Tag / Working conditions and sustainable work
Blog posts • Nov 24, 2018 09:00 GMT
Unemployment in the EU is continuing to fall, with the rate approaching its 2008 low point. This is good news: the Europe 2020 target of 75% employment in the working age population is now in sight for many Member States. However, as unemployment reaches new lows, the opposite problem is emerging – labour shortages
News • Nov 22, 2018 13:00 GMT
Across the EU, on average 66% of the workforce holds a permanent contract and enjoys the most favourable standards of job quality. But for those in non-standard forms of employment, is job status negatively impacting job quality? The short answer is yes.
Blog posts • Oct 15, 2018 09:00 BST
Few events challenge the equilibrium between work and life like the arrival of a child. As gender roles continue to change in Europe, supporting the uptake of paternity and parental leave among fathers is fundamental, not just to close the ‘caring gap’ between men and women, but also to provide the best possible outlook for coming generations.
News • Oct 10, 2018 07:00 BST
Today is World Mental Health Day, a yearly event held by the World Health Organization with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. Eurofound has made a limited number of copies of its latest report on Burnout in the workplace available to order, free of charge, via its website
News • Oct 04, 2018 09:00 BST
On average, women make up 36% of all managers in Europe. Some of the newer Member States lead the way in terms of the equal representation of men and women both in labour markets and in management. This graph shows the female share of management in each of the Member States.
News • Oct 02, 2018 15:16 BST
Management is still mostly a man's game. The limited presence of women in management roles in European workplaces, despite years of gender equality policy, illustrates the magnitude of the challenge in achieving gender equality at work and highlights the need for more concerted effort and comprehensive long-term strategies to drive change.
News • Aug 21, 2018 15:41 BST
Eurofound's forthcoming policy brief focuses on women who have overcome the barriers and advanced into management. It aims to assess whether women, once they have reached a managerial role, continue to encounter obstacles that their male counterparts do not face.
Blog posts • Jun 08, 2018 09:00 BST
Digital technologies are transforming work, but the implications have not yet been fully grasped. In a recent Eurofound report, we focus on three main vectors of change to discuss the effects of digital technologies on work and employment and the policy responses such change demands.
Blog posts • Jun 04, 2018 10:00 BST
Research Manager Isabella Biletta looks at fraudulent practices in the contracting of work across the EU. The article is based on several years of Eurofound research on the subject.
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.
News • Feb 06, 2018 09:00 GMT
The new report on Working conditions of workers of different ages uses data from the latest European Working Conditions Survey in order analyse the different factors contributing to workers deciding to continue working in later life.
Blog posts • Nov 01, 2017 15:00 GMT
Working time is more than just clocking in and clocking out. In this blog piece, originally published in Social Europe, Jorge Cabrita looks at three reasons why working time in Europe should follow a life course perspective.
Blog posts • Oct 27, 2017 13:45 BST
In this new blog piece Mathijn Wilkens looks at the multi-faceted nature of self-employment in Europe – from the entrepreneurial independent self-employed, to those that find themselves in a more vulnerable position.
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.
News • Sep 27, 2017 09:00 BST
In the rapidly changing world of work, the traditional dichotomy of employee and self-employed is insufficient to capture the wide diversity of self-employed workers in Europe today. This report identifies five categories of self-employed, reflecting the wide-ranging attitudes, income levels, and health and well-being among this diverse group.
News • Sep 25, 2017 15:00 BST
Working life in Europe is in a period of transition. Economic growth has picked up, employment continues to grow for the third consecutive year and unemployment rates – while still being above the level of 2007 in the EU28 - are generally in decline. However, Brexit and pay inequality present challenges for the future.
News • Sep 20, 2017 10:00 BST
This graph highlights the importance of education, indicating that in all EU countries except Finland, the at-risk-of-poverty rate is highest among people with the lowest level of education.
News • Sep 18, 2017 15:30 BST
81% of workers say their working hours fit well, or very well, with their private life obligations. However men continue to have longer working hours (on average 6.5 hours per week more than women) and report more difficulties adapting working time to family life or other commitments.
News • Jul 30, 2017 07:00 BST
On the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons we invite you to download or order our publication on Regulation of labour market intermediaries and the role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour.
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.