Fear of job losses is on the increase amongst
The survey, a benchmark of job security, has found that almost one quarter (23 per cent) of
However, despite a lack of confidence when it comes to keeping their jobs, the
Jo Bond, managing director, RightCoutts, comments, “Often, events in the media prompt employees to reassess their own job security and their potential to bounce back from redundancy.
Global career confidence has increased once again, up 1.5 points from 51.2 in November 2004 to 52.7 this May. The
In contrast, 27 per cent of Belgian workers believe that they risk redundancy over the following year, and a staggering 97 per cent of Germans are concerned about finding employment if they were to be laid-off.
Confidence amongst US workers is on the up, with only 19 per cent of workers believing that they might be laid-off, down four per cent from 23 per cent in November 2004. However, workers in the
Jo Bond adds, “Globally, career confidence has been rising steadily over the past 18 months, and we’re seeing the results of this in the
“While high profile redundancies might cause a few wobbles amongst UK employees, the overall figures show that the British economy is in good shape and, more importantly, that employers and employees alike are aware of redundancy as an issue, and are really thinking about managing their career. ”
The Global Career Confidence Index questions employees from eighteen countries, bi-annually, about their confidence that they will keep their current job for the next twelve months, and their ability to find similar employment if they were made redundant.
The Career Confidence Index is conducted by Right Management Consultants twice a year to measure career confidence among fulltime workers around the globe. The Index is based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 300 – 1,000 fulltime workers. These results are based on interviews conducted in March and April and have an average error margin of +/- 4.31 points.
The fieldwork was coordinated by ICR-International Communications Research of Media, Pa.