Why IT Workers’ Confidence Is on the Downswing

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-03-2016 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Why IT Workers’ Confidence Is on the Downswing

    IT workers are conveying less optimism about a broad range of factors impacting their future, and a growing number feel the economy is getting weaker.
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    Slight Dip
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    Slight Dip

    The overall Employee Confidence Index among IT workers is 62.6, down from 65.1 six months ago.
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    Economic Downturn
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    Economic Downturn

    38% of IT workers feel the economy is getting stronger, down from 46% who felt this way in mid-2015.
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    Hiring Decline
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    Hiring Decline

    34% say there are more jobs available now, down from 38% who indicated the same in mid-2015.
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    Waning Support
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    Waning Support

    64% express confidence in the future of their employer, down from 67% who expressed such confidence six months ago.
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    Firm Footing
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    Firm Footing

    68% say they're not likely to get laid off over the next 12 months, slightly up from 66% who said this in mid-2015.
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    Personal Brand
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    Personal Brand

    59% say they're confident in their ability to find a new job, down only slightly from the 60% who expressed similar confidence six months ago.
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    On the Market

    39% plan to seek new employment opportunities over the next 12 months, significantly up from 30% who intended to do so in mid-2015.
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    Gender Divide, Part I

    68% of women IT workers are confident in their ability to find a new job, compared to just 57% of male tech employees who are.
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    74% of female tech employees say it's not likely that they'll be laid off over the next 12 months, but only 67% of men IT workers feel the same way.
 

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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