News • Nov 30, 2020 15:04 GMT
At the end of his term as Executive Director on 30 November 2020, we engaged in a socially distant interview with Juan Menéndez-Valdés to review the last decade, his thoughts on Europe and his hopes for Eurofound.
News • Nov 11, 2020 07:00 GMT
The COVID-19 crisis has led to a doubling of restructuring job loss in the first half of 2020. The new European Restructuring Monitor ‘ERM report 2020: Restructuring across borders’ reviews recent restructuring activity in the EU, from January 2019 up to and including the first impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. It also presents an analysis of transnational restructuring cases.
Fewer than 10% of EU businesses offer comprehensive learning opportunities critical to employee performance and well-being, new survey says
News • Oct 29, 2020 09:34 GMT
According to the recently published European Company Survey 2019 by EU agencies Eurofound and Cedefop, almost all managers (96%) agree training is important for employees to do their current job and most workplaces in the EU offer at least some training, yet only a small number – 9% – offer comprehensive training and learning opportunities to most of their employees.
News • Oct 28, 2020 13:15 GMT
The #EurofoundCompanySurvey ECS 2019 demonstrates that companies can design their workplace practices to help generate outcomes that benefit both workers and employers. Eurofound is organising a live #AskTheExpert webinar session on 29 October to delve into the European Company Survey 2019 findings relating to skills.
Just 31% of companies capitalise fully on direct employee involvement to enhance performance and well-being
News • Oct 20, 2020 07:00 BST
Fewer than one-third (31%) of companies in the EU27 facilitated the regular direct participation of employees in organisational decision-making and accorded them a high degree of influence last year.
News • Oct 15, 2020 07:00 BST
Trust in the European Union was significantly higher among respondents in the July wave of Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 survey than in April, with average trust in the EU exceeding trust in national governments.
Only one-fifth of European companies find secret to combining optimal workplace wellbeing and business performance
News • Oct 13, 2020 07:00 BST
One in five companies in the EU-27 succeed in providing the optimal workplace environment, according to the new European Company Survey, This report is based on the fourth edition of the European Company Survey (ECS), which was carried out jointly by Eurofound and Cedefop in 2019.
Easing of restrictions sparked boost in mental well-being across Europe with largest increases for older people; but young people, unemployed cause for concern
News • Oct 08, 2020 07:00 BST
Mental well-being among people in Europe improved between the April and July waves of Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 surveys, with the largest increases among those aged 50 and over.
News • Oct 01, 2020 07:00 BST
Approximately 40% of paid hours worked by employees were performed from home during the COVID-19 crisis, showing the magnitude of change that has taken place with regards to working life in just six months, and the now paramount importance of telework to Europe’s broader economy.
Unemployed, women, young people still biggest losers, but wide-scale COVID-19 impact evident on other population groups
News • Sep 28, 2020 07:00 BST
COVID-19 has brought widespread job loss, large-scale reduction in working hours and the decimation of entire sectors of the EU economy. While this has impacted all parts of the population, inter-generational and gender inequalities have been exacerbated, with years of progress diluted in just six months.
News • Sep 21, 2020 11:30 BST
Continued dominance of large non-EU service and work platforms could result in an oligopolistic market situation in the EU in the future. This could hamper the market entry of new players, endangering healthy competition and economic and labour market innovation to the detriment of platform workers and consumers, as well as the broader economy.
News • Jul 16, 2020 09:15 BST
Eurofound’s analysis of the labour market in Europe shows that just over four out of ten (41%) of employees in the EU work in direct contact with clients, customers, users, patients or other service recipients. This ‘interactive service work’ is female dominated, with women accounting for 61% of workers.
Le chômage partiel semblerait avoir atténué l’impact financier de la crise COVID-19 sur les travailleurs en France
News • Jul 14, 2020 07:00 BST
Dans l'enquête en ligne d’Eurofound, Vivre, travailler et COVID-19, un tiers des personnes en France ont déclaré des pertes d’emploi, ou de contrats, pendant la période de confinement. La France a également enregistré la deuxième plus forte proportion de travailleurs ayant subi une réduction de leurs heures de travail.
Help us delve deeper into the COVID-19 crisis – Call to complete the second wave of Eurofound’s e-survey
News • Jul 13, 2020 13:30 BST
The second wave of Eurofound’s pan-EU Living, working and COVID-19 survey is now open. As people across Europe emerge from confinement measures, the second wave of the survey will be more targeted and track changes since the initial confinement period and will seek to provide an even deeper analysis in order to further contribute to Europe’s policy response.
News • Jul 08, 2020 07:00 BST
Minimum wage workers around Europe are in the simultaneous position of being increasingly called upon to provide essential services during COVID-19 confinement and response measures; as well as being more likely to be made redundant or furloughed due to their concentration in highly impacted sectors.
News • Jun 25, 2020 12:00 BST
Eurofound’s recent research shows that COVID-19 has placed further strain on the Croatian labour market and puts people across the country at greater risk of financial insecurity.
News • Jun 25, 2020 07:00 BST
More than 40% of people surveyed in Slovenia report loss of employment, or contracts in the case of the self-employed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic – the third highest level in the EU according to Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 survey.
News • Jun 22, 2020 13:00 BST
More than half of people surveyed in Luxembourg report starting to work from home due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 survey. This has gone hand in hand with respondents in Luxembourg reporting lower levels of job loss and financial insecurity when compared to other EU Member States.
Très faible niveau de confiance et d’optimisme en France lors du confinement pendant l’épidémie de COVID-19
News • Jun 16, 2020 07:00 BST
Respondents in France recorded among the lowest levels of trust in institutions, including the European Union, national government, media, and police in Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 online survey.
News • Jun 10, 2020 10:00 BST
Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 survey found that almost one third of Portuguese respondents had lost employment (7.3% permanently and 21.9% temporarily) due to the COVID-19 pandemic by April – just above the EU27 average of 28.5%.