Q2 2014 LinkedIn Economic Confidence Outlook

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The LinkedIn Economic Confidence Outlook (LECO) is a survey of global business leaders. The Q2 2014 LECO survey was conducted during June 2014. More than 13,000 LinkedIn members, director-level and above, from various industries responded to the survey.

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Q2 2014 LinkedIn Economic Confidence Outlook

  1. 1. About the Survey The LinkedIn Economic Confidence Outlook (LECO) is a survey of global business leaders. The Q2 2014 LECO survey was conducted during June 2014. More than 13,000 LinkedIn members, director-level and above, from various industries responded to the survey. The Economic Confidence Outlook comprises the following measures: Global Economy: Business leaders’ views of the global economy Country Economy: Business leaders’ views of their countries economy Perceptions of Industry: Business leaders’ views of their industry Perceptions of Company: Business leaders’ views of their company Hiring expectations: Business leaders’ hiring plans at their company Senior business leaders were located in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. 2
  2. 2. 69% 67% 58% 55% 51% 51% 44% 43% 43% 41% 40% 40% 39% 36% 32% 71% 68% 63% 51% 48% 71% 47% 39% 39% 37% 44% 35% 35% 26% 27% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Netherlands UK Spain Sweden Belgium India Italy Germany Japan Switzerland USA Canada Australia France Brazil 2014 Q1 2014 Q2 Positive sentiment towards the global economy appears to be waning slightly amongst executives in most countries 5 20 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 10 5 Global Economy Optimism % of professionals who think the global economy will get better Question: Over the next 6 months, do you think the global economy will get better, worse or stay the same? ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation
  3. 3. 71% 67% 53% 53% 50% 50% 45% 45% 43% 36% 34% 25% 23% 20% 17% 73% 66% 58% 90% 47% 44% 46% 45% 37% 35% 41% 28% 25% 13% 10% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% UK Netherlands Spain India Germany Sweden Japan USA Belgium Canada Italy Switzerland Australia France Brazil 2014 Q1 2014 Q2 5 3 37 6 6 7 7 6 3 ©2014 LinkedIn CorporationQuestion: Over the next 6 months, do you think the your country’s economy will get better, worse or stay the same? Country Economy Optimism % of professionals who think their country economy will get better Positive sentiment towards their country’s economy appears to be holding steady amongst executives in most countries
  4. 4. 60% 49% 44% 43% 42% 41% 36% 36% 35% 33% 33% 31% 30% 30% 30% 64% 51% 47% 47% 45% 35% 36% 40% 36% 40% 36% 32% 30% 35% 32% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% India UK Germany USA Sweden Brazil Japan Canada Australia Spain Switzerland Belgium France Netherlands Italy 2014 Q1 2014 Q2 6 4 3 4 3 4 7 3 5 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation Positive sentiment towards hiring appears to be increasing slightly among executives in most countries Question: Over the next 12 months, do you think staffing levels in your organization will increase, decrease or stay the same? Hiring Optimism % of professionals who think their company will increase staffing levels
  5. 5. Industry Optimism
  6. 6. 88% 83% 78% 76% 76% 76% 74% 74% 74% 73% 71% 68% 67% 66% 85% 84% 73% 75% 76% 78% 73% 74% 76% 72% 70% 71% 65% 71% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Staffing Tech-Software Telecomm ProfSvcs Arch&Eng Aero/Auto/Transport HC&Pharma Manuf/Indust Tech-Hardware Retail&Consumer FinServ&Ins Oil&Energy Gov't/Educ/NP Media&Ent 2014 Q1 2014 Q2 5 3 5 3 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation Executives remain equally optimistic about their industry quarter over quarter; Oil/Energy & Media are up slightly Industry Optimism % of professionals who are optimistic about their industry growth Question: Over the next 6 months, are you optimistic or pessimistic about the growth prospects of your industry?
  7. 7. 87% 83% 79% 79% 78% 78% 77% 77% 77% 76% 76% 71% 70% 64% 84% 82% 78% 79% 79% 79% 78% 79% 76% 76% 74% 73% 74% 65% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Staffing Tech-Software Aero/Auto/Transport Retail&Cons ProfSvcs Manuf/Indus HC&Pharma Arch&Eng Tech-Hardware FinServ&Ins Telecomm Oil&Energy Media&Ent Gov't/Educ/NP 2014 Q1 2014 Q2 3 4 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation Executives remain equally optimistic about their company quarter over quarter; Media & Ent. is up slightly Company Optimism % of professionals who are optimistic about their company growth Question: Over the next 6 months, are you optimistic or pessimistic about the growth prospects of your company?
  8. 8. Country Optimism
  9. 9. Australia 35% 23% 39% 36% 25% 35% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation
  10. 10. 31% 43% 51% 32% 37% 48% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation Belgium
  11. 11. 41% 17% 32% 35% 10% 27% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation Brazil
  12. 12. 36% 36% 40% 40% 35% 35% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation Canada
  13. 13. 30% 20% 36% 30% 13% 26% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation France
  14. 14. 44% 50% 43% 47% 47% 39% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation Germany
  15. 15. 60% 53% 51% 64% 90% 71% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation India
  16. 16. 30% 34% 44% 32% 41% 47% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation Italy
  17. 17. 36% 45% 43% 36% 46% 39% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation Japan
  18. 18. 33% 53% 58% 40% 58% 63% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation Spain
  19. 19. 42% 50% 55% 45% 44% 51% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation Sweden
  20. 20. 33% 25% 41% 36% 28% 37% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation Switzerland
  21. 21. 30% 67% 69% 35% 66% 71% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation The Netherlands
  22. 22. 49% 71% 67% 51% 73% 68% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation The United Kingdom
  23. 23. 43% 45% 40% 47% 45% 44% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Hiring (% Increase) Country Economy (% Better) Global Economy (% Better) 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation The United States of America
  24. 24. ©2014 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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