Job satisfaction for workers across Europe

23-02-2007

 Job satisfaction for workers across Europe
Employees across Europe are generally content with their work, according to a new survey.

Around 30,000 workers in 31 countries were asked about varying issues including job satisfaction, equal opportunities, work organisation, health and well-being, training and working time, for a survey by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Working Conditions.

The fourth European Working Conditions survey found that while the hours worked by employees per week are decreasing, the pace of work has "intensified".

Of the people questioned, the majority consider their jobs to be satisfying, despite there not being enough opportunities for training.

A third of the respondents feel that being in their current position opens doors to good career prospects, while a further third are worried about work-related health and safety risks.

The Foundation's survey also revealed that most workers find their job interesting and more than ever are using computers and the internet for their work.

The report states: "EU policymakers recognise that improving working conditions is crucial to achieving a better quality of work, greater productivity and increased employment."

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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