Many Employees Feel Optimistic and Motivated

By Dennis McCafferty
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    76% of employees surveyed feel inspired to do their best.

Everyone occasionally has a complaint about their job, but, overall, U.S. employees are feeling good about their workplace, according to a recent survey from Randstad US. The majority of surveyed workers feel confident that their company has their best professional interests at heart, and, as a result, they're motivated to do their best. Most feel adequately compensated, and many anticipate a raise in the near future. A number of survey participants say their bosses are receptive to flex-work arrangements, and some organizations are even offering four-day weeks. However, the findings don't present an entirely rosy picture: A notable percentage of professionals say that prospects of layoffs within the year are still part of the picture. And surprisingly few say their company is likely to kick in a bonus for work well done, much less consider promoting high performers within the ranks. Ultimately, the general state of employee engagement is much more positive than negative. More than 3,280 employees took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2013-10-08
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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