2015 Edenred-Ipsos Barometer

Edenred found out: Finnish employees are more satisfied than other Europeans with their quality of life at work.

Compared to other European employees, Finnish employees are the most satisfied with their quality of life at work place. Most of the Finnish respondents were also happy with the employee benefits of their work place. The results are part of the Edenred Ipsos-Barometer research about employee well-being and motivation in Europe. The research was conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Edenred in 2015 and was answered by over 13 000 European employees.

The Finnish employees were most positive with their estimations about the quality of life at work compared to other European employees. After the Finnsh, the next most satisfied with their quality of life were the Dutch, the Germans and the Belgians. In addition, the Finns have a good motivation at work.

According to the results of the Barometer, the Finns’ motivation at work is higher than the European average. Good motivation contributes to well-being at work, which is something that should be maintained and supported at workplace, says Edenred Finland’s Managing Director Markus Mustelin.

The majority of the Finnish respondents are also satisfied with the employee benefits that they receive at work. Employee benefits are considered useful. The Finnish majority (72 %) feels that the employee benefits improve their daily life and influence positively also on the quality of life at work (67 %).

When choosing a new job, the most important factor for the Finns is work atmosphere. Also the balance between private and work life, management style and flexibility of work time were at the top of the choice criteria. Employee benefits were the fifth popular factor at job search.

The results show that the Finnish respondents consider employee benefits more important than for example possibilities for career promotion and part-time work. Employee benefits are significant also when thinking of extending careers, because they support employees’ daily good choices regarding exercising, culture and nutrition, says Mustelin.

The research done by Ipsos on behalf of Edenred was conducted in 14 European countries. In addition to the countries which have taken part in the research during the past years – France, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Sweden – there were also new countries (Poland, Romania, Turkey, Austria, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Finland) participating with a sample large enough for the research. In total there were 13 600 employees who answered to the web survey in the beginning of 2015.

In research there was a statistically significant sample of 800 Finnish employees. All respondents are at least 18 years old and among them are all employees except for artisans, small entrepreneurs, freelancers, farmers and agricultural producers.


Barometer results in a nutshell:

  • After the Finnish employees (average 7.2, scale 1-10), the most satisfied with their quality of life at work are the Dutch (average 7.1), the Germans (average 7) and the Belgians (average 6.9).
  • The Finnish employees also give relatively the most (53 %) best grades (grades 8–10) for their quality of life at work.
  • 90 % of the Finnish respondents are happy either often or from time to time. The happiest at work are the Dutch employees of whom 97 % say that they are happy often or from time to time.
  • When choosing a new job, the most popular factor for Finnish employees is work atmosphere (95 %). Also the balance between private and work life (90 %), management style (89 %) and flexibility of work time (87 %) are important criteria. The fifth most important factor is employee benefits: 75 % of respondents considered them important when choosing a new job.
  • 82 % of lunch voucher users, 79 % of commuter benefit users, 78 % of recreational benefit users and 75 % of lunch voucher card users are satisfied with their benefits.

Further information:
Markus Mustelin
Managing Director
Edenred Finland Oy
+358 40 517 5037



Edenred Finland                       
Edenred is the world’s leading prepaid corporate services provider, which designs and manages solutions that improve employee well-being and efficiency of organizations. Edenred is the international leader in employee benefits. Listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, Edenred operates in 42 countries, with more than 6,000 employees, nearly 660,000 companies and public sector customers, 1.4 million affiliated merchants and 41 million beneficiaries. In 2014, total issue volume amounted to €17.7 billion, of which 60% was generated in emerging markets. In Finland Edenred’s selection consists of Ticket Duo®, Ticket Lounas®, Ticket Mind&Body®, Ticket Transport®, Lounasseteli™, Virikeseteli® and Delicard. Edenred has operated in Finland since 2005. In Finland Edenred’s employee benefit cards and vouchers are accepted in over 11 000 restaurants and over 5 200 recreational places as part of their network, including R-kioski, where you can buy tickets for events. www.edenred.fi.


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