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Tulane Business Professor Mark Rosa says there seems to be more optimism in the workforce now. "It's parallel with what's going on economically. The economy is growing, albeit slowly."
As the U.S. economy continues to improve, Glassdoor tells companies that retention strategies are imperative in 2013. "As employees return to work after the holidays and take on 2013, HR teams everywhere should be focused on one very crucial piece of employment: retention."
When it comes to what workers are looking for, Glassdoor.com shows compensation is the top consideration, with 73% saying it's the most influential factor when accepting a job offer. "It might be bonuses, it might be incentive pay, it might be 401k match. Those things are important to people because after all it's money that many times defines our quality of life."
Part of the optimism is because, "They got some raises over the past year or two, and some of the benefits that they may have lost over the recession are slowly being reinstalled," but Rosa says workers still need to be careful of the 'Greener Pastures Syndrome'.
Couple the improvements in employment with recent auto sales, which are close to pre-recession levels, and Rosa says it looks like the economy is getting back on track.