U.S. workers are either optimistic or delusional, depending on the businesses and industries they work in:
A survey by HR services firm Randstad finds 57% of workers expect a raise in 2013 (10% more than last year).
Despite pay freezes in many sectors, high unemployment and low growth, workers are more upbeat heading into this New Year.
The Randstad study also reports:
- 59% think the job market will improve
- 47% predict their employer will hire more people (7% more than last year’s survey)
- 30% expect a promotion, and
- 78% think their companies will be successful in the future.
Not just employees feeling some hope
CFOs and controllers sometimes get a bad rap for being too pessimistic. But as our website recently reported, some CFOs are mildly hopeful about 2013.
Just under 70% of CFOs believe the economy will remain stable or improve over the next six months. Whether that means their people will get a raise or not, well … it’s only January!
Should your employees expect a raise in 2013? Give us your take in the comments section.