Contemporary Issues Facing by Public and Private Sector Employees in Terms of Job Satisfaction: A Comparative Study

Journal Name: 
Journal of Management Outlook
Vol. 8 - No. 2
Author Name Designation Organization
Ahmed M. D. Abu Qalbein

In today's competitive economy, the presence of dedicated and brilliant employees in an organization requires more attention than in the past, owing to the increasing complex nature of duties. Satisfaction at job is one of the most premeditated organizational variable and many studies shows that it is extremely important for organizations. By effectively utilizing the talented people, organizations may achieve successful results and develop a highly productive work force (Harrington, 2003). Studies on differences and similarities between the public and private sectors have received much attention from both practitioners and scholars in this field in the past, but they have shown mixed results. It is very difficult to take stand for either of these two forms of administration. The reason behind of that is both provide scopes in different ways. Factors including general working conditions, pay and promotion potential, work relationships, use of skills or abilities and overall job satisfaction are found important for improving job satisfaction. These factors are significantly related to the overall satisfaction among the employees of public and private sector in India. Based on a survey on 120 employees of public and private sector organizations, this paper attempts to gain insights into the contemporary issues facing by them. The purpose of this study is to compare the views and issues of public and private sector employees towards their job in the light of the radical changes. The study found that the employees are the assets of an organization and to retain them in organization some effective  measures should be taken into concern. Factors like salary, organizational culture, job stress and job commitment should be the prime area and to alleviate the negative consequences of these factors, more effort on the part of policy makers, practitioners and organizational management has to envisage.