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Randstad releases Workmonitor Mobility Index for Q1 2019

Randstad in March 2019 released the first quarter 2019 edition of its Workmonitor report [1].

Workmonitor’s Mobility Index, which tracks employee confidence and captures the likelihood of an employee changing jobs within the next six months, provides a comprehensive understanding of sentiments and trends in the job market. Besides mobility, the survey addresses employee satisfaction and personal motivation as well as a rotating set of themed questions.

The report for Q1 2019 indicates two trends related to global mobility:

The global mobility index remained flat compared to last quarter

Respondents answered the two-part question: ‘Do you think you will be doing the same or comparable work for a different employer within the next 6 months?’ and ‘Do you think you will be doing different work for a different employer within the next 6 months?’ Their answers show that over the last year,

Actual job change shows up trend

In answer to the question: ‘Have you changed jobs in the past six months? If you have started working in your first job during the past six months, this is not a change of employment[sic]/employer; please fill in ‘no’.’, the answers show:

The Randstad Workmonitor was launched in the Netherlands in 2003, then in Germany, and covers 34 countries around the world. The study encompasses Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. The Randstad Workmonitor is published four times a year, making both local and global trends in mobility visible over time.

The Workmonitor study is conducted online among employees aged 18-65, working a minimum of 24 hours a week in a paid job (not self-employed). The first survey of 2019 was conducted from January 30 until February 15 in 34 countries throughout Europe, North and South America, and the Asia-Pacific region. The minimum sample size is 400 interviews per country.