Randstad's global Workmonitor Mobility Index is a six-month snapshot documenting key elements of the employee experience: motivation, mobility, confidence, satisfaction, development and more. Leveraging qualitative survey data from 34 countries, it tracks evolving preferences, expectations and indicators that determine hiring outcomes.
What have we learned in H2 2020? A quick rundown from U.S. respondents.
After an initial simmer the U.S. job market is heating up again, with more people actively looking for jobs in the third and fourth quarters than in the first half of the year.
It's true that nearly half of U.S. workers have made plans to chart a new course professionally — but that figure was actually seven percentage points higher last year.
Nearly 80 percent of employees feel positive about the mental and emotional support they've received from their employers during the pandemic. It's probably no coincidence that roughly the same number are satisfied with their jobs.
Only slightly more than half of Americans currently feel secure in their jobs — a sharp drop from 2019. Meanwhile, roughly one in 10 say there's a "big chance" they'll lose their jobs.
The pandemic has altered the day-to-day work experience for employees in a number of different ways, none of which put more money in their wallets.
Not all of the pandemic-related disruption has been negative, however. Working from home — either some or all of the time — is a case in point. That's now the preferred working model for the majority (53%) of employees.
Who's responsible for upskilling? Neither government nor employers, according to the majority of employees in previous Randstad research. But that appears to be changing.
of U.S. workers believe that employees and employers share joint responsibility for upskilling, reskilling and ongoing professional development initiatives.
Rather than wait on their employers, many of today’s employees are simply taking matters into their own hands.
of U.S. employees are continuously enhancing their skill sets in order to remain competitive on the job market.
Roughly nine out of 10 workers have a high level of confidence about their own prospects on the job market.
of U.S. workers believe their transferable skills would enable them to find a new job — or even switch to a new industry.
While U.S. employees may be optimistic about their own job prospects, they're far less so when it comes to the future hiring outlook for employers.
of U.S. workers think employers will struggle to find the right talent in a post-pandemic world.
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