Why Belgians are less inclined to change jobs ?
Belgium has one of the lowest mobility rates in the world in the labour market, according to an international study.The reasons for this lack of activity can be explained by poor career opportunities, low salaries and difficulty in reconciling working and family life. Analysis.
A study carried out by the Randstad group on mobility in the labour market shows that only 9% of Belgian workers voluntarily changed employers in 2014.By way of comparison, this ratiorises to 14% at international level.
Another noteworthy element:fewer of ourcompatriotsplan to change employer in the near future. Barely 13% see this as an option, against a worldwide average of22%.
While voluntary mobility is highest in Russia (20% spontaneously changed employer in 2014), Hungary, India and Singapore (an average of18%), it is much lower in countries like Japan (6%), the Netherlands (8%), Italy, Spain and Belgium (9%).
The factors leading to workers taking a more sedentary career path are fairly similar in all the countries in question,namelythe lack of career opportunities, low salaries and difficulty in reconciling working and family life.
In Belgium, this low mobility is caused by a lack of career opportunities, a lack of recognition and a lack of interest. The stability of the worker within his jobdepends on maintaining a good balance between work and family life.
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