High definition research into employee attitudes


Our European survey went global. Volume One* captures a snapshot of employee opinion before the pandemic hit. From October 2019 –January 2020, ADP Research Institute surveyed 32,442 workers in 17 countries across four continents, gaining invaluable insight into notable trends in an economic landscape already reshaped by rapid change.


Ageing workforce

With Baby Boomers reaching retirement age what was the view on bridging shortfalls?


Gig work or full-time

Who was benefitting from unprecedented flexibility around employee rights and security?


Mismatched skillsets

What effect did macro workplace have on placing skillsets and organisational progress?


Pay problems

Were employees paid on time and what repercussion did late payments have on businesses?

What Switzerland’s workforce said

Find out what employees in your country felt about loyalty, flexible working and pay conditions. Discover their hopes for the future and how payroll and HR could help turn them into reality.

  • 70% of 18 to 24-year-olds in Switzerland felt stressed at least once per week
  • Switzerland’s employees worked an average 5.5 hours per week for free

Overall, the world view was optimistic

More than nine in ten employees (92%) were optimistic about the next five years. Will there be a seismic shift in Volume Two?*


North America




South America




*Workforce View 2020 Two: Post Covid-19 is currently being compiled.


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