction. This was done not only to help take away the stress of finding out

these things themselves, but had the intention of helping take a major category off of their plates when planning for next year. Each portion of the survey was broken into sections that focused on a different topic. The 47-question survey included questions on career development, work engagement, compensation, relationship management and work environment.