Job Security, Company Outlook Up for Employees: Survey
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Despite recent economic reports that show jobless claims have been down for several consecutive weeks, employees reveal mixed feelings about what is in store at their employer, for the overall job market and for their pay check in the year ahead, according to the fourth-quarter Glassdoor employment confidence survey of 2,118 U.S. adults.
The survey, conducted on Glassdoor's behalf by Harris Interactive, found employees are more confident in their job security and company's outlook in the next six months than in the third quarter. However, employees have also remained pessimistic about pay raises and grown more uncertain about the job market since the third quarter.
Nearly half (45 percent) of employees reported they do not expect a pay raise in the next 12 months, while approximately one-third (36 percent) said they believe they will get one and 19 percent said they are unsure. Those who thought they would receive a pay raise is down one percentage point from the third quarter and five points from the fourth quarter of 2009. Those in the West were even less optimistic where more than half (55 percent) do not expect a pay raise in the next 12 months, up from 48 percent in the region in the third quarter, compared with those in the Northeast (44 percent), Midwest (42 percent) and South (43 percent).
For more, read the eWeek article: Employee Confidence in Job Security, Company Outlook Increases.