We’re currently in a strong economy, with low unemployment, but a lot of workers are afraid it won’t last.
The 2019 Employee Fear & Mobility Index represents the first effort of Workforce Logiq to assess workers’ feelings about the economy. And judging from the results, they’re not particularly rosy. According to the study, 57 percent of all workers, and 66 percent of contingent employees, hold a negative view of the economy, and believe it will get worse in the next 12 to 24 months. They’re worried about limited wages and promotional opportunities, not to mention the continued existence of their jobs. Yet 72 percent said they aren’t likely to switch jobs in the next year. Helping us to understand these results is Jim Burke, chief executive officer of Workforce Logiq. He examines the implications of worker sentiment, and discusses how it might serve as a harbinger for future economic trends – including the possibility of recession within the next year. Hosted by Bob Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain.
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The Workforce Logiq 2019 Employee Fear & Mobility Index.
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