We hear a lot these days about the plight of employers looking for skilled workers and job seekers who can’t find jobs. What we don’t hear about too often—mostly because they are so grateful to be employed and want to remain so—is how the employed among us really feel about their jobs and careers, beyond gratitude.
According to a new survey from Randstad, the second largest HR services and staffing company in the world, half of U.S. workers believe the economy has impacted their careers negatively. Forty-three percent believe their careers have slowed down, and it will be harder and will take more time to achieve career growth. Half of employees surveyed also believe the only way to help grow their careers is to switch to a new company. (more...)