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Europe — Employees successfully balance work and private life

14 June 2010
According to the findings of the latest Workmonitor published by staffing group Randstad, more than 50% of employees in the 25 countries covered indicate that their workload has increased in the first months of 2010. Despite the increased workload, employees feel they are able to successfully balance work and private life. People are satisfied with the number of days off and with their holiday allowance.

Employees estimate that the chance of job loss is equal to three months ago. In general, employees feel it will be easier to find a different job (72%), than to find a comparable job (64%) elsewhere. In Europe, the Norwegian and Czech employees are the most optimistic in finding a new job: 87% and 84% respectively. In Norway, only a few employees think there is a big chance that they will lose their job in the next six months (3%). Norway shares this low estimate with neighbour Sweden.

Approximately 70% of all employees are (very) satisfied to work at their current employer. With Denmark (84%) and Norway (82%) at the top end and Hungary below 50% satisfaction. In general, employees with a low income are less satisfied than people with higher incomes.

The most ambitious people can be found in Scandinavia. On average, 70% of all employees in these countries are focused on a promotion.

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