Increased importance to work/life balance


Belgian professionals who work on a temporary basis increasingly seek a good work/life balance.

According to a recent Walters People survey, the majority of people are willing to accept a lower salary to be able to work closer to home.




When looking for a new job, 43% of the professionals identify work/life balance as "very important". This factor is even mentioned more often than salary (30%). More than half (59%) of the respondents also indicate that they would accept a lower salary for a job that is closer to their home.

Mrs. Özlem Simsek, Director Walters People Belgium: "Professionals working on a temporary basis clearly separate their work and private life too and commuting time is therefore an important factor when they are considering to accept a job. Employers anticipate on this trend by offering temporary employees flexible working hours and exploring opportunities to work from home."

About the survey

Over 1,700 professionals in Belgium, The Netherlands and France participated to this survey. They answered questions about salary and extra-legal advantages and their career expectations.

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