Confidence among administrative and clerical workers hit its highest levels since 2007, according to a new online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad.
The Administrative and Clerical Employee Confidence Index, a quarterly reading of 502 U.S. workers, found that employees are feeling more confident in their ability to find new jobs and are optimistic in the future of their employers.
“These findings indicate that it’s imperative for companies to focus on employee engagement and retention efforts, especially as employees look to new job opportunities as the economy continues to show steady signs of improvement,” said Phyllis Finley, executive vice president at Randstad US.
Workers Split on Their Confidence To Find Jobs
When asked how optimistic they are in their ability to find employment, 36 percent of administrative workers indicate that they are confident they could find a job. A third (33 percent) are neutral on the subject, while 30 percent say they are not confident in their ability to find a job.
In addition, 34 percent of administrative workers say they are likely to look for a new job in the next 12 months compared to 30 percent in the third quarter of 2012.
Majority of Workers Optimistic About Their Employer’s Future
Six-in-ten administrative workers (60 percent) feel confident in the future of their current employer, with only 14 percent feeling not confident in the future of their company.
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