Registering some of the highest employee confidence levels since before the recession, the Randstad Employee Confidence Index reached 56.8 in June, indicating a 2.0-point uptick among U.S. workers since May.
This online survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad in June of 2013, included 1,351 employed U.S. adults ages 18 and older.
Rising Stock Market and Property Values Driving Employee Confidence
“Our Index figures align with the June Consumer Confidence Index, which saw the most promising signs in five years,” said Jim Link, managing director, Randstad U.S. “Our Index also found over a third of 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. The recent strengthening of both the stock market and residential property values are two factors that may help build confidence of the American labor market in months to come.”
Hot Job Market: Engineering
Added Link, “We are also seeing a continued skill shortage in sectors such as engineering, 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.”
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