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Is having new management a threat to employees at Vegas jobs?

Some job seekers report having new managerial staff may be a threat to their employment when it comes to Vegas jobs, according to a recent survey.

The current labor market is stronger than it has been in years, if not decades. In fact, the last BLS report of 2018 showed that there are 6.9 million job openings, but only 6.3 million unemployed people seeking work.

Despite what appears to be an abundance of opportunity, there are a lot of people who feel “stuck” and unsure of how to find the right fit in a new job or different position.

One in seven Americans (14%) did not feel respected during their last job search

  • Of the 14% of Americans who did not feel respected, they say the following would have helped them feel more respected by recruiters and potential employers:
    • Being told why they weren’t moved to the next stage (32%)
    • Recruiters followed up in a timely fashion after the interview (31%)
    • Company acknowledged receipt of application (28%)
    • Knowing if the application had been seen by a recruiter or hiring manager (27%)
    • Recruiter/hiring manager sent a rejection in a timely fashion (23%)
    • You were told you’d be considered for future opportunities (23%)
  • Respect is also a key driver for job satisfaction: people who are currently happy with their job cite feeling respected (45%) as among the top reasons for their satisfaction.

Three-quarters of Americans (77%) believe there are threats to their current job, such as new management (20%) and a toxic boss or working environment (19%)

  • Top perceived threats include:
    • New management (20%)
    • Toxic boss or working environment (19%)
    • Layoffs (17%)
    • Recession (16%)
      • That said, 62% of Americans think a recession in the next two years is likely—so while many expect a recession, fewer expect it to directly threaten their job.
    • Younger co-workers (15%)
    • Industry changes requiring new skills (14%)
    • Automation/technology replacing jobs (10%)
  • While 72% of Americans overall believe the job seeker has the upper hand in terms of having job options and negotiation power, younger Americans may be disproportionately benefitting from the modern search process:  83% of 18-24-year-olds and 84% of 25-34-year-olds say they have the upper hand, vs. 64% of 35-65-year-olds.
  • One in three Americans (33%) believe searching for a job today is harder than when they first started in their career.