Employees favour contract roles over permanent positions, survey reveals

Tensor time and attendance systems for absence monitoring

Over 50 percent of European professionals would gladly leave their current permanent positions for temporary ones that are closer to what they consider to be an “ideal” job, a recent survey by recruitment specialists Robert Walters has been able to reveal.

The poll of almost 6,700 employees also revealed that, of the 59 per cent of professionals across Europe who would be willing to leave secure employment, a quarter said the contract length of the proposed job would not deter them from taking it. Although 32 per cent said they would only accept it if the contract was for a year or more.

Further findings in the recruiter’s report, European Employee Insights 2015, show that professionals’ confidence remains relatively strong despite difficult economic circumstances. A majority of respondents, 82 per cent, said they had confidence in their sector, 67 per cent said they had confidence in their company and 81 per cent expressed confidence about their career.

Suzanne Feeney, asssociate director at Robert Walters Ireland, said: “These results are indicative of an upturn in confidence amongst job seekers throughout Europe. During the recession, people were hesitant to even move to another permanent position for fear of making the wrong choice.”

“The idea of moving from a permanent contract of employment to a temporary/contract one was practically unheard of and the majority of jobseekers would not have even considered it. This is a clear sign that confidence has returned amongst job seekers and we are witnessing increased movement across markets as a result.”

Time and attendance software can help employers better manage temporary employees

Monitoring the employees’ working hours, especially when they’re hired on temporary contracts, can prove to be difficult at times, but Tensor plc’s comprehensive WinTA Enterprise.NET suite will make everything a lot easier, while also enabling companies to actually save money, by making their HR departments a lot more efficient.

WinTA Enterprise.NET is a complete smart card time and attendance system including European Working Time Directive checking and reporting, providing total control over working rules, Access Control, Job Costing and System Security.

Our advanced time and attendance solution can hold details for up to 2000 employees, including a photograph of each person, and allows the operators to easily search for the details of a particular employee, including their annualized hours. Furthermore, the WinTA Enterprise.NET will store information on up to 1000 production or department jobs, with employees booking time against these jobs via their smart cards or key fobs.

Additional very important features worth mentioning include the payroll and absence summary functions, shift swapping support, shift premiums, secondary pay bands support and auto clockout, meaning that employees will be automatically clocked out at a specific time.

If you want to find out more about Tensor’s WinTA Enterprise.NET suite, our dedicated team is ready to answer all of your questions.

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