2 in 5 Employees Expecting Pay Raises in 2014; Glassdoor Survey

HR may want to prepare for more requests for pay raises and time off in 2014, as pay raises, looking for a new job and using all vacation days earned are among employees’ top career resolutions, according to Glassdoor’s Q4 2013 Employment Confidence Survey.

In fact, more employees (42%) are optimistic about receiving a pay raise in 2014, up five percentage points since last quarter, as employees’ fears over being laid off (15%) remain steady at its lowest in nearly five years.

Each quarter, the Glassdoor survey tracks employee sentiment on job security, the job market, company outlook and salary expectations. This quarter’s survey also reveals top career resolutions and job search expectations.

Survey Highlights:

Top Employee Career Resolutions

  • Get a pay raise (32%)
  • Look for a new job (22%)
  • Take/use all vacation days earned (20%)
  • Develop leadership skills (20%)
  • Help get their boss/supervisor fired (3%) 

More Employees Expecting Pay Raises in 2014

  • 42% expect to receive a pay raise or cost-of-living increase in next 12 months, up 5 percentage points since last quarter

Employees Looking for New Jobs

  • 32% plan to job search in next 12 months
  • Younger Employees on the Move: 1 in 2 (48%) employees 18-34 years old plan to job hunt in next 12 months, more than any other age group
  • 17% plan to job search in next 3 months