The Anxiety Behind Wage Negotiations

Geography: United States Research Source:  Robert Half Date: July 2017 Findings: 49% of professionals feel confident when asking for a pay increase, compared to 57% who feel self-assured when public speaking. Respondents who – rather than ask for a raise – would prefer to clean their house (36%), look for a new job (14%), get a root canal (5%), […]

Fostering Millennial Engagement In The Workplace

Geography: United States Research Source: Gallup Date: July 2017 Findings:  21% of millennials — more than three times the number of non-millennials — switched jobs in the last year. Gallup finds that only 29% of millennials are engaged at work. 59% of Millennials, compared with 44% of Gen Xers and 41% of baby boomers, say opportunities to learn […]

Companies Offering Student Loan Aid To Attract Talent

Geography: United States Research Source:  Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Date: July 2017 Findings:  Nearly 73% of employers plan to offer student loan assistance to attract and recruit young talent. The average student loan borrower from the class of 2016 faces about $37,172 in debt according to Forbes. 33% of companies reported their workforce is currently comprised of between […]

The Rewards Of Recognition Programs

Geography: United States Research Source: WorldatWork Date: July 2017 Findings:  89% of organizations remain bonded to their recognition programs, with 65% of organizations offering between three and six different programs. Companywide recognition programs are widespread, offered by 81% of organizations. The top five recognition programs have ranked the same since 2013: length of service (85%), above- and-beyond performance (77%), […]

Strong Enough To Change: An Employee’s View

Geography: United States Research Source:  American Psychological Association with Harris Poll Date: July 2017 Findings:  Half of American workers (50%) say they have been affected by organizational changes in the last year, are currently being affected by organizational changes or expect to be affected by organizational changes in the next year. Workers experiencing recent or current change were […]

American’s Top Financial Concerns For 2017

Geography: United States Research Source: Gallup Date: June 2017 Findings:  A majority (54%) of U.S. adults surveyed said they’re either very (30%) or moderately (24%) worried about the inability to pay the medical costs in the event of a serious illness or accident, down from 60% the previous year. More than 8 in 10 said that $1,000 or less […]

American Vacation Habits Climb In 2017

Geography: United States Research Source: GFK Date: June 2017 Findings:  In 2016, average vacation use climbed to 16.8 days per worker compared to 16.2 days the year before. The amount of time off earned by employees in 2016 increased by nearly a full day (.7 days) to 22.6 vacation days. The jump in vacation usage from 16.2 to […]

Fiscal Worries Are Decreasing With Economic Stability

Geography: United States Research Source: Gallup Date: June 2017 Findings:  U.S. adults are most concerned about not having enough money for retirement and not being able to pay medical costs of a serious illness or accident, with 54% saying they are “very” or “moderately” worried about each. Americans also worry about not being able to pay the medical […]

More Americans Are Planning To Retire After Age 65

Geography: United States Research Source: Gallup Date: June 2017 Findings:  74% of U.S. employed adults plan to work past the retirement age of 65. 63% say they will continue to work, but work part time. 25% say they will stop working altogether. 11% say they will work full time once they hit retirement age. Recommendations: A recent poll […]

More Employees Willing to Leave Their Current Jobs

Geography: United States Research Source: ADP Research Institute Date: June 2017 Findings:  Almost 2 of every 3 workers at mid-sized employers are open to leaving for another job. 46% of employees said that they would consider another job at their current salary or less, provided other expectations such as a better career path. In April, the proportion of small […]