Research & Best Practices

The Worker Confidence Study – Second Quarter 2015

Beginning with the Third Quarter of 2014, HRO Today Magazine together with Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing launched a new index to measure employment security. There are multiple indices that look at attitudes about the economy, such as the Consumer Confidence Index, Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index, BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) or United States Consumer Sentiment. But these measures focus more on macro metrics, with much less emphasis on attitudinal measures of those employed. The focus of the Worker Confidence Study is measuring perceived employment security. According the BEA, more than 70 percent of what the U.S. produces is for personal consumption. Since the perception of job security greatly impacts purchasing behavior, there is a need to focus on the perceptions around individual’s job outlook.

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