Work in new era
Remote work in Europe before and after the pandemic
While many effects are still unclear, or the result of processes that are still ongoing, the pandemic has had a significant impact on the world of work. Together with six other EDJNet newsrooms, Openpolis looked at the current state of play, focusing on remote work.
The great turnover: record resignations and job vacancies in Europe
Several countries face labour shortages, as terminated contracts peak in Spain, France and Italy, and labour force turnover continues to grow.
Does work still have meaning?
The climate and Covid crises have led more and more workers - especially younger ones - to question the meaning of their work, resulting in "quiet quitting" and loss of motivation.
Is mass unemployment coming to an end?
The unemployment rate is low in many European countries, thanks, however, to a decrease in productivity that could become a problem in the near future.
Platform workers are becoming more and more commonplace
Delivery, transport, but also business services: more and more workers are opting for self-employed status by using online platforms to obtain assignments. This is a common phenomenon throughout the European Union.
Telework, a new privilege?
The Covid crisis has accelerated the rise of telework in all European countries, in all sectors of activity and all company sizes. This has benefited employees and companies, whose satisfaction and productivity levels have increased. But it also risks creating a digital divide between "teleworkable" jobs and those that are not.
The great disappearance of job applicants
Employers are desperate to hire. All over Europe, the small ads that flourish in restaurant windows are turning yellow for lack of interested candidates - to the great annoyance of bosses. But the complaints go far beyond the hotel and restaurant sector.
Italian regions take the European record for NEETs
Which regions have the highest percentage of young people who are not working, not attending any school, nor engaged in any internship or apprenticeship? Eurostat data leaves no doubt: the regions with the highest proportion of NEETs in Europe are in Italy, particularly in the south.