Employee Confidence on the
Upswing in 2011
The SFN Group Employee Confidence Index increased 1.7 points to 52.8 in January. The Index, which measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment, reveals for the second consecutive month that more workers believe that the economy is getting stronger, with four in ten workers also reporting that they are likely to make a job change in the next 12 months.
“Employees have begun 2011 with greater confidence than we have seen in nearly a year,” says Roy Krause, president and CEO of SFN Group, Inc. “Following recent improvements in the stock and job markets, our Index reveals that workers are more secure in the economic recovery. As a result, many more workers are likely to make a job change. We believe many employees who were hesitant to entertain the idea of a job move in recent years, may now do so as they anticipate increased job creation in the months to come. As we speak with employers across the country, we maintain cautious optimism that more job creation is likely to take place in 2011. However, we may continue to see project and temporary positions becoming a larger part of the workforce.”
A Look Inside the Report:
Confidence in Macroeconomic Environment
Confidence in Personal Employment Situation
Confidence by Gender
Confidence by Age
Confidence by Income
SFN Group is a strategic workforce solutions company that provides professional services and general staffing to help businesses more effectively source, deploy and manage people and the work they do. As an industry pioneer, SFN Group has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time jobs for more than 60 years.