UK watch and jewellery professionals are heading into 2016 feeling overwhelmingly confident about the security of their jobs.
77% of respondents to the WatchPro and Professional Jeweller Job Satisfaction and Salary Survey said they felt ‘very confident’ or ‘confident’ about the security of their job in 2016.
In contrast to recent post-recession years when companies have had to lay staff off and downsize, jewellery and watch professionals clearly now feel that the businesses they work for are in a stronger position.
Just 17% of executives admitted they weren’t confident about their job security, while 6% said they had no feeling either way.
The apparent optimism in the market around job security comes after we revealed yesterday that more than half of UK jewellery executives are receiving additional income on top of their basic salary for meeting targets set by their employers.
53% of respondents to the WatchPro and Professional Jeweller Job Satisfaction and Salary Survey said they currently earn performance-related bonuses, with a third of executives indicating that the bonuses they have earned in 2015 have improved on the previous 12 months.
The survey still remains open, and we urge everybody to take part in order to create the best possible data.
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