confidence level steady for admin workersThe Randstad Office & Administrative Confidence Index remains relatively unchanged in the third quarter of 2014, rising slightly to 54.4 from 54.0 last quarter. The survey found little movement in the overall strength of the economy, job market, and administrative and office workers’ own personal employment situation.

According to the survey, nearly three-in-10 (28 percent) office and administrative workers believe the economy is strengthening, representing no change from last quarter. Also, seven-in-10 (70 percent) employees are confident in their job security this quarter, the same percentage as reported in the second quarter of 2014. Administrative and office employees’ confidence in their ability to find a new job increased to 39 percent, from 38 percent last quarter. Similarly, one-third say they are likely to look for a new job in the next 12 months, a two-percentage point decline over the second quarter of 2014.

Highlights from the Index include:

  • One-quarter of office and administrative workers believe more jobs are available in the marketplace, a slight increase of one percentage point from 24 percent in Q2 and up from 20 percent in Q1 2014.
  • 70 percent of office and administrative workers are confident in their job security in the third quarter of 2014, representing no change over last quarter. Only 13 percent say it is likely they will lose their job in the next 12 months.
  • One-third of office and administrative workers are likely to look for a new job in the next year, declining slightly by two percentage points from the previous quarter.
  • 39 percent of office and administrative workers say they are confident in their ability to find new jobs, increasing one percentage point from the second quarter of 2014.


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