Employee Confidence has trended gradually lower throughout 2012. This is a turnaround from 2011 when Employee Confidence made strong gains. While we haven’t hit the lows of December 2010 when confidence sat at just below 50%, the index finished 2012 at 52.8% – levels that we haven’t seen since March 2011.

The index is based upon over a million survey responses in the US each year, with an average of 85,000 employees responding each month in 2012. It represents opinions across more than 5,000 organizations that have carried out the WorkplaceDynamics employee survey. The level of employee confidence is a 3-month moving average.