Commitment to the employer in the Netherlands
Employees who are happy with their working environment tend to have fewer sickness absence days. A 2018 survey asked respondents in the Netherlands how committed they feel to their employer. Less than one quarter stated to feel a strong commitment, whereas the majority felt at least somewhat committed. 26 percent answered to not feel particularly committed to their current employer.
Potential sources of dissatisfaction
Especially in larger organizations, many employees had the feeling that they were insufficiently heard by the upper management. Whereas in organizations employing between 11 and 25 people, roughly one fifth stated to feel insufficiently heard. In companies with more than 100 employees this had increased to over 40 percent. A majority of employed personnel in the Netherlands also had the feeling they were underpaid. In the Dutch province Groningen, nearly 65 percent of employees surveyed in 2019 stated they believe they are underpaid. In Zuid-Holland the employees are most satisfied, but still nearly half thought their current salary was not close to what they should earn.