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December 27, 2012
Salary raise employees’ top work resolution for 2013 says survey

With 2013 around the corner and expectations around what the New Year may bring, jobs and career communityGlassdoor has released a new survey, conducted by Harris Interactive©, that reveals employees work-related resolutions for 2013. One-third (32 percent) of employees said that a salary raise is their top work-related resolution for 2013.

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Younger employees are more focused on securing a salary raise in 2013, as 40 percent of 18 to 34 year olds say a raise is their top work-related resolution, compared to 33 percent of 35 to 44 year olds, 20 percent of 45 to 54 year olds, and 27 percent of 55+ year olds.

While most employees favor a salary raise in 2013, employees 45 to 54 years old say their top resolution for 2013 is looking for a new job (24 percent).

Following raises, the resolutions included 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 (9 percent), among others.

“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. “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.”

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