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U.S.: Data Supplement on the Value of Unfilled U.S. Jobs   (PDF)

Using Glassdoor’s proprietary data science algorithm fueling salary estimates in job listings, Glassdoor calculates the estimated value of the 5.1 million unfilled U.S. jobs advertised online to be more than $272 billion. Plus, we’ve broken out the highest and lowest values for unfilled jobs by industry, metro, state and job title.

View the press release, economics research blog and data supplement.

UK: Q3 2016 Employment Confidence Survey   (PDF)

Concerns around job security amongst UK employees have increased this year with data showing almost one in three (31 percent) employees are concerned they will be made redundant in the next six months. This is a five percentage point increase from 26 percent in Q1 this year, and on a par with Q3 2015 (32 percent).

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UK: Q1 2016 Employment Confidence Survey   (PDF)

Employees are more confident than ever of a pay rise, yet women still lag behind men when it comes to expectations of earning more money. Forty one percent of employees polled expect a pay rise in the next 12 months and 40 percent expect the outlook for their company to improve in the next six months, both of which are a new high point since the survey began in 2014.

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Global: Salary Transparency Survey   (PDF)

Salary transparency—talking about pay—remains one of the most prominent taboos in today’s workplace. Today on Equal Pay Day, a new Glassdoor Global Salary Transparency Survey finds nearly 7 in 10 employees globally wish they had a better understanding of what fair pay is for their position and skill set, while only 36% say their company discloses salaries internally. The survey reveals employee perceptions around salary transparency in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

View our press release, blog and survey supplement. Plus, check out Glassdoor’s #ShareYourPay video showing real employees sharing their salaries.

FACT SHEET: Gender Pay Gap & Salary Transparency   (PDF)

Glassdoor is a leader in workplace and salary transparency and has conducted economic research and global surveys around the critical topic of pay equality and salary transparency to help shed light on the issue, better understand the pay gap and spark conversations to uncover root causes and find appropriate solutions. This fact sheet provides highlights and key takeaways of these recent reports and surveys.

Learn more about Glassdoor’s Pay Equality Roundtable in our press release, blog and on our event page.

U.S. Q1 2016 Employment Confidence Survey   (PDF)

More than half (53%) of employees believe if they lost their job they would be able to find a new job, near its peak level in seven years. And nearly half (46%) of U.S. employees expect a pay raise in the next 12 months, up 10 points since Q1 09. Job confidence is also soaring, as 14% of employees report they’re concerned about being laid off, compared to 26% seven years ago.

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Global: Gender Pay Gap Survey   (PDF)

With several reports showing gender pay gaps do exist, Glassdoor is releasing results of its Gender Pay Gap Survey, measuring employee sentiment around issues related to the gender pay gap. Across seven countries in North America and parts of Europe, 74% of employees believe men and women receive equal pay for equal work at their company, uncovering perceptions that do not match reality.

Learn more in our press releases for the U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Netherlands and Switzerland. For more detail, check out our blog and survey supplement.

UK: Q3 2015 Employment Confidence Survey   (PDF)

Under a third of female employees (29 percent) receive any form of bonus at work, as opposed to 44 percent of men. The vast majority of men who normally receive a bonus (75 percent) still expect to get one this year, however only 61 percent of women feel the same way. In addition, 39 percent of employees believe that outlook for their employers is positive and will improve over the next six months – a high since the UK study began in Q1 2014.

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U.S. Q3 2015 Employment Confidence Survey   (PDF)

Nearly four in five (79 percent) employees would prefer new or additional benefits or perks to a pay increase. Plus, more than half (54 percent) of employees report confidence in their ability to find a new job in the next six months – a new high in more than six years. This comes as employees’ expectations for a salary increase reach 50 percent for the first time in more than six years.

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UK: Q2 2015 EMPLOYMENT CONFIDENCE SURVEY   (PDF)

Only a quarter of UK women (27 percent) feel confident that they will receive a pay rise within the next 12 months. This figure has decreased by three percentage points in the last quarter and is far lower than the proportion of men that expect a higher salary (40 percent).

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U.S. Q2 2015 Employment Confidence Survey   (PDF)

More than half (52 percent) of employees report confidence in the job market – a new high in more than six years. Plus nearly half (47 percent) of employees are expecting a pay raise in the next 12 months, the highest level in more than six years.

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UK: Q1 2015 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

As the UK economy shows strong signs of recovery, 36 percent of UK employees now feel confident that they would be able to find a new job within six months. This figure has increased by six percentage points in the last quarter, taking employee confidence to a 12-month high. This increase in job seeker confidence is supported by improved job security in the workplace. Overall, the number of employees fearful of redundancy in the next six months has fallen by eight percentage points from 35 percent in Q4 2014 to 27 percent in the last three months.

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U.S. Q1 2015 Employment Confidence Survey   (PDF)

Forty-five percent of employees report they expect a pay raise in the next 12 months, a new six-year high. This comes as half (48 percent) of employees report confidence in their ability to find a new job in the next six months, high and steady with last quarter’s six-year high. Business outlook optimism edged up 4 percentage points to 47 percent since last quarter.

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UK.: Q4 2014 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Thirty-nine percent of UK employees will look for a new job if they do not get a pay rise within the next 12 months. Redundancy fears amongst the UK workforce have fluctuated significantly over the past year, with 35% of employees concerned about redundancies in the next six months. This compares to 19% for Q314 and 29% for Q214. 

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U.S.: Q4 2014 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

More than one in three (35 percent) employees report they will look for a new job if they do not receive a pay raise in the next 12 months. This comes as employees feel more confident than they have in the job market in six years, as half (48 percent) of employees (including those self-employed) report optimism in their ability to find a new job matched to their experience and compensation levels in the next six months.

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UK.: Q3 2014 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Redundancy fears have improved in the UK, with only 19 percent of employees worried about losing their job in the next six months, down 10 percent since Q2. Meanwhile, confidence in finding another job has increased, with 31 percent of employees and those self-employed saying they would be able to find a job matched to their experience and current compensation levels in the next six months, up two percent since Q2.

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U.S.: Q3 2014 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Employees are feeling more confident in the job market than they have in nearly six years, according to the Glassdoor U.S. Q3 2014 Employment Confidence Survey. Nearly half of employees (47 percent) are reporting optimism in their ability to find a new job, indicating employees may be on the move more in the fourth quarter of 2014 and early 2015. The survey also found that 44 percent of employees are expecting a pay raise in the next year, matching its highest level in nearly six years.

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UK: Q2 2014 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Redundancy fears have worsened in the past quarter, as 29% of UK employees fear losing their jobs in the next six months, an increase of eight percentage points since Q1. Meantime, most employees appear to be cautiously optimistic about how their business will fare in the near future. More than half of employees (58%) believe their company’s business outlook will stay the same, up two percentage points since last quarter.

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U.S.: Q2 2014 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Thirty-seven percent of employees expect a pay raise in the next 12 months, which dropped seven percentage points since last quarter, according to Glassdoor’s Q2 2014 Employment Confidence Survey. In addition, while 82% of college grads acknowledge their degree has helped them in their careers, seven in 10 (72%) employees believe specialized skills training is more valuable than a degree in the workplace. 

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UK: Q1 2014 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

One in five UK employees fear being made redundant within the next six months, according to the inaugural Glassdoor Q1 2014 UK Employment Confidence Survey. The survey also shows that one in three (34%) UK employees expect to receive a pay rise in the next 12 months.

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U.S.: Q1 2014 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Forty-four percent of employees expect a pay raise in the next 12 months, up two percentage points since last quarter and at its highest level in more than five years, since Q4 2008, according to Glassdoor’s Q1 2014 Employment Confidence Survey. In addition, the average U.S. employee takes only half (51%) of his or her eligible vacation time/paid time off. When employees do take paid time off, three in five (61%) admit doing some work while on vacation.

