SHRM Launches Job Satisfaction and Engagement Benchmarking Service

Jun 3, 2011

Alexandria, Va. — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)today launchedthe SHRM®People InSight, an employee job satisfaction and engagement benchmarking survey service that usesSHRM’s comprehensive database of U.S. employee normative data and research technology created by DatStat, Inc.

The benchmarking survey service, which is geared towards small and mid-sized organizations, helps organizations gauge their employees’ satisfaction and engagement and compares the data with industry benchmarks from thousands of employers.

People InSight provides employers with a way to measure their organizations’ employee job satisfaction, engagement, and other human capital metrics against benchmarks from more than 5,000 nationwide employee respondents,” said Mark J. Schmit, Ph.D., SPHR, director of research at SHRM. “The statistical comparisons will help companies make important decisions that impact an organization’s profitability and their most important resource – their people.

People InSight examines more than 30 aspects of job satisfaction and additional items related to employee engagement, including relationships with management, work environments, compensation and benefits, engagement opinions, and conditions for engagement. With this information, organizations will learn about the work environment their employees value and gain an effective employee retention tool.

“SHRM has truly leveraged DatStat’s technology to provide the most comprehensive comparative benchmark report to HR executives,” said David Proestos, COO of DatStat, Inc. “HR executives are now empowered with the tools for targeting areas of performance improvement and optimizing organizational strengths. People InSight provides them with information that demonstrates their knowledge leadership in human capital management.”

SHRM began measuring employee job satisfaction in 2002 with its annual Employee Job Satisfaction Survey Report. The 2011 survey report, which examines overall employee job satisfaction and factors that impact job satisfaction, will be released later this summer.

For more information about the new benchmarking survey service and to order People InSight, contact SHRM at 703-535-6301 or or visit:

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

About DatStat, Inc.

DatStat is committed to improving Global 5000, Healthcare and social sciences research through software innovation.Over the past 15 years, DatStat, Inc. has enabled clients to streamline and efficiently manage the collection of research information throughout an enterprise. DatStat collaborates with a broad array of researchers and develops its industry leading enterprise feedback management technology, survey management software and research management solutions: Illume™ and Discovery™ to meet the most rigorous requirements.Together, DatStat, Inc. and its customers are improving research and data collection capabilities of all forms while streamlining operations and reducing the cost of enterprise research.For more information visit


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