Workers Confident About Economy and Job Prospects

Employees continue to feel better about the overall economy, as well as their ability to find a new job, according to a recent survey from Randstad U.S. Given the high level of competition for available tech talent, CIOs should pay heed to the strength of their staffing engagement levels. Otherwise, if engagement is low, retention issues could arise. So, what's driving the positive sentiments? Randstad cites the strength of the stock market and residential property values, among other considerations. "Our index [is revealing] the most promising signs in five years," says Jim Link, managing director at Randstad U.S. "[Many] employees are likely to seek a new job in the next 12 months—a sign that the economy has better opportunities available in the eyes of job seekers. We are also seeing a continued skill shortage, which has tipped the scale to a candidates' market. As a result, candidates are receiving multiple job offers, and companies are trying to find measures to speed up the recruiting process to avoid losing out on top talent." A number of the following findings also shed interesting perspectives on differences in gender sentiment. More than 1,350 workers took part in the research, which was conducted by Harris Interactive. Randstad is a leading HR services and staffing company. For more about the survey, click here.


He Said, She Said: Fiscally Sound 38% of men feel the economy is getting stronger, as opposed to 29% of women.

This article was originally published on 07-31-2013
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