The most common benefits include health insurance; dental, vision, or supplemental health insurance; life insurance; and employer-provided
401k match contributions (see Table III). Approximately 70% of employees also receive reimbursement for supplemental training
or conference attendance.
Table III.Percentage of respondents receiving the following employer-provided benefits.
On average, employees are granted 10 paid public holidays and 18 paid vacation days, though most took only 15 of these days
for vacation and admitted to doing some work (e.g., checking e-mail, returning calls) for at least 4 of these days (one more
day than last year).
Attitudes toward current employment
Participants indicated how strongly they agreed or disagreed with the following statements:
- I believe my work is fully valued by my employer.
- I believe my present job is secure.
- In my present job, I use my skills and training to the fullest extent.
- Given the opportunity, I would leave my present job.
Most respondents feel secure in their jobs, agree that their employer values their work, and believe that they use their skills
to the fullest extent in their present jobs (see Table IV). Nonetheless, 38% either agreed or strongly agreed that they would
leave their present job if given the opportunity, this is a sharp contrast to the 53% who responded the same last year. Employees
seem less willing to leave their job in a less secure job market. Last year, 68% felt their job was secure, while this year,
this value is only 60%.
Table IV: Opinions toward current employment.