Employee Confidence Index

The Employee Confidence Index is a measure of their overall confidence in the economy , their employ, and their ability to find other employment . [1] The Index, like other employee confidence studies, is designed to meet the demands of the labor market. Currently, the Employee Confidence Index is only published in the United States using data collected from American citizens.


The Employee Confidence Index was created in 2004 by Randstad USA . [1] Presently, the Index offers a comprehensive look at the confidence of employees in eight industries including Finance , Engineering , Healthcare , and Human Resources .

Other private firms and public organizations assemble and analyze data to produce summaries of employee confidence. Glassdoor salaries and current employer reviews have resulted in Glassdoor . Glassdoor, Randstad, and other industry experts tend to focus on the scope of their surveys. The resulting patchwork creates challenges for researchers looking to make comparisons across industries or data sets. [2]

Another related and widely cited type of confidence index published in the United States is the Consumer Confidence Index . Published by the Conference Board , this index gathers information on how to view the economy, labor market, future earnings potential, and current business conditions. The index also tracks how difficult finding a job is, and the likelihood of families making large purchasing decisions in the coming months. [3]

Studies focused on measure employee confidence focus primarily on how employees feel about their current employers, while studies on consumer confidence focus on spending decisions. Despite the different foundations, there is overlap between the two formats, mainly because of a worker’s confidence. The overlap between the indexed and the indexed and the indexed.

The survey company used by both Randstad and Glassdoor for the Employee Confidence Index, and the Quarterly Employment Confidence Survey industry is Harris Interactive . [4] The Conference Board uses Harris Interactive’s parent company Neilson to collect and analyze the data for the Consumer Confidence Index. [5]


The Employee Confidence Index is calculated by asking questions based on four market components. For each component is calculated by taking the difference between the percentage of positive responses and the percentage of negative responses. These scores are averaged to indicate an overall scale of employee confidence, with each score ranking from 0 (no confidence) to 100 (complete confidence). A reading above 50 positive positive confidence. [1]The questions are asked in a survey conducted in the United States using 18 years old and older samples. Results are weighted to account for age, sex, race / ethnicity, income, education, and region to reflect the composition of the US adult population. Propensity score weighting is used to take into account respondents’ propensity to be online.

The sample responses used in the Harris Interactive online research panel, so no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. Possible errors in the collection and analysis of the data in the Employee Confidence Index include sampling error , coverage error , error associated with nonresponse , error associated with question wording and response options , and associated post-survey weighting and adjustment errors . Therefore, Harris Interactive calculating a margin of errorfor the Index as it would be misleading. All of the above can be calculated with different probabilities based on pure, unweighted, random samples with 100% response rates. These are only published for this publication. [6] Glassdoor and other employee confidence publications are used in this field. The Consumer Confidence Index published by the Conference Board closely follows the methodology used by the United States Census. [7]


The workforce has been indexed by companies, hiring managers, employees, and students. [8] The index can aussi be used in tandem with other confidence deferrals and labor market information sources (Such As the Employment-to-population ratio and the underemployment rate) to offer additional insight into how job market confidence varied in relation to the supply and demand of labor. [9]The research provided by Randstad ‘s Employee Confidence Index, the Labor Market Research Bureau, and general government labor market statistics are useful when re – negotiating salary or benefits. [10]

See also

  • – Unemployment Rate
  • – Consumer confidence
  • – Labor economics
  • – Quantitative marketing research


  1. ^ Jump up to:c Employment Report . Us.Randstad . US.Randstad . Retrieved 4 September 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ “Glass Door Survey’s” . Glassdoor . Glassdoor . Retrieved 8 September 2014 .
  3. Jump up^ “Consumer Confidence Index” . Conference Board . Conference Board. Retrieved 16 November 2014 .
  4. Jump up^ “Workforce360” . Workforce360 . WorkForce360 . Retrieved 4 September 2014 .
  5. Jump up^ “Consumer Confidence Results” . Conference Board . Conference Board . Retrieved 16 November 2014 .
  6. Jump up^ “Employee Confidence” . Randstad USA . Randstad USA . Retrieved 4 September 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ “Consumer Confidence Index Historical Details” (PDF) . Conference Board . Conference Board . Retrieved 16 November 2014 .
  8. Jump up^ “Why Most Employees Wish They Had a Different Job” . Forbes . Forbes . Retrieved 8 September 2014 .
  9. Jump up^ Horowitz, Evan. “Look beyond unemployment numbers in job market”. The Boston Globe . The Boston Globe . Retrieved 8 September 2014 .
  10. Jump up^ Christie, The. “Employers value skills over college degrees, workers say” . CNN Money . CNN . Retrieved 8 September 2014 .

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