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Employees in Hamburg wish to gain more expert knowledge

Motivation to change highest at end of year - vast differences across German states

The end of year is nigh and many people have already made New Year’s resolutions in relation to work. Some 71 per cent of employees in Hamburg wish to deepen their expert knowledge compared to only 29 per cent in the state of Bremen. Employees in Hamburg have a more relaxed attitude to work and are thus halfway between Berlin with 30 per cent and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania with 72 per cent, according to a survey of 2,000 employees across Germany conducted by TNS Emnid on behalf of Adecco, the latter company said Friday (December 23rd).

Higher salaries a priority for 43 per cent of people in Hamburg

The turn of year is highly motivating and the desire for change is highest then. Some 65 per cent of employees wish to deepen their expert knowledge, 40 per cent want higher salaries, 23 per cent seek promotions, 48 per cent wish to adopt a more relaxed attitude to work while 40 per cent wish to place greater emphasis on their private lives in 2017. Around 90 per cent of employees have made resolutions for 2017.

Yet, a comparison of German states revealed vast differences. Some 64 per cent of interviewees in Schleswig-Holstein said they wish to request higher salaries in 2017 compared to only 12 per cent of people in Bremen and 43 per cent in Hamburg.

Attitude to work

Around 71 per cent of people in Hamburg prioritise greater expert skills and knowledge compared to 78 per cent of employees in Berlin, 40 per cent in Brandenburg and only 29 per cent in Bremen. Some 72 per cent of employees in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania wanted to adopt a more relaxed attitude to work compared to only 22 per cent in Bremen which ranked lowest in this respect.

Hamburg ranks third for promotion

Around 36 per cent of employees in Schleswig-Holstein and 27 per cent in Hamburg over a mere 6 per cent in Thuringia and 3 per cent in Bremen wish to be promoted next year. Hamburg ranked third across Germany in this respect. Vast differences emerged in reference to private lives: Mecklenburg-West Pomerania led all German states with 61 per cent over 25 per cent in Brandenburg and 35 per cent and Hamburg.

Around 2,017 employees were interviewed between November 19 and December 8, 2016 across Germany for the survey. The interviewees had a choice of answers and multiple answers were permitted.
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Sources and information:
www.adecco.de

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