Poland: 66% of people see a chance for an equally good or better job

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2021-10-12   14:04

66% of respondents see a chance to find an equally good or better job in Q3 this year. against 62% a year ago and against 70% in Q1 2020, i.e. before the outbreak of the pandemic, results from the 45th edition of the "Labor Market Monitor" by the Randstad Research Institute. The percentage of people who expect that in the event of losing a job they will find a new job, any job was 85% in Q3 this year, compared to 84% a year ago and 89% in Q1 2020.

"From the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen a decline in employee optimism, especially with regard to the chances of finding a job that is as good or better as the current one. In the case of" any job ", this decline was not that large. In the last quarter, the difference between the assessment of the chances of finding a job defined as "any" and "just as good or better" has decreased significantly. This means that employees assess their chances in recruitment processes and their situation on the labor market better and better, which does not necessarily translate into decisions to change the employer. High percentages of indications about the chances of finding any job indicate a great sense of security of employees," said Monika Fedorczuk from the Lewiatan Confederation.

The report shows that the fear of losing a job remains at a similar level as in the last quarter, however data from September show that the assessment of the chances of finding a job - better or the same (from 67% to 66) and any (from 87% to 85%).

"Uncertainty about maintaining employment and the chance to find a new job, fear for the health of one's own and relatives, and exceptional uncertainty about the future contribute to the deepening of mental problems of Polish employees. From April to September last year (the latest available data), doctors issued 32% more sick leaves related to with mental disorders (mainly anxiety, adaptive disorders and depression), with 42% more days than in the corresponding period of 2019," said Łukasz Komuda, labor market expert from the Fundacja Inicjatyw Socno-Ekonomicznych and the editor of the Rynekpracy.org portal.

The survey showed that jobseekers pay attention to whether the offers concern the form of remote work only - 41% of respondents submitted such a declaration and over half of people with higher education.

The current report showed that almost half of the respondents who do not currently work remotely declare that they would be willing to work remotely for a company in another region of Poland (48%).

The younger the age of the respondents, the greater the tendency to this form of work: this is what 37% of respondents aged 50-64 declare, and already 59% aged 18-29.

The reasons encouraging to change work to a completely remote form in another region of Poland are primarily the lack of the need to travel (54%) and the ability to freely manage working time (50%). Higher wages than in the inhabited region encourage 32% of respondents.

The survey was conducted using the CAWI method in the group of respondents aged 18-64, working at least 24 hours a week on August 16-27, 2021. The sample was approx. 1,000 people.