Tag Archives: Working conditions

Living and working in Europe 2017

Living and working in Europe, Eurofound’s 2017 yearbook, provides a snapshot of the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans as recounted in the Agency’s research activities over the course of 2017. As economies recover, Eurofound reported on the positive trends in employment, with rising numbers in work and a continued expansion of …
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Automation, Digitalisation and Platforms: Implications for Work and Employment

The onset of the digital revolution has resulted in technological advances that are constantly evolving. A key element of concern to policymakers is the impact that these changes will have on the world of work and employment. This report reviews the history of the digital revolution to date, placing it in the context of other …
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Working Conditions of Workers of Different Ages

Eurofound has recently published the Working conditions of workers of different ages report. Demographic change is changing the face of working life across the EU. The increased demand on a shrinking pool of workers to provide for the social needs of an ageing population is leading to increases in the employment rate of older workers …
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Living and working in Europe 2016

2016 was a landmark year for Europe, both politically and economically. Eurofound’s 2016 yearbook shows the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans, describing trends and transitions in the areas of employment and jobs, workplace practices, working life and quality of life. It also reflects back over Eurofound’s contribution to the policy debate …
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Working Anytime, Anywhere: The Effects on the World of Work

New information and communications technologies have revolutionised work and life in the 21st century. The constant connectivity enabled by these devices allows work to be performed at any time and from almost anywhere. This joint report by the ILO and Eurofound synthesises the findings of national studies from 15 countries, plus the European Working Conditions …
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New forms of employment: Developing the potential of strategic employee sharing

Eurofound has just published the report “New forms of employment: Developing the potential of strategic employee sharing.” Although standard employment is still dominant in European labour markets, an increasing range of new employment forms is emerging that differ in their implications for working conditions. This study explores strategic employee sharing, an employment form for companies that have …
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Sixth European Working Conditions Survey

Eurofound has just published the “Sixth European Working Conditions Survey.” The findings from the EWCS draw attention to the range and scope of actions that policy actors could develop to address the challenges facing Europe today. The analysis explores the findings using seven indices of job quality – physical environment, work intensity, working time quality, …
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Third European Company Survey – Workplace Innovation in European Companies

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) has published his Third European Company Survey: Workplace innovation in European companies. Workplace innovation (WPI) refers to practices that enable employees to participate in organisational change in such a way as to improve the quality of their working life and organisational performance. This …
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Sustainable Work over the Life Course

Eurofound has just published the report “Sustainable work over the life course: Concept paper.” The study focuses on the population ageing and on the ability of states to finance welfare states and social protection systems in the future. According to the report a viable solution is to increase employment rates and to lengthen working life. …
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Women, Men and Working Conditions in Europe

Eurofound has just published the report “Women, men and working conditions in Europe.” The study explores gender differences across several dimensions of working conditions, examining relevant country differences, analyzing the different occupational groups of both men and women, and comparing the public and private sectors. It also looks at the impact of the crisis on …
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