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Netherlands — More money and more training rank top on employees' list of aspirations

13 January 2010

A new survey carried out by temporary staffing agency Unique (part of USG People) among 980 employees in The Netherlands on the question of 'what do you want to achieve in your work in 2010?', the majority said that they would like to earn more money.

42% of respondents indicated that a higher salary was at the top of their list of aspirations for the year. 33% want to broaden their professional competencies by attending professional training courses. 12% would like to climb up the office hierarchy ladder and 8% would like to work fewer hours in 2010. Only 5% would like to have more responsibilities in their jobs.

Unique CEO, Jeannine Peek, said "salary is always an important motivator for employees. In the economic crisis many companies have not increased salaries. It is therefore understandable that employees attach value to this."

"It is remarkable that nearly one in three respondents would like to attend professional training courses. During the crisis companies have also started to cut back on professional training but now more and more are beginning to realise that it is important to continue to invest in people."



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