Employees in Finland are contacted most in matters concerning work outside working hours. On the other hand, Finns generally read their work email on holiday, even if they are not required to do so.
Wage and salary earners aged over 55 are nowadays more educated and in better condition, appreciate gainful employment as an important area of life considerably more often and are prepared to continue in working life for clearly longer than their peers at the turn of the millennium, reports the 2018 Quality of Work Life Survey.
More than every tenth wage and salary earner aged over 50 feels that the aim is to get rid of aged wage and salary earners at the workplace. The experience is most common at workplaces where the personnel has been reduced in recent years anyway.
The different industrial structure and labour market structures in European countries, as well as the pace of digitalisation, influence how large a share of the population having kept their jobs are able to do remote work in general.
Every tenth of all those engaged in customer work feel that virtual connections have replaced previous face-to-face interaction. As digital tools become more commonplace, it is assumed that virtual interaction will increase in the future. As the coronavirus epidemic is raging, the development may accelerate.
Views of digital skills have an effect on the wishes of employees aged 50 or over to continue longer in working life. According to the recently published Quality of Work Life Survey, for those afraid of falling from the pace the desire to postpone retiring due to the increase in pensions is lower than average.
Statistics Finland's Quality of Work Life Survey tells the story of “millennialisation” since long ago. Young people throughout the Quality of Work Life Surveys have led the way in appreciating the content of work – at the same time valuing the content of work more than pay has become more common for people of all ages in the long term.