Job Confidence Index 2020

Inside the Minds of Life Sciences Professionals

In this complex social and economic climate, it can be hard to understand how current and prospective employees are feeling and thinking. Thanks to our expansive network, we are able to gauge the sentiment and aspirations of the life sciences workforce in Europe.

The EPM Scientific Job Confidence Index 2020 is a new annual report that aims to measures confidence in the life sciences labour market in Europe. The index reports on professionals’ confidence in the economy, getting or holding a job, their compensation and bonus, and whether the normal push-and-pull factors in employment have changed.

As an employer or hiring manager, this information gives you the power to attract, motivate and retain talent in a time of crisis. As a professional within life sciences, you will get a peek inside the mind of your peers across Europe.

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  • Key Findings

  • Up and up:
  • 1 in 5 respondents (42%) feel positive or very positive about the current job market.

  • Locked in:
  • 59% are confident they will keep their jobs over the next six months.

  • Staying put:
  • Half of respondents (49%) are likely to stay with their current employer.

  • Feeling good:
  • Half of respondents (52%) are satisfied with their current job.

  • Money holds less currency:
  • The majority would move jobs to advance their career (66%) or take on a new challenge (57%) rather than pursue a higher salary (49%).