WHAT THE DATA SAY: In-office employees have the edge when it comes to raises, bonuses and promotions
By: Ray Day
We wanted to share our latest consumer and business insights, based on research from The Harris Poll, a Stagwell agency.
Among the highlights of our weekly consumer sentiment tracking (fielded Jan. 13-15):
ECONOMIC WORRIES EDGE BACK UP:
Today, 88% of Americans are concerned about the economy and inflation – up 4 points from last week and the same level as two weeks ago.
- 82% worry about a potential U.S. recession (up 1 point)
- 80% about U.S. crime rates (no change)
- 74% about affording their living expenses (up 2 points)
- 72% about political divisiveness (down 5 points)
- 65% about the War on Ukraine (down 7 points)
- 59% about a new COVID-19 variant (down 1 point)
- 48% about losing their jobs (down 2 points)
THE OPPOSITE OF QUIET QUITTING:
What’s the opposite of quiet quitting? Seems that “quietly up-working” is the new thing. Our poll with Yoh signals a willingness among some employees to prove their worth and ensure job security in the face of economic and workplace downturns.
- Today, 48% of Americans are worried about losing their jobs.
- 29% say they are more likely to go above and beyond by taking on a new project, learning new skills or undergoing additional training to position themselves as an asset to their employer.
- 22% are willing to work more hours than are required of them without receiving additional compensation.
- At the same time, 23% are just as likely to consider working for a new company as staying at their current organization.
- 29% are more likely to seek work outside their current to supplement their current income.
DO IN-OFFICE EMPLOYEES HAVE THE EDGE?:
Do in-office employees have an advantage over their working-remotely counterparts? Most Americans think they do, according to our survey with the American Staffing Association.
- 56% believe employees who work exclusively in-office have a competitive advantage over their fully remote counterparts when it comes to raises, bonuses and promotions.
- Despite this, less than half (48%) of workers report they are working completely in-person, 28% are working on a hybrid schedule, and 24% are fully remote.
- 51% of women employees said they work fully on-site, compared with 44% of men.
- Employed parents (33%) of children under the age of 18 were more likely to work a hybrid schedule, while the majority of those without minor children work on site full-time (51% versus 43% remote).
- 46% feel pressured to work during their time off.
- 44% would be willing to take a pay cut if it meant they had greater freedom to work remotely.
- 40% are worried about layoffs at their company during the next six months.
KITCHEN NOW MOST LOVED ROOM IN THE HOUSE:
COVID transformed kitchens into workspaces, study halls and entertainment centers for cooped-up families – and made them the most popular room in the house, according to our survey with Bertazzoni.
- Three out of four homeowners (75%) say they use the kitchen more than any other room in their home.
- What are homeowners looking for in a new kitchen? 84% want sustainable products.
- Some also want bling – with “prep kitchens” becoming one of the hottest new premium kitchen trends. Overall, 42% of homeowners saying they would want a second kitchen in their home if money were no object.
- That jumps to 61% among those aged 18 to 44.
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