The most important criteria for employees when choosing a new job is clearly a better salary compared to what they currently earn. More money and financial benefits are the deciding factors for 63 per cent of employees when choosing between different jobs. A higher salary is the key criterion in up to three quarters of all cases involving those feeling underpaid. An attractive job description is the second most important factor considered when making a career change decision. More engaging work is a strong motivating factor for change for those who are satisfied with their current salary. This is associated with the third strongest criterion, an inspiring and stimulating environment, where an employee can make the most of their knowledge and skills.

Every other employee in the Baltics and Central Europe considers their income to be inadequate with regard to job position. The highest rate of salary dissatisfaction was expressed by employees in Slovenia and Lithuania, where six out of ten employees consider their salary to be inadequate. The lowest rate of salary dissatisfaction was by employees in Finland, where only four out of ten employees feel underpaid. This is the result of the current international Paylab survey.

Employees who feel underpaid are much more likely to look for a new, better-paid job as the most viable/acceptable way to increase their income. This option is favoured by 65%, i.e. the majority, of employees who regard their income as inadequate with regard to their job position. This is the result of the current international Paylab survey.

How many employees receive a 13th salary (Christmas bonus) and year-end bonuses? What is their average amount? Paylab took a detailed look at the standards and conventions in individual European countries where this international salary portal maintains a strong network of local salary portals.

Information technology employees monitor their salaries the most intensively. A total of 33,587 IT employees in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary compared their salaries using an anonymous online service over the past 12 months, the most salary questionnaires among all industries. Analysis was conducted using the three largest salary portals, Platy.sk, Platy.cz and Fizetesek.hu, which all use identical data collection methodology. All three portals are celebrating their 10th anniversaries this year and are among the largest information databases on salaries and benefits in the Central Europe region.

Recommend an employee and we’ll reward you. Companies do not underestimate the strength of their employees’ social contacts. Just the opposite, they’ve begun to reward them if they help bring new and skilled help into the firm. The international salary portal Paylab.com, which continuously monitors employee benefits, determined the prevalence of referral benefits in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

How do employees view present-day leaders? What kind of relationship do they have with their direct superiors? The Paylab.com salary portal completed an international employee survey on the characteristics that contemporary managers lack the most. The survey is part of PAYLAB COMPENSATION MONITOR which observes on regular basis trends related to remuneration. We asked employees in 11 countries across Europe to evaluate their direct supervisor. The portal also examined how their relationship with their boss influenced their salaries.

Discussions about Brexit are intesifying and nobody exactly knows what it brings on the table of common citizens. Will Brexit influence positively the rest of the EU?

The population is ageing and the average age at our workplaces will continue to rise. Have you considered what you are going to do professionally after you turn 50? Are you going to remain loyal to your current job? What should you start thinking about now? How will the workplace look in the future, for instance in 2050?

Is it common to talk about our pay in private? Most employees agree that salary details are a private matter and a very sensitive topic of discussion. Despite this, nearly three-quarters of respondents would want to know how much their work colleagues earn. The same applies to employees at all levels of management. And that's not all. Up to 62 per cent of people would also like to know how much their acquaintances, neighbours, friends and other people they meet on a regular basis earn.Up to 6 out of 10 people converse with their close friends about their salaries. This was the result of a survey conducted by the international salary portal Paylab.com, which determined people's attitudes towards their pay.

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Nov.
IT employees monitor their salaries the most intensively in Central Europe

Information technology employees monitor their salaries the most intensively. A total of 33,587 IT employees in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary compared their salaries using an anonymous online service over the past 12 months, the most salary questionnaires among all industries. Analysis was conducted using the three largest salary portals, Platy.sk, Platy.cz and Fizetesek.hu, which all use identical data collection methodology. All three portals are celebrating their 10th anniversaries this year and are among the largest information databases on salaries and benefits in the Central Europe region.

17
Jan.
Paylab Launches Salary Comparator Mobile App

Paylab, an international salary portal, launched the Paylab Salary Checker - a mobile app allowing users to compare salaries. The app is free and available for download at the Google Play Store. The app allows you to be constantly fed information about salary developments for a particular position in a specific country. All work has its value, hence you should have constantly updated information about your value on the labour market.

18
Apr.
What Are the Major Stress Factors Causing Employees to Lose Sleep?

Workplace stress has an influence on sleep. People who are stressed sleep less. The Stress in the Workplace Study, conducted by the international Paylab.com portal, shows that employees who regularly sleep 6 hours or less during the work week are more likely to complain about stress at work. They suffer from an onslaught of duties and responsibilities, low salary, overtime work, and a lack of free time and rest. The survey was conducted at the start of 2017 and involved a sample of 58,508 employees in 11 European countries. The survey is part of PAYLAB COMPENSATION MONITOR which observes on regular basis trends related to remuneration.