Employee morale hits new high, per CNBC survey

A recent survey of U.S. workers shows that morale has hit a new peak. 

The results come from CNBC and Momentive, the parent company of SurveyMonkey. Between Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, 10,002 U.S. workers were surveyed regarding the state of their current workplace. 

Seventy-two percent of respondents said overall morale among their coworkers is either good or excellent — the highest since the survey began in May 2020. Employees' outlook on a potential recession is also mostly positive, with 74 percent believing their workplace is prepared for an economic downturn. Eighty-six percent of workers at workplaces with high morale believe their workplace can weather a recession, compared to 42 percent of workers at workplaces with poor morale. 

Other findings from the survey: 

  • Ninety-one percent of respondents say their job is meaningful to them. 

  • Seventy-three percent consider themselves at least somewhat well-paid for the work they do. 

  • Forty-eight percent of workers say their company is adequately staffed, a 6 percentage point increase from October's survey. Government workers are most likely to say their workplace is short-staffed (62 percent), followed by workers in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry (55 percent). 

  • Fifty-nine percent of workers are not concerned that they or someone in their household will be laid off in the next few months. Asian workers are most concerned about layoffs (57 percent) while white workers are least concerned (33 percent). 

Read more about the results and methodology here

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