Half of Luxembourg respondents expected to receive a pay rise at the end of the fiscal year
More people were satisfied with their jobs in Luxembourg than in New Zealand, Sweden or Greece, a new survey has found.
The Randstad workmonitor global report for Q4 of 2019 placed Luxembourg in joint twelfth place along with Romania, the Netherlands and Australia, with 70% of respondents very satisfied with their jobs.
Here are four findings from the report.
The most-satisfied workers were surveyed in India (89%) and yet India was also the country with the far and away highest proportion of respondents who were actively applying for other jobs (27%). Respondents in India also reported the highest rate of job change with 46% of respondents saying they had changed employer in the past six months.
In Luxembourg, just 5% of respondents were active jobseekers while the grand duchy had the lowest proportion of respondents who had changed jobs at 6%.
Overall, the proportion of Luxembourg respondents who expect to change employers in the next six months rose slightly, from 87 points in the previous quarter, to 91 points on Randstad’s “mobility index”. (The global average was roughly steady at 114 points.)
Expectations on staff outside of working hours appeared to be more relaxed among Luxembourg respondents than those in China and India and yet, Luxembourg respondents were more likely to voluntarily work during their time off.
Just half of Luxembourg respondents immediately responded to work-related messages outside of work hours (compared to a global average of 59%), 63% responded at a convenient time (compared to a global average of 65%), and 47% were expected to be available outside of work hours (compared to the global average of 56%).
When it came to holidays, the expectation was even lower in Luxembourg. The report found a quarter of Luxembourg respondents were expected to be available during holidays and personal days (45% global average).
However, 63% of Luxembourg respondents liked to handle work during holidays in order to stay updated (compared to the global average of 43%).
Personal stuff at work
Luxembourg respondents were among the most-likely to handle private matters during work hours. Three quarters of respondents said they did this, above the 67% global average. The only countries in which the proportion was higher were Hong Kong (87%), India (82%), Singapore (79%), Australia (78%), New Zealand (78%) and Czech Republic (77%).
Half of Luxembourg respondents expected to receive a pay rise at the end of the fiscal year, just under the global average of 61%. India had the highest rate at 94%, while Japan had the lowest (30%). Meanwhile, 55% of Luxembourg respondents expected to receive a bonus (India 91% and Japan 23%).
Luxembourg respondents were the third most optimistic about the economic situation in their country of work. Some 71% of respondents expected an improvement in 2020, after China and India (both 89%). Respondents in Japan were the least optimistic with 26% of respondents expecting improvement the following year.
About the survey
The Randstad Q4 2019 workmonitor polled employee confidence and career expectations in 34 markets. It surveyed a minimum of 400 people per country and excludes the self-employed.