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Work-life balance: Germany only ranks fourth in Europe - what we can learn from the winners

Flexible working hours, home office and remote work: With the normalization of new forms of work - driven by the corona pandemic - a good work-life balance is more important than ever. Or to put it another way: the work-life balance is becoming increasingly important for employees. But where does Germany stand in comparison to other countries? The company Remote conducted a Europe-wide analysis to find out which European countries offer the best work-life balance. To do this, the company collected and evaluated the data on seven factors that influence work-life balance: • Statutory annual leave (consists of paid vacation days and statutory holidays) • Statutory minimum sick pay (as a percentage or wage of the lump sum) • Statutory maternity leave (number of paid weeks) • Rate of statutory maternity leave pay (as a percentage of wages) • Minimum wage • Healthcare system • Happiness Index (on a scale from one to ten)

digital competitiveness

Switzerland has reached fifth place in the “IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking” by the Institute for Management Development (IMD). This is one rank higher than in 2021 and shows the country's g

too few women in MINT professions

The Eastern Swiss University of Applied Sciences is conducting a research project to address the problem of the low proportion of women in technical professions. Women are less likely to choose techni


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