Vaco Talent Pulse Report of 2024

The third quarterly Vaco Talent Pulse Report found improved quarter-over-quarter confidence levels among professionals across three measurements: job security, financial status and career advancement.


Vaco, a leading global talent solutions firm, released the first quarterly Vaco Talent Pulse Report of 2024, revealing that employees and job seekers continue to exhibit high levels of confidence across key areas such as job security, financial status and career advancement.

The latest report indicates a notable surge in confidence levels among respondents regarding their ability to secure and retain employment. In the first quarter of 2024, 43% of respondents expressed feeling extremely confident, up from 39% in both Q3 and Q4 2023. Additionally, confidence in improving financial situations saw a significant increase, with 45% of respondents feeling extremely confident, compared to 37% in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Key findings from the Q1 2024 Vaco Talent Pulse Report include:

  • Job Security: Confidence levels in securing and retaining employment remained strong, with a notable increase in the proportion of respondents feeling extremely confident.

  • Financial Status: There was a significant surge in confidence regarding financial improvement opportunities, with 45% of respondents feeling extremely confident about their ability to improve their financial situation, compared to 37% in Q4 2023.

  • Career Advancement: Confidence levels in career advancement remained resilient, with 50% expressing extreme confidence in their ability to advance in their careers in the next year.

“We’re encouraged to see such strong confidence levels among professionals in the first quarter of 2024,” said Kyle Allen, Vaco Executive Vice President, Sales & Recruiting. “The economy appears to be stabilizing, and this is translating into increased optimism across the board. As we continue through the year, it will be important for organizations to engage with their workforce and adopt strategic approaches to recruiting and motivating top talent.”

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