Serbs want an average salary of 760 euros

Survey: Serbs want an average salary of 760 EUR

The survey Jobs Infostud on the situation on the Serbian labor market showed that the citizens of Serbia expect an average salary of 760 euros.

17 percent of the respondents stated the amounts of less than 500 euros, and 33 percent the amounts of 500-799 euros. 23 percent of candidates expect over 1,000 euros, and among them, 3 percent over 2,000 euros.

Let us remind you, according to the latest official data from October, the average salary in Serbia is 547 euros, while the desired salary is on average about 210 euros higher than the current situation.

Women have lower expectations

According to the announcement of Infostud, there has been no change this year either, where women still have lower expectations than men, so male respondents expect around 890 euros on average, while women expect almost 200 euros less, around 700 euros.

Good interpersonal relations are still the most important factor for the selection of a future employer in Serbia, and the respondents pointed out that the list of the most important factors when choosing an employer is the possibility of learning and advancement, working hours, but also job security.

Earnings are mostly emphasized by employees, the possibility of advancement by those who are studying, while job security is emphasized by those who are currently unemployed.

With knowledge and motivation to work

Most respondents from Serbia believe that the two most important aspects of getting a job are the knowledge and skills that the candidate has (29 percent), and motivation and willingness to work (24 percent). Also as important factors, respondents from our country state work experience (17 percent), and 10 percent good contacts and acquaintances.

Party affiliation is somewhat more important in Serbia than in the region, while the recommendations of influential people in the profession are valued more in the region than in our country.

Knowledge and skills are more important to employees and those who are educated than to the unemployed. “Schoolchildren” largely state the motivation and will for employment, as well as formal education. Contacts are more important to employees, while happiness is stated by the unemployed more than anyone.

Almost a third of respondents are afraid of losing their jobs

Plans to change jobs have not changed this year either, so 68.5 percent of employed candidates are considering changing jobs at some point, and 21 percent would do so only if forced.

The majority of currently employed respondents stated that they are generally not afraid that they could lose their jobs in the next year. 28 percent do not think about losing their job, while 30 percent say they are afraid that they will lose their job in the next year.

Compared to the region, the fear of losing a job is somewhat more pronounced in Serbia – 30 percent compared to 26 percent in the region.

Most workers returned to their jobs

The pandemic made it possible to work from home, in the past almost 2 years we have witnessed how most of the employees, whose jobs made it possible, worked from home. Now, a year and a half later, workers are increasingly returning to work. For as many as 60 percent of employees, the workplace does not allow work from home.

Half of those who can work from home do so, in full or in part, while the other half go to work and do it from work.

Bad reputation of domestic companies

Foreign private companies are still the favorite type of employer in Serbia. 35 percent of respondents would like to work in a foreign-owned company, 28 percent would work for themselves or have their own company, 23 percent in state-owned companies, while private domestic ownership is not so attractive.

The unemployed are looking for any job

Most unemployed candidates are ready to accept a job regardless of whether they have been educated in that field or not. It is interesting that as many as 11 percent of the respondents are consciously looking for a job that is not in the profession for which they were preparing.

As far as young people are concerned, the dominant attitude among them is that it takes only a few months to find a job, 1-3 states 38 percent of candidates in school, or 3-6 months 19 percent of candidates. Over 15% of younger respondents are not so optimistic and believe that it will take them more than a year to get their first job.

They seem to be the best way for young interns to gain work experience, given that as many as 66 percent of them cite it as a desirable option. The following is part-time work, which was also positively seen by the majority of respondents.

The survey involved 4,706 respondents from Serbia who were divided into three groups: unemployed (52 percent), employed (41 percent) and those still in school (seven percent).

Source: BIZLife

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