New Survey: Workers' Optimism On The Rise

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14/10/09


WORKERS’ OPTIMISM ON THE RISE


Robert Walters’ recent Employee Insights Survey (EIS) of over 400 Australian professionals

showed that nationally, 75% of employees feel that their sector is showing signs of

improvement. 


The survey, the third in the EIS series, revealed that workers in South Australia felt that they

were seeing the most improvement of all the mainland states, with 88% agreeing that their

sector was looking more positive. NSW workers were the least positive, with only 71%

agreeing that activity within their sector was on the rise.


When compared to the national average, employees working within accounting & finance

(77%), sales & marketing (81%), risk management & compliance (97%) and the legal field

(98%) were the most optimistic. 


Workers employed in HR roles showed the least optimism of all those surveyed, with only

62% agreeing that their sector was showing signs of improvement, closely followed by those

in banking at 67%.


James Nicholson, Managing Director of Robert Walters, Australia commented: “Market

indicators are certainly pointing to an improving economy, and it is a good sign that employee

sentiment is picking up. Whilst it will take some time for businesses to return to previous

levels, it is certainly evident from a recruitment perspective that organisations are starting to

plan ahead for more positive economic conditions and working to ensure they have the right

people on board to capitalise on the inevitable recovery.”

 

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ENDS -


For further information or to arrange an interview please contact:


Frances Denny, Marketing Manager

Robert Walters

0282893114

Frances.Denny@robertwalters.com.au



Results of the survey follow.







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Key results of the survey:


Is your sector showing signs of improvement?


National results:



No

Yes

NSW

29%

71%

VIC

26%

74%

QLD

22%

78%

WA

23%

77%

SA

12%

88%

National

25%

75%


Results broken down by sector:



No

Yes

Accounting & Finance

23%

77%

Banking

33%

67%

General Management

29%

71%

Human Resources

38%

62%

IT

26%

74%

Sales & Marketing

19%

81%

Risk Management &

Compliance

3%

97%

Legal

2%

98%



About Robert Walters


Robert Walters is a leading global recruitment consultancy, specialising in placing high calibre

professionals into permanent, contract and temporary positions at all management levels.


Our client base ranges across both multi-national corporations and SMEs and covers all

market sectors.

Established in 1985, Robert Walters has built a global presence with 38

offices spanning five continents and employs over 1400 staff worldwide.






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