A nationwide survey shows most employees are pessimistic about getting raises and other perks — meaning if your company is giving increases, it’s something to trumpet.
A Harris Interactive poll asked 2,800 workers nationwide about the status of pay raises and perks at their companies and the general employment outlook. Here’s what they said.
- Only about 33% employees expect a pay raise or even a cost-of-living increase in the next 12 months; 50% do not expect any increase. Salary expectations were lower in the West than in any other region.
- 41% said they’re concerned the company will have a layoff in the next six months; about 25% think they could be laid off.
- 39% expect their company outlook to be better in 6 months.
- About 33% think it’s “unlikely” they could find a job within six months if they lost theirs.
- 54% report their company has made changes to the number of staff, organizational structure, compensation and benefits, or other perks over the past six months. Of those reporting these changes, 58% said the common scenarios were layoffs or communicating plans to lay off employees.