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Employee Confidence Survey

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    What is the number one personality trait of individuals who deal effectively with change? It’s confidence. Confident people are self-motivated, have high self-esteem and are willing to take risks. But even the most confident employee may suffer a crisis of self-doubt in times of radical change. That is when leadership becomes a critical factor. This Employee Confidence Survey is a follow up to the survey carried out by Industrial Psychology Consultants in April 2011. The Employee Confidence Survey is conducted to gauge employee confidence in the economic environment prevailing at any given time during the course of the year. Employees are asked questions related to their employment and the general economic climate. Data was collected in the month of December 2011. As reported in this survey, Zimbabwe has attained relative macro-economic stability. However many factors, amongst them a murky-political outlook, still threaten the sustainability of these positive economic gains in the short-medium term. Employees therefore remain skeptical about whether their prospects as employees are improving or not.



    A questionnaire with 8 questions was emailed to employees from various organisations on our email mailing list. An online tool called Survey Monkey was also used to collect data. This is by far one of the best online applications used to carry out surveys, as proved by its flexibility and ability to be customised to suit many types of questions. Data collection and analysis is also made easy. A total of 334 individuals of varied age groups, education levels, gender and employment positions responded. 206 responded via our online tool “Survey Monkey” and the remaining 128 responded via the questionnaire. This shows a decrease in the number of participants from the April 2011 survey. This is probably due to the fact that we are now focusing more on the online survey instead of the email questionnaires and not many of the people in our database have access to the internet.

    Employee Confidence Index Dimensions

    The overall Employee Confidence Index is made four Indices namely:

    · Macroeconomic Confidence Index: Is the economy improving or stabilised?

    · Job Security Index: Do I feel secure in my current employment?

    · Employer Confidence Index: Does the future of my current employer look bright?

    · Job Transition Index: Am I confident about finding a new job?

    These four Indices have equal weight in the final Employee Confidence Index.

    All sample surveys and polls, whether or not they use probability sampling, are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to quantify or estimate, amongst them, error associated with non-response sampling error and error associated with question wording. Industrial Psychology Consultants therefore avoids the words ‘margin of error’ as they are misleading. All that can be calculated are different possible sampling errors with different probabilities for pure, unweighted, random samples with 100.00% response rates. These are only theoretical because no published polls have come close to this ideal.

    Respondents of the Employee Confidence Survey were selected from those that agreed to participate in the survey.



    The minimum age of participants was 18 years. 10.5% of the respondents are below 25 years, 26.6% are between the ages 26-30 years, 42.9% are between the age of 31-40 years and 18.60% are over 41 years. 1.5% did not state their age and were therefore just treated as missing values. 70.7% of the respondents were male while 27.8% were female. The remaining 1.5% did not state their gender. 68.8% of the respondents are managerial employees and 30.2% are non-managerial employees. 41.3% of the respondents are married, 52.1% are single and have never married before, and 3.3% are single and were married before.

    24% of the respondents hold a post graduate qualification, 47.9% have first degrees, 22.8% have diplomas, 2.4 have certificates, 0.3% have an A’ Level certificate, and 0.6% have an O’ Level certificate. As compared to the Survey in April 2011, there was no major change in composition in terms of education levels.

    All of the participants are employed with various organisations.

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