Employee optimism on the rise
Recruitment consultancy, Robert Walters, has released its ‘Employee Insights’ survey of over 400 Australian professionals, revealing that 75% of employees feel that their sector is showing signs of improvement.
When compared to the national average, employees working within accounting and finance (77%), sales and marketing (81%), risk management and compliance (97%), and the legal field (98%) were the most optimistic.
Workers employed in HR roles showed the least optimism of all those surveyed, with only 62% agreeing that their sector was showing signs of improvement, closely followed by those in banking at 67%.
The survey revealed that workers in South Australia felt that they were seeing the most improvement of all the mainland states, with 88% agreeing that their sector was looking more positive.
NSW workers were the least positive, with only 71% agreeing that activity within their sector was on the rise.
“Market indicators are certainly pointing to an improving economy, and it is a good sign that employee sentiment is picking up. It is evident from a recruitment perspective that organisations are starting to plan ahead for more positive economic conditions and working to ensure they have the right people on board to capitalise on the inevitable recovery,” explained James Nicholson, managing director of Robert Walters, Australia.
The results for the survey were:
Is your sector showing signs of improvement?
NSW 29% 71%
VIC 26% 74%
QLD 22% 78%
WA 23% 77%
SA 12% 88%
National 25% 75%
Results broken down by sector:
Accounting and finance 23% 77%
Banking 33% 67%
General management 29% 71%
Human resources 38% 62%
IT 26% 74%
Sales and marketing 19% 81%
Risk management/compliance 3% 97%
Legal 2% 98%