American Workers Show Continued Personal Confidence in Employers, Ability to Find New Jobs

 American Workers Show Continued Personal Confidence in Employers, Ability to
                                Find New Jobs

Randstad Employee Confidence Index maintains pre-recession highs

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 30, 2013

NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --For the sixth consecutive month,
confidence levels among the American workforce reached pre-recession highs,
according to the July Randstad Employee Confidence Index released today. In
fact, employees across the nation remain confident about many aspects of the
workforce, with the Index remaining virtually unchanged at 56.3 in July (vs.
56.8 in June). This online survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf
of Randstad in July of 2013, included 1,065 employed U.S. adults ages 18 and

According to the Randstad July Index, almost half (49%) of employees are
confident in their ability to find a new job and more than three-in-five (62%)
are confident in the future of their current employer. Three-in-ten (30%) U.S.
workers believe the economy is getting stronger.

"Employees continue to show pre-recession levels of confidence throughout the
first half of 2013, keeping pace with increases in job gains, home values and
stock prices," said Jim Link, managing director, Randstad U.S. "We see a
connection between rising consumer confidence levels and increases in leisure
and hospitality industry employment – which makes sense. Leisurely activities,
vacations and other incidentals are the types of things people typically cut
back on during tough times. This, coupled with revisions to previous month's
job numbers, seems to be a big contributor to the stability of our Index."

Randstad, the second largest staffing and HR services firm in the world, puts
an average of nearly 100,000 people to work in the U.S. each week and has been
tracking workforce trends and publishing the U.S. Employee Confidence Index
since 2004.

       Employee   Macro      Personal   Transition Security
MONTH  Confidence Confidence Confidence Index      Index
Jul-13 56.3       44.3       68.3       36         72
Jun-13 56.8       46.5       67.1       36         72
May-13 54.8       42.6       67.1       37         69
Apr-13 57         46.8       67.2       35         69
Mar-13 53.9       40.1       67.8       33         73
Feb-13 53.5       42.9       64.1       37         72
Jan-13 52.1       38.3       65.8       33         72

About Randstad US
Randstad US is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $22.0
billion global provider of HR services. As the third largest staffing
organization in the U.S., Randstad holds top positions in permanent placement,
office and administrative, IT and accounting and finance. From professional
services, commercial staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, to managed
services and more, Randstad delivers a comprehensive range of temporary,
temporary-to-hire, permanent placement and outsourced placement services. With
its 5,660 employment experts, Randstad puts an average of nearly 100,000
people to work in the U.S. each week, through its network of more than 900
branches and client-dedicated locations.

Learn more at and access Randstad's panoramic US thought
leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360site that offers valuable
insight into the latest economic indicators and HR trends shaping the world of

This 2013 Randstad Employment Tracker was conducted online within the United
States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad between July 9-11, 2013
among a U.S. sample of 1,065 employed adults, aged 18 years and older. Results
were weighted as needed for age, sex, race/ethnicity, income, education, and
region. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents'
propensity to be online.

All sample surveys and polls, whether or not they use probability sampling,
are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to
quantify or estimate, including sampling error, coverage error, error
associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and
response options, and post-survey weighting and adjustments. Therefore, Harris
Interactive avoids the words "margin of error" as they are misleading. All
that can be calculated are different possible sampling errors with different
probabilities for pure, unweighted, random samples with 100% response rates.
These are only theoretical because no published polls come close to this

Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to
participate in Harris Interactive surveys. The data have been weighted to
reflect the composition of the U.S. adult population. Because the sample is
based on those who agreed to be invited to participate in the Harris
Interactive online research panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error
can be calculated.

About Harris Interactive
Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading market research firms,
leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant
insight into actionable foresight. Known widely for the Harris Poll® and for
pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers proprietary
solutions in the areas of market and customer insight, corporate brand and
reputation strategy, and marketing, advertising, public relations and
communications research. Harris possesses expertise in a wide range of
industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy,
telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant,
and consumer package goods. Additionally, Harris has a portfolio of
multi-client offerings that complement our custom solutions while maximizing
our client's research investment. Serving clients in more than 196 countries
and territories through our North American and European offices, Harris
specializes in delivering research solutions that help us - and our
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SOURCE Randstad

Contact: Lesly Cardec, Senior PR Director, Randstad, 800-422-3819,
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