11-2-15_blog.jpgEighty-eight percent of employees in the U.S. said they were satisfied with their job — the highest level in a decade, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

Thirty-seven percent said they were very satisfied with their position.

The percentage of workers who reported high employee job satisfaction has been trending upwards since 2013, according to SHRM — which also found 45 percent of employees were either likely or very likely to look for positions outside of their current organization in the next year.

One major factor that could influence employees to leave: Feeling valued. Employees ranked respectful treatment of workers at all levels as the most important contributor to employee job satisfaction — ahead of compensation and pay and benefits.

Find out what other employee satisfaction elements workers feel are most important in SHRM’s employee job satisfaction survey executive summary.