06 September 2012
Promoting an improved quality of life at work relies on companies agreeing to a shared and multi-disciplinary approach in such areas as the prevention of psychosocial risks, workers’ well-being and stress at work. The definition of stress at work in this case is ‘an imbalance between what employees perceive they have to do and the resources they have to do it’.
16 May 2012
The survey (in French, 155Kb PDF) , /Handicap et santé auprès des ménages/ (HSM) [Disability and health in households], carried out by the Ministry of Employment’s Office for Research, Studies and Statistics (Dares ) in 2008 investigated the employment situation of people with an official recognition of their disability.  http://www.travail-emploi-sante.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/2011-040.pdf  http://www.travail-emploi-sante.gouv.fr/etudes-recherche-statistiques-de,76
18 December 2011
The ageing population and the consequent increase in the share of older workers in the workforce have raised concerns among both policy makers and social partners across Europe. In France, the employment rate of older workers is still below the EU average, although it has increased slightly in the last decade. The ‘Survey of the management of employees aged 50 and older’ (EGS50+) finds that while explicit ‘age management’ in French workplaces is now more common and employers’ views about older workers has improved, perceptions of workers who are over the age of 50 are still ambivalent.
12 December 2011
Interns represent an affordable labour force for companies, providing employers with a cheap supply of highly qualified graduates. For the young people concerned, internships are indispensable in their transition to the higher end of the labour market. Regulating this arrangement in order to reduce potential abuse is difficult as there is a risk that internship opportunities for students could be curtailed.
31 October 2011
The study, /Changements organisationnels et l’informatisation/ (COI) [Organisational change and computerisation], carried out by DARES  and the Centre for Employment Studies  in 2006–2007, explored differences in perceptions of work and work atmosphere between women and men. The study’s findings (in French, 160Kb PDF)  are discussed in a short report published by DARES in December 2010.  http://www.travail-emploi-sante.gouv.fr/etudes-recherche-statistiques-de,76/  http://www.cee-recherche.fr/  http://www.emploi.gouv.fr/_pdf/dares2010_082.pdf
14 July 2011
The fact that postgraduates in France with a doctoral thesis (PhD) in health face a 2% unemployment rate compared with a rate of 31% among young people without any higher-level qualification illustrates the extent to which a diploma can provide protection from unemployment. Between these two extremes, however, the professional position of young people is not automatically better with higher qualifications.
01 May 2011
In 2007, an additional section on ‘Health, Disability and Work’ was added to the Continuous Employment Survey carried out by the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE ). A recent paper (in French, 1.47Mb PDF)  by the Agency for Research, Studies and Statistics (DARES) of the Ministry of Work, Employment and Health  summarises the main findings of this additional survey section.  http://www.insee.fr  http://www.travail-emploi-sante.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/2010-080-2.pdf  http://www.travail-emploi-sante.gouv.fr/
20 January 2011
A recent paper (in French, 166Kb PDF)  by Oliver Marchand of the Demographic and Social Statistics Directorate of the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee ) examined trends in the workforce and employment structure in France between 1962 and 2007. Highlights of his findings are discussed below.  http://www.insee.fr/fr/ffc/ipweb/ip1312/ip1312.pdf  http://www.insee.fr/en/default.asp
14 March 2010
This background paper by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) investigates the different forms of wage indexation that can be found across Europe. It presents the main characteristics of wage indexation, and looks at the legislation and levels of bargaining to this end, as well as the views and positions of the social partners and the role of the state.
18 January 2010
Spain took over the European Union’s six-month Presidency from Sweden on 1 January 2010. This report aims to present an overview of the Spanish labour market and industrial relations system, mainly using research findings from the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound).