Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Money is the most important factor for happiness at work for more than one in two Belgians, a new study shows.
Of 2,000 working Belgians surveyed by human resources company Acerta, 53% indicated a good salary as being key.
Money came in ahead of a good work-life balance (39%) and job security (35%).
“It is logical that, in times of crisis, workers return to security, and basic needs such as pay are once again a priority concern,” Acerta explained.
The survey was taken in September, at a time “unmistakably marked” by Covid-19, the company said, stating that “there is no doubt that the answers received a corona signature,” meaning the crisis influenced employees’ responses.
At the same time, while pay is important to more than half of the workers interviewed, nearly six in ten (57%) don’t know how their salary is calculated or argue that there’s a lack of transparency on their company’s paying policy.
Finally, the vast majority of employees surveyed (84%) want their pay to be flexible, in the form of a budget that allows them to make their own choices about pay and possible benefits.
The Brussels Times