After years of recession-fueled gloom, it seems the clouds are beginning to part when it comes to employee optimism as new poll from Randstad reveals that U.S. workers are feeling more secure in their jobs and positive about the future.
The latest Randstad Engagement Index, which measures employee attitudes and perceptions that affect engagement, shows that that:
- 78% of employees feel inspired to do their best each day.
- 74% of employees are proud to work for their company.
- 68% of employees enjoy going to work every day, up 3% from March 2011.
- 63% of employees feel their efforts at work are recognized and valued.
- 62% indicate they trust their company leadership to make good decisions for the workforce.
- 65% of employees believe their company shares their values, up 5% from March 2011.
Does that make you feel like doing a cartwheel, or what?
"Employees are indicating greater job security which is a good sign for companies. As employees regain their job confidence, there is a real opportunity for employers to re-engage their workforces to maximize and improve performance, productivity and output," says Joanie Ruge, senior vice president and chief employment analyst for Randstad Holding U.S. "By developing and delivering effective engagement and retention strategies, companies and their employees will reap the benefits both today and in the future."
There’s always room for improvement, of course, but this news should put a smile on your face. Share your thoughts in the comments on whether you’ve seen similar employee positivity at your workplace and strategies on keeping the momentum going.
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