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Randstad: Poles see above-average risk of job loss but are confident about job market


2011-06-28



Workers in Poland remain more confident than most about their ability to find a new job during the next six months, but the perceived risk of job loss is higher than the global average, according to the Randstad Work Monitor, an international quarterly survey by the global employment firm.

The study shows that 10% Poles feel they are at a high risk of job loss during the latter half of the year, unchanged from Q1, while 24% say they are at a “moderate” risk of losing their job, down one point. The averages for the 29 countries from five continents covered by the report are 7% and 20%, respectively. Poles have also become slightly less satisfied with their current employer compared with the previous quarter.

At the same time, 67% Poles are confident in their ability to find a comparable job within six months if necessary, and 74% believe they would be able to find some job during that period. Though this down by respectively two points and one point compared with Q1, it is better than the averages for all countries, which are 63% and 69%, respectively.

Meanwhile, the number of workers who switched jobs during the past six months fell by nearly six points to 21.2%, compared with a global average of 18.2%. And Poland’s score on Randstad’s Mobility Index, which reflects perceived likelihood that the respondent will be working for a different employer within the next six months, declined by nine points to 108, but remained above the global average of 106 points.

The percentage of Poles actively looking for a new job increased by one point to 16% (compared with an average of 11%).

The survey is based on interviews with samples of minimally 400 respondents in each of the 29 participating countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. The respondents are aged 18-64 and working a minimum of 24 hours per week in a paid job (excluding the self-employed). The latest wave of the survey was conducted from 2 to 13 May.



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