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Q4 2013 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Two in five employees (42%) expect a pay raise in 2014, an increase of five percentage points since last quarter, according to Glassdoor’s Q4 2013 Employment Confidence Survey. In addition, employees’ top career resolutions in 2014 include getting a pay raise (32%), looking for a new job (22%) and using all vacation days earned (20%), among other resolutions. Three percent of employees admit helping get their boss fired is a top career resolution in 2014.

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Q3 2013 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Employees (15%) concerned over layoffs has reached a new low for the first time in nearly five years, according to the Glassdoor Q3 2013 Employment Confidence Survey. This comes as most employees (51%) believe their company’s business outlook will stay the same in the next six months, and 2 in 5 (41%) employees do not expect a pay raise of cost-of-living increase in the next 12 months.

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Q2 2013 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

One in three (31 percent) employees report they do not believe their benefits are better than those offered at competitor companies, according to Glassdoor’s latest Employment Confidence Survey. This comes as employees report greater confidence in the job market, as more than two in five (43 percent) employees (including those self-employed) believe they could find a job in the next six months that matches their experience and current compensation levels, a high since the third quarter of 2009.

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Q1 2013 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

According to the latest Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey, nearly half of employees (45%) including those who are self-employed believe their company’s business outlook will improve in the next six months, a five percentage point increase since last quarter. However, despite rising employee optimism around company outlook, nearly one in five employees (19%) are concerned they may be laid off in the next six months.

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Q4 2012 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Employee retention will be key for 2013 as the latest Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey reveals nearly one in three employees will look for a new job in the next year. The report also indicates employee confidence is stabilizing as nearly half (48%) of employees (including those self-employed) expect their company’s outlook to stay the same in the next six months – up eight points from the prior quarter. Additionally, job seekers said compensation, commute and career growth opportunities are among the most influential factors when choosing to accept a job offer.

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Q3 2012 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

According to the latest quarterly Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey, 51% of employed and unemployed workers believe Barack Obama has a clearer vision for jobs creation and lowering unemployment, than Mitt Romney (35%) or other candidates (14%). Glassdoor’s latest survey, which also tracks sentiment and expectations regarding future income, job security, the job market and company outlook.

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Q2 2012 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Unemployed job seekers are feeling more confident about their chance of finding work over the next few months, up six percentage points from last quarter, and the highest it has been in the past three years since we began the survey. Fewer employees (38%), whose organizations have communicated negative changes, reported layoffs or plans for layoffs in the past six months. And, one in four (29%) report concern over coworker layoffs in the next six months; a four percentage point decline from last quarter.

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Q1 2012 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Employee optimism for pay raises and company outlook continues to rise, reaching their highest levels in four years during Q1 2012. For the first time since conducting this survey in 2008, more employees expect a pay increase (43%) in the next 12 months than those who do not (38%). At the same time, however, 19% are concerned they could be laid off in the next six months, up two points from the fourth quarter of 2011.

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Q4 2011 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

The New Year is signaling some encouraging news for job seekers. During the fourth quarter of 2011, employee confidence in pay raises, job market and company outlook increased from the previous quarter. 41% of employees believe it is “likely” they would be able to find a job matched to their experience and compensation levels within six months if they lost their job, up three points from Q3 2011.

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Q3 2011 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

The recent roller coaster in the financial markets has U.S. employees and job seekers on edge as more than half employed adults (56 percent) and most unemployed job seekers (91 percent) think the recent volatility in the economy and financial markets will impact their career, job or job search. This economic angst may be contributing to stalled employee and job seeker confidence in the third quarter as sentiment around pay, job market, company outlook and layoffs showed almost no signs of optimism and, in many cases, revealed rising pessimism.

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Q2 2011 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Glassdoor Q2 Employment Confidence Survey shows rising pessimism among employees related to their future job security, pay raises and the job market – retreating to levels not seen since the midst of the recession. At the same time, more employees say their job satisfaction is “better” than a year ago yet 1 in 4 say it’s actually “worse.”

