Manodip Ray Chaudhuri
Future Business School, West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India & University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Partha Naskar
West Bengal State University, Kolkata, India

Year: July 2014
Volume: 24 No. 1
Pages: 73-83


Organizations thrive on people. At the heart of all excellence at work it is the degree and extent of human commitment that matters most. To have a committed workforce it is quite imperative to ensure satisfaction, consummation, and fulfillment in the minds of employees. A satisfied worker is a happy worker and of course can prove to be most productive, prolific, and industrious in his work and in execution of his responsibilities. In this paper, delineation is done as to what are the underlying elements of the subject matter of job satisfaction. With a brief introduction of the concept of job satisfaction, the paper moves on to throw light on occupational fulfillment for human involvement, job satisfaction traits and performances, job satisfaction and employee turnover, HR initiatives and job satisfaction, job satisfaction in relation to recruitment and retention, organizational culture and citizenship behavior and job satisfaction, job satisfaction as an indicator of employee contentment, human fulfillment, and the like. The scope of this paper moves along gauging workplace behavior of employees in organizational situations, with an eye on job satisfaction, as portrayed by relevant literature in business and management studies. The paper is based on literature review in the area concerned with identifiable areas of stress and concern.