Part-time and full-time employees in Luxembourg and in Europe

As the recent study by Deloitte on the future of work states: “People remain the most critical asset of most organizations” but “are increasingly in the shadow of machines and in a maze of technologies. Individuals are still bound by hours in the day and their mental ability to process information. Work (done by computers and people) must be coordinated to create maximum value.”

As people remain the most important asset within organizations, it is clearly of interest to attract and retain the best talent within companies. However, the factors that individuals consider as being attractive in an organization have been changing over time. One of the factors which have grown in importance over the last couple of years is Flexibility of Working Time, Tasks and Location. As our focus group end of December has shown Flexibility of Working Time, Tasks and Location is the second most important factor when it comes to defining the perfect workplace.

It is thus of interest to understand the status quo of part time working in Luxembourg and compare the figures to the EU28 standard. The measure and progression of part time working will be able to provide an interesting proxy for the evolving nature of the organizational structures in Luxembourg.

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