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Q1 2011 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Employees show rising confidence in job market as 40 percent believe it is ‘likely’ they could find a new job matched to their experience and compensation levels in the next six months. However, confidence in company outlook declined; men reveal significantly more optimism with 50 percent expecting their company outlook to improve compared to 28 percent of women.

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Q4 2010 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Employees show rising confidence in their own job security and company outlook while remaining pessimistic about pay raises and their ability to land a new job in this market should they lose their job. However, many are more optimistic about bonuses than they were this time last year. The Q4 survey also finds unemployed job seekers are feeling more likely they will land job commensurate to their experience in the next six months.

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Q3 2010 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Employee Confidence Dips Despite Claims Recession Has Ended

Nearly half (45 percent) of employees reported their employers made changes to the number of staff, organizational structure, compensation and benefits or other perks in the past six months. Plus, many express concern over future layoffs, rising pessimism about job market, future pay raises and company outlook. View the press release or click the PDF link above to view summary findings from the survey.

Q2 2010 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Employee Confidence Edges Up Yet Economic Effects Still Plague Workplaces and Job Market

The Q2 Glassdoor Employment Confidence survey shows that while employee reports of layoffs declined in the second quarter, companies may be cutting more than headcount to trim costs for recovery. Plus, the Q2 survey finds many employees are still recovering from the aftermath of the recent economic turmoil.  In fact, almost three in four (74 percent) employees say their career has been impacted by the economic situation in the past two years. View the press release or click the PDF link above to view summary findings from the survey

Q1 2010 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

3 in 4 Employees Willing to Take Pay Cut as Cuts in Comp and Restructurings Rise

The jobs outlook may be brightening, but the Q1 Glassdoor Employment Confidence survey shows employers are still taking actions that impact employee sentiment. In the first quarter, nearly half (48 percent) of employees reported their employers made changes to the number of staff, organizational structure, compensation and benefits or other perks in the past six months. View the press release or click the PDF link above to view summary findings from the survey.

Q4 2009 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Employees Less Confident in Job Market, Company Outlook

More employees report that they expect a pay raise or cost of living increase in the next 12 months, which is up slightly from previous quarters, and most expect to receive a bonus if eligible. However employees are far less confidence that in the next six months they would be able to find a comparable position matching their experience and compensation level should they lose their current job. View the press release or click the PDF link above to view summary findings from the survey.

Q3 2009 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Employee Confidence Higher Than Expected in Q309

Employees reported fewer layoffs at their companies and fewer actions that reduced employee compensation than in the prior two quarters and reveal optimism related to future layoffs, pay and bonuses, and their ability to get re-hired. But, employers take note: should the economy return to pre-recession levels, employees reveal they expect far more than the status quo.  View the press release or click the PDF link above to view summary findings from the survey.

Q2 2009 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

More Companies Plan to Cut Pay and Perks

Fewer employees are expecting pay raises than we reported in the prior two quarters and more employees say they are willing to take on additional responsibilities, work longer hours, take pay cuts and unpaid leave in order to keep their job. The shift in employee sentiment occurs as more employees report their employers initiated cuts in pay and perks in the past six months. View the press release or click the PDF link above to view summary findings from the survey.

Q1 2009 Employment Confidence Survey Results   (PDF)

Employees Show Concern Around Layoffs But Many Still Expect Pay Raise

Despite lower employee confidence in the areas of job security and pay raises, the majority of employees have a surprising level of optimism relating to their ability to avoid layoffs, the future outlook of their employer, and expectations for pay increases. View the press release or click the PDF link above to view summary findings from the survey.

Interview Insights (April 2009)   (PDF)

Job Market Hungry for Specific Details Into Interview Process

Consumer Workplace & Salary Insights (May 2008)   (PDF)

Workforce Eager for Transparency Into Jobs and Compensation