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Employee Experience in Poland

Employee Experience in Poland

The Global Employee Experience Report allows you to access workplace culture, employee engagement, employee happiness, and employee wellness in Poland. These four main indexes compose the overall Employee Experience Score that sets the ground rules for the future of work.

Bases of Employee Engagement

Interaction among employees and communication is generally high in Poland. Trust in managers is high. Managers regularly share any decisions or important developments concerning the company with their employees. Thus, employees become aware of their own contributions, and their sense of trust increases, so the employee loyalty.

At the same time, employee retention is high; the tendency of employees to search for a new job is usually low. Employees establish emotional bonds with their companies and are highly committed to their workplaces. In addition, they are generally high to recommend their work environment to their friends and family so that high eNPS are usually seen in Polish companies.

Working hours can be high in the private sector. In these situations, it is difficult to achieve a work-life balance. They are not strict about working hours, so they can hold phone calls outside of working hours.

Internal Communication and Employee Feedback Structure

Due to the hierarchical structure in Poland, communication between managers and employees is usually formal. While internal communication between employees is not as rigid, it is important to stick to titles, job protocol, and company values.

In Polish company culture, there is a perception that in order to be able to do certain things and have a say, one must be in a high position. Considering the hierarchical structure, top managers can be considered more experienced and knowledgeable than subordinates. In business meetings, superiors are usually expected to speak. In business meetings with your Polish partners, getting the opinion of the employees before learning about the decisions made by the managers can lead to smiles.

Pillars of Workplace Culture 

In Poland, there is a difference between working hours in public institutions and in the private sector. Working practices in government institutions are not different from traditional working hours and expectations. There may be long hours in the private sector, especially for those working in large multinational companies. This, in turn, can affect the work-life balance of employees and burnout rates.

Employees in Poland can work full-time in multiple jobs. There are laws that protect workers and provide various rights. All employers must comply with the laws in regulations such as health and safety, discrimination, minimum wage levels, equal opportunity.

A sense of trust is important in business deals and internal communications in Poland. Being result-oriented without giving importance to business processes and details in business meetings can damage the sense of trust. Partners want to trust each other in all areas.

In business meetings, personal life is not discussed at the beginning stage. A more formal language of communication dominates.

Learning & Development of Future Talents 

In 2019, 43% of 25-34 year-olds had a tertiary degree in Poland. The percentage of 25-64 year-olds who attained a bachelor's or equivalent tertiary education degree is 7.1% (2019). The proportion of 25-64 year-olds who attained a doctoral or equivalent tertiary education degree is 0.6% (2019).

Performance & Productivity GDP per Hour Worked:  117.7 (2019)

Part-time Employment Rate: 25,66%

Average Wages: 1600 EUR

Employee Turnover Rate: 13%  

Minimum Wages: 610 EUR

Unemployment Rate: Total 6,28%

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