75 % of respondents in full-time employment estimated that their salary had risen from the previous year. The most common reason for a raise was clearly a general salary increase, which was the case for 64 % of those respondents whose salary had increased. 29 % of such respondents had been given a salary increase based on personal performance, or a so-called merit raise.
Approximately six out of ten respondents who were full-time employees stated that their workplace had a performance-related pay system in place. Performance-related pay is most frequently used in the industrial sector where three out of four respondents said they were included in such a system. On average, performance-related pay amounted to 7 % of annual earnings.
86 % of respondents considered the situation at their workplace to be stable or quite stable
The respondents evaluated their near future to be much better in both personal and professional terms than they did a year ago. 86 % of respondents in full-time employment considered the situation at their workplace to be stable or quite stable while 91 % thought the same about their personal situation. A year ago the same figures were 71 % (situation at the workplace) and 83 % (personal situation).
A total of 2.6 % of respondents were unemployed or laid off, while the same figure was 4.5 % a year ago.