“Despite the troubling economic context, the French are ready to accept more flexibility in their employment contract and their way of working… provided that this flexibility benefits everyone”Explain Gaël Sliman, co-founder and president of Odoxa.
75% of the French are ready to work more to earn more and 84% of employees are ready to replace colleagues or work in other teams in exchange for benefits and higher pay!
Overall, it should be noted that 76% of workers are satisfied with their work, a share that has risen sharply since Covid, with an increase of 4 points since November 2018. 78% of workers consider their job interesting and 65% even believe it brings them “personal fulfillment”.
A sense of concern in the current economic context
On the other hand, more than one in five working people do not consider their job to be stable, interesting or reassuring. Many state that they experience major professional limitations. If these seem manageable one by one, the accumulation of restrictions is more difficult for the 31% of workers who have to work both weekends and nights, or in a shared way. Worse, more than one in four workers (27%) believe their jobs are “unsafe”. Thus, 48% feel more worried about their job than 6 months ago.
In this context, CDI is the most popular type of employment contract for two-thirds of workers. Nevertheless, almost every other working person would be ready to accept a fixed-term or temporary job if they were looking for a new position and if it were the only type of contract they were offered. The French are thus today much more open to short contracts than before in case of necessity.
More flexible employees and new expectations
Contrary to popular belief, two-thirds of French respondents associate the word “flexibility” with something positive. Both public and private, they believe that the last-minute absence of an employee at a company constitutes an important or even very important problem.
To circumvent this pitfall, the fact of having applications that allow companies to find an employee in the event of last-minute absence is a solution considered useful by 86% of French respondents.
It is to meet these expectations and these challenges that Andjaro continues to optimize its SaaS solution for managing one-time replacements, whose mission is to support large organizations in the digitization and simplification of their replacement process.
Between control with purchasing power, flexibility and autonomy, workers clearly show the desire and need for the development of digital solutions to adapt to new expectations and work organizations.
“In addition to highlighting the most important facts about the working habits of the French people, the results of the barometer reveal above all the flexibility expected of employees. It is up to employers and HR teams to ask themselves the right questions today: Is flexibility in your company little or perceived as a limitation of your employees? Have you implemented a policy to create this win-win relationship with your employees? It is up to the organization to implement this flexibility while respecting employees and leveraging technology to to help them do that.”ends Quentin Guilluy, co-founder and CEO of Andjaro.
Experience the detailed results of Odoxa barometer for Andjaro: “Work transformation, precariousness and flexibility: what the French think about it”