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2015 Resolutions

Your employees’ New Year’s resolutions



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Want to increase employee engagement and loyalty levels in your company? Help your staff manage their savings and expenditures, because that’s what most of your staff want in 2015.

Saving more pay was the top New Year’s resolution at work for 42% of employees surveyed by CareerBuilder.

Canvassing responses from 3,056 American workers across various industries, 34% also said they aim to be less stressed this year, followed by 26% who said they want to get a promotion or raise in 2015 (26%).

Eating healthier at work was also identified as a top resolution (25%), while 22% said they wished to learn something new (more courses, training etc.) in the next 12 months.

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Unfortunately for majority of bosses, finding a new job was also among the top resolutions among employees this year.

While 30% of workers reported that they regularly search for job opportunities even though they’re currently employed, 16% stated they are determined to land a new position in the New Year. Among workers aged 18 to 34, 23% also stated they expect to have a new job by year-end.

“While the majority of workers say they’re satisfied in their jobs, an expanding economy and widespread employment gains are motivating them to consider bigger, better opportunities,” Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder, said.

“Skilled workers will have more leverage this year as the competition for labor becomes more intense across a variety of job functions. Employers expect to increase salaries on initial job offers in 2015 and may be more willing to negotiate other perks such as flexible work arrangements.”

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The survey also delved onto the type of additional perks bosses could provide to make their companies more satisfying for employees.

Half-day Fridays ranked as the top desired perk (40%), followed by an on-site fitness centre (22%), and daily catered lunches (21%).

Almost two out of 10 (16%) of respondents also stated they would like massages at work, while 15% voted for being able to wear jeans in the office.

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