Employees' Top Resolutions for 2013

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One-third (32 percent) of employees said that a salary raise is their top work-related resolution for 2013, followed by looking for a new job (23 percent), improving their performance/rating by their supervisor (21 percent), attending work related training (16 percent), taking/using all their vacation days earned (13 percent), and socializing with work colleagues more (nine percent), among others.

Younger employees are more focused on securing a salary raise in 2013, as 40 percent of 18-34 year olds say a raise is their top work-related resolution, compared to 33 percent of 35-44 year olds, 20 percent of 45-54 year olds, and 27 percent of 55+ year olds. While most employees favor a salary raise in 2013, employees 45-54 years old say their top resolution for 2013 is looking for a new job (24 percent). Also, two percent of employees said their top work-related resolution in 2013 is to help get their boss/supervisor fired.

"As employment confidence gradually improves, it's no surprise to see employees looking to wrest back control over their own destiny, which is why we see their focus on more money, a new job or a fresh commitment to their on-the-job performance," said Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor career and workplace expert, who has led global HR departments at Electronic Arts and PepsiCo before co-authoring "Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business." "But good economy or tough economy, adequate and expected take home pay is always top of mind and employees are sending a clear message that they want this most -- not only during this holiday season, but next year too."

With the holidays around the corner and expectations around what the New Year may bring, Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, has released a new survey that reveals employees' work-related resolutions for 2013, their preferences for employer-gifted holiday perks, expectations for time off during the holidays and bonus expectations.

The survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive© on behalf of Glassdoor among more than 2,050 U.S. workers ages 18 and over between November 8-12, 2012.


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