Why IT Workers’ Confidence Is on the Downswing

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-03-2016 Email

Are your tech teams looking a bit gloomier than usual these days? There may be a good reason for it, as overall confidence among IT workers is on the downswing compared to six months ago, according to recent survey findings released by Randstad Technologies. These employees are conveying less optimism about a broad range of factors impacting their future: A growing number feel the economy is getting weaker, compared to the economy of mid-2015. Fewer feel the job market is in an expansion period, and less of these workers express confidence in the future of their employer. On the positive side, tech pros generally aren't getting the sense that they're going to get laid off. And, even if they do get downsized, the majority are fairly certain they'd land on their feet. Another interesting wrinkle: Compared to their male counterparts, women IT workers convey notably more confidence in their ability to find a new job. They're also less likely than male tech employees to believe they'll be laid off within the next year. An estimated 206 IT workers took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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