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back to the future Older workers have ‘untapped potential’ to fill labour shortages

Tapping existing pools of talent including older workers and women will help companies meet future skilled labour according to a new Deloitte report.

This content was published on December 11, 2018 8:22 AM

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Economic expansion Swiss office real estate market thriving

The office real estate market is enjoying a positive outlook, driven by economic recovery and accompanying job growth, according to Credit Suisse.

This content was published on December 5, 2018 4:17 PM

equal pay for equal work Swiss parliament passes salary equality law

Companies with over 100 employees will have to do regular pay equity checks thanks to a new law passed in the Swiss parliament.

This content was published on December 4, 2018 10:29 AM

Withholding tax Switzerland likes to tax differently from Europe

From 1 January 2019, Switzerland will be the only country in Europe where employees’ taxes are not deducted directly from their wages.

Swiss workforce More working hours for women? Easier said than done

With a labour shortage looming, there is a debate on how to incentivise women to increase their workload.

Engineers wanted Skills shortage on the rise in key professions

Switzerland’s talent shortage is more pronounced in 2018 with technical, financial, and medical professions the most affected.

This content was published on November 20, 2018 11:00 AM

Wages Bankers are no longer Switzerland’s top earners

The pharmaceutical industry and insurance companies have overtaken banking as the best paid sectors in Switzerland.

This content was published on November 18, 2018 1:13 PM

Healthcare Home-care services increase, nursing home stays stagnate

Better at home than in a home: almost 350,000 people made use of assistance and home-care services (Spitex) last year, 10,000 more than in 2016.

This content was published on November 15, 2018 2:53 PM

Labour negotiations More Swiss construction workers go on strike

Following strikes in Ticino and Geneva earlier this month, 1,500 construction workers have continued the protest in French-speaking Switzerland.

This content was published on October 30, 2018 5:03 PM

Healthy income Doctors’ salaries exceed expectations

The salaries of self-employed doctors in Switzerland are around a third higher than previously thought.

This content was published on October 30, 2018 11:50 AM

New study Foreign workers integrate quickly and earn more than locals

Foreign workers integrate quickly and successfully into the Swiss labour market, earning more than Swiss on average after five years, according to ...

This content was published on October 29, 2018 9:42 PM

1918 General Strike Capitulation before revolution

November 2018 will see the centenary of the 1918 General Strike, a political event that brought Switzerland to the brink of civil war.

Mitenand movement The pioneers of a more open migration policy

Forty years ago, 3,000 people gathered on Parliament Square, demanding a more humane policy towards foreigners based on equal rights.