80pc of Belgian workers happy at workplace

8th February 2006, Comments 0 comments

8 February 2006, BRUSSELS — Almost eight of 10 Belgians are happy at work and seven out of 10 are satisfied with the company they work for, a survey revealed on Wednesday.

8 February 2006

BRUSSELS — Almost eight of 10 Belgians are happy at work and seven out of 10 are satisfied with the company they work for, a survey revealed on Wednesday.

The research also indicated Wallonian workers were more satisfied about their jobs than Flemish or Brussels employees.

Payroll firm Securex questioned 1,667 people in the survey and said almost 79 percent of respondents felt good at work.

Securex also said 71 percent was "fairly" to "completely" satisfied and 70 percent felt part of their company. Some 83 percent said they were satisfied with their job.
 
More than 85 percent of respondents said they see work as a way of meeting of people and eight out of 10 has a good relationship with colleagues.

Moreover, seven out of 10 workers feel supported by their bosses, but just 34 percent have a friendly relationship with them.

The study also indicated there was little difference between men and women, but that there was a large generation gap.

For workers aged under 30, some 66 percent feel involved in their company compared with 72 percent of those aged 30 or older.

There are also geographic differences: in Wallonia, some 81 percent are happy at work compared with 78 percent of Flemish workers and 75 percent of people in Brussels.

Job satisfaction in Wallonia (87 percent) is higher than in Flanders and Brussels (81 percent). Workers in Wallonia also feel more of a part of their company than colleagues in Flanders and Brussels.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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