Only 14 percent of employees in Slovakia are "highly engaged" and loyal to their employers, according to a poll carried out by GfK polling agency, which that classified Slovakia as a country with a low "labour engagement" rate, the TASR newswire reported.
According to the study, only 9 percent of employees in the 19-29 age group are "highly engaged". The same rate was observed in Slovak employees in their 30s.
Almost one-quarter of the respondents stated that the economic crisis had forced them into accepting work that does not give them any job satisfaction, TASR newswire wrote. Another 27 percent of young Slovaks had decided to change their career direction because of their economic situation. In addition, 34 percent of Slovaks are willing to move abroad for work.
Overall, the survey found that one-half of young employees are actively looking for a different job or are planning to do so within the next six months.
One-half of young Slovaks also complained about a high level of stress at work, which was 11 percentage points above the global average. The figure is around the same for all age groups. Lack of balance between working and private life worried 38 percent of the young employees, while 28 percent felt that a high level of stress at work will have a negative effect on their health.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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31. May 2011 at 10:00