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27 Jun 2018 By Advertising feature

European workforce survey highlights employees’ attitudes to the future of work

There is no doubt that the Europe of 2018 looks very different from the Europe of a few years ago. Widespread economic growth and falling unemployment point to a period of relative stability, although the political landscape continues to present numerous uncertainties. The apparent economic and employment stability also masks a continent that is advancing faster than we would have imagined possible, with technology in the driving seat. And every level of society is feeling its effects.

At the forefront of this rapid change is the workplace, with organisations working frantically to take advantage of the innovations that are emerging and to get ahead in an increasingly competitive world. But what does all this change mean for employees, who are faced with new demands for skills, new ways of working, and the threat of automation?

The human element of work has never been more important; the machines haven’t taken over, just yet. So as organisations struggle to keep up, The Workforce View in Europe 2018 report provides a much-needed barometer of how employees are feeling, with a survey of almost 10,000 workers across a number of European countries. With insights into some of the most pertinent topics of the moment, including automation, skills, self-employment, productivity and equality, it is essential reading for those focused on building a more human resource.

The Workforce View in Europe 2018 report explores the attitudes of employees towards the future of work. The findings provide important insight into business-critical issues, such as employee optimism and retention, skills and career development, productivity challenges, technology and automation, wellbeing and discrimination. The research was carried out by independent market research agency Opinion Matters, on behalf of ADP, in summer 2017. The sample consisted of 9,908 working adults in eight territories across Europe: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.

Download the report here. Knowing your people is people unboxed.

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