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Just 31% of companies capitalise fully on direct employee involvement to enhance performance and well-being

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.

Only one-fifth of European companies find secret to combining optimal workplace wellbeing and business performance

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.

COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch: New tool for tracking measures to mitigate social, economic impact of COVID-19

COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch: New tool for tracking measures to mitigate social, economic impact of COVID-19

News   •   May 21, 2020 11:00 BST

Eurofound has this week launched COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, a database collating and mapping the policy responses introduced in Member States, along with the UK and Norway, to alleviate the social and economic impact of COVID-19 restrictions.

COVID-19 could expose shortcomings in employment and social protection in Europe

COVID-19 could expose shortcomings in employment and social protection in Europe

News   •   Apr 22, 2020 07:00 BST

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) could expose existing shortcomings in employment arrangements and social protection in Europe, particularly for some workers in non-standard employment and vulnerable self-employed groups – who are more likely to be at risk of poverty and the impacts of economic shocks.

Decreasing levels of perceived tensions in society in Greece could help offset some of the impact of COVID-19

Decreasing levels of perceived tensions in society in Greece could help offset some of the impact of COVID-19

News   •   Mar 24, 2020 15:30 GMT

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown societies around the world into flux and threatens to undo some of the positive progress that has taken place in recent years. However decreasing levels of societal tensions, such has been the case in Greece, may be a positive indicator of strengthening solidarity in society which is important in these difficult times.

Stagnating gender employment gap costs Europe €360 billion per year

Stagnating gender employment gap costs Europe €360 billion per year

News   •   Mar 02, 2020 07:00 GMT

New calculations from Eurofound show that the difference in female and male employment rates cost the EU, including the United Kingdom, over €360 billion in 2018.

EU priorities: Working for a strong Europe

EU priorities: Working for a strong Europe

News   •   Feb 27, 2020 15:46 GMT

The new von der Leyen Commission took office on 1 December 2019. Having adopted its first work programme on 29 January 2020, the Commission sets out its plans for a transition to a fair, climate-neutral and digital Europe. It outlines six top priorities. Eurofound’s work directly feeds into a number of these key areas aimed at creating a strong social Europe.

Capital gains: Employment growth in EU capitals outstrips other regions over 15-year period

Capital gains: Employment growth in EU capitals outstrips other regions over 15-year period

News   •   Oct 07, 2019 14:38 BST

Employment grew by 19% in capital city regions in the EU’s largest Member States between 2002 and 2017, compared to 10-12% in other domestic regions. This employment growth has been reflected in the growing national economic weight of capital regions, with cities such as London, Paris and Stockholm accounting for 30% and more of the GDP of their respective countries.

Wage and task profiles of employment in Europe in 2030

Wage and task profiles of employment in Europe in 2030

News   •   Dec 19, 2018 16:04 GMT

Structural change is expected to move much faster in the Member States who joined the Union after 2004, and we forecast big changes in the occupational wage and task structure in these countries in the run up to 2030.

Restructuring: Announced losses, gains and impacts on those who remain

Restructuring: Announced losses, gains and impacts on those who remain

News   •   Nov 14, 2018 09:00 GMT

This graph, taken from the latest European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) report, shows the announced job losses and gains since 2008.

Publication alert: Impact of restructuring on working conditions

Publication alert: Impact of restructuring on working conditions

News   •   Oct 25, 2018 13:28 BST

Restructuring is a common feature of labour markets and work organisation. While much research in this area primarily concentrates on the implications for those that lose their jobs, the latest report on restructuring from Eurofound focuses on the impacts for those that remain in an organisation.

Invitation to 'Future jobs - current challenges: Cedefop 2018 Skills forecast' launch event, in Brussels on 8 June 2018

Invitation to 'Future jobs - current challenges: Cedefop 2018 Skills forecast' launch event, in Brussels on 8 June 2018

News   •   May 31, 2018 16:00 BST

Invitation to 'Future jobs - current challenges: Cedefop 2018 Skills forecast' launch event, in Brussels on 8 June 2018

Evidence-based research is fundamental to gender equality in Europe

Evidence-based research is fundamental to gender equality in Europe

News   •   Mar 06, 2018 16:00 GMT

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March we invite you to explore the issue of gender equality in depth, to read about the different areas in which gender equality is most urgently needed. Eurofound assists in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies for all EU citizens and those that call Europe home.

Composition of NEETs in Europe

Composition of NEETs in Europe

News   •   Jan 17, 2018 15:30 GMT

​'NEET' is a broad label and includes young people in very diverse situations. This graph shows the composition of NEETs in the EU.

The scarring effect of long-term youth unemployment

The scarring effect of long-term youth unemployment

News   •   Dec 18, 2017 12:00 GMT

Young people are more affected than other age groups by long-term unemployment. While long-term youth unemployment is certainly not a new policy challenge for Europe, it now affects a wider range of young people than it ever did before.

European Statistics Day: Get your facts straight with Eurofound

European Statistics Day: Get your facts straight with Eurofound

News   •   Oct 20, 2017 11:19 BST

20 October is European Statistics Day, an initiative of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) and with the support of the members of the European Statistical System and the European System of Central Banks.

Estimating labour market slack in the European Union

Estimating labour market slack in the European Union

News   •   Jul 18, 2017 08:00 BST

Labour market slack is the shortfall between the volume of work desired by workers and the actual volume of work available. The aim of this report is to develop a more nuanced estimate of labour slack using EU Labour Force Survey data, which allows involuntary part-timers and inactive people with some labour market attachment to be identified and quantified.

Aspects of non-standard employment in Europe

Aspects of non-standard employment in Europe

News   •   Jul 17, 2017 08:00 BST

This report examines developments in non-standard employment – temporary, temporary agency and part-time work and self-employment – over the last decade. It shows that the significant increase in the temporary employment rate between the late 1980s and the early 2000s has been halted and replaced by a slight decline from 14.5% in 2006 to 14.2% in 2016.

Employment transitions and occupational mobility in Europe: The impact of the Great Recession
Europe’s labour market comes full circle as employment returns to pre-crisis levels

Europe’s labour market comes full circle as employment returns to pre-crisis levels

News   •   Jun 27, 2017 09:00 BST

Employment in the EU has returned to the same level as before the global financial crisis: the recovery that began in 2013 has resulted in the net creation of eight million new jobs, with most of this new employment being created in services, as well as a significant increase in the manufacturing sector.