The level of clarity among Romanians regarding their jobs and associated responsibilities may vary based on different factors, such as the type of organization, organizational culture, and how job-related information is communicated.

Clarity is demonstrated through understanding the company’s vision, its objectives, procedures, responsibilities, performance criteria, and any other job-related expectations.

However, what is the level of clarity among Romanians regarding their jobs and the responsibilities associated with their positions in 2023?

In order to deeply comprehend and understand the perceptions of Romanian employees about the organizations they work for, TBF has initiated a research partnership with the MKOR team.

Within the study of behaviors and attitudes, we captured the reality of Romanian management from the perspective of employees, regardless of their roles. We explored how well they know what they need to do at work, how they gauge their performance, how promotions and bonuses are handled, and also their preferences for development.

Moreover, MKOR was the research partner of the Fundamental event supported by Răzvan Căzănescu from TBF.

The study’s results were presented for the first time at Sala Palatului on May 25th in front of 4000 entrepreneurs, during the Fundamental event.

The Perception of Romanian Employees about the Workplace

To determine how Romanians perceive their jobs and the roles they fulfill, we conducted a nationwide representative survey.

More specifically, within an online questionnaire, we asked them about their perception of their jobs, the organization they are part of, how they relate to their responsibilities, performance evaluations (if conducted), company goal setting, employee bonuses, promotions, development, and satisfaction.

According to the data compiled by MKOR from the respondents, out of the 9,000 expressed responsibilities in the study, 88% are immeasurable. This means that employees are unsure if they are performing well.

67% of employees are evaluated less frequently than monthly, with the majority not being evaluated at all, and a significant portion being evaluated only annually.

Regarding bonuses, the study indicates that only 8% of these are granted for achieving measurable objectives.

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Key Findings:

  • 58% of employees are not familiar with their job responsibilities.
  • Out of the 9,000 expressed responsibilities in the study, 88% are immeasurable.
  • 67% of employees are evaluated less frequently than monthly, with the majority not being evaluated at all and a significant portion being evaluated only annually.
  • 71% of the performance evaluation indicators mentioned by employees are immeasurable.
  • 8% of employee bonuses are granted for achieving measurable objectives, while 23% are holiday bonuses.
  • Over 30% of bonuses are given for employees to perform tasks they are already compensated for.

Objectives of Employee Perception Research:

To determine how employees in Romania perceive their workplace and the roles they fulfill within their respective organizations, we focused on several primary areas:

  • Exploring role clarity within organizations.
  • Workplace performance.
  • Methods of bonuses, promotions, and development.
  • Employee satisfaction.
  • Understanding the organization’s vision and objectives.

About the Research:

For this project, we conducted a quantitative study utilizing an online opinion survey through MKOR’s proprietary panel.

Target Market: Employed population, both men and women, aged between 20-59 years, from all regions of the country.
Type of Research: Quantitative.
Research Instrument: Online opinion survey (CAWI).
Sample: Stratified, nationally representative based on gender, age, and geographical distribution.

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About TBF:

TBF is an ecosystem offering concrete tools and services for organizing and growing businesses, created by Răzvan Căzănescu.

TBF’s vision is to elevate 10 Romanian companies to the number one position internationally in their respective industries. In this endeavor, obtaining a realistic image founded on real-time data from the Romanian business environment is essential.

Contact Us for Your Project:

Do you seek relevant data for your business and wish to understand employees’ perceptions, needs, or potential employees’ preferences?

Employee satisfaction studies help unveil their needs and attitudes towards their work, satisfaction levels, knowledge of company objectives, and other specific requirements.

For our team, conducting employee satisfaction studies or employer branding studies are challenges that motivate us to engage fully, leveraging our knowledge, enthusiasm, and dedication.

If you desire valuable insights for developing an employer brand or conducting an employee satisfaction study, our team of MKOR consultants assures you that:

  • We choose the appropriate methodology to achieve your objectives.
  • We execute the project at a high level of quality, providing actionable recommendations.
  • The final results will exceed your expectations.

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MKOR Studies in a Dynamic Market Context:

Recent experiences both nationally and internationally have strongly emphasized that uncertainty is the only constant, and real-time access to market changes can make a difference.

Hence, at MKOR, we respond to the need for data concerning consumer behavior in Romania through the first real-time market study – Consumer Trends.Live. This comprehensive market intelligence tool is the only resource consistently providing data about analyzed markets, regardless of ongoing developments.

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Press Coverage of Labor Market Study:

The results of the labor market study have been notably covered by the Romanian press. Esteemed national publications, as well as online and television media channels, have extensively covered this research, highlighting the relevance of the data and its impact on understanding how employees in Romania perceive their work environment and responsibilities.

This widespread recognition of the study’s value and significance solidifies MKOR and TBF’s position in discussions concerning Romania’s labor market climate and challenges.

Some of the publications covering the study include: Forbes Romania, Wall-Street, Cotidianul, Adevărul, Agerpres, Economica, G4Media, Europa FM, Manager, Playtech.