France—Mind the Gap—Employee Perspectives
by Shanyuan Foo & Ariane Ollier-Malaterre
May 2010—Older employees in France appear to have a greater sense of job security compared to all other age groups.
- Older workers reported being more able to decide when to take holidays (35.3%) or days off (35.7%) than workers in other age groups.
- More older workers reported having enough time to get their job done (54.8%) than middle aged employees (43.0%) and younger employees (45.3%).
However, older workers face more difficulties in getting support and help at work from fellow colleagues. In addition:
- Nearly 60% of older employees disagreed that their jobs offered them good career prospects.
- Older employees were most likely to strongly disagree that their jobs provide them with learning and growth opportunities (21.9%).