Friday, May 28, 2010

Norway Is World’s Best Workplace

Today we have another post from Viking Editor Amy Boxrud, this time about the great work environment in Norway. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

In May I wrote about how Norway was named the best place in the world to be a mother. Norway was recognized again recently: as the world’s best place to work!

What makes Norwegians so happily employed? According to the European Employee Index 2010, 78 percent of Norwegians feel secure in their job, as opposed the international average of 67 percent. In addition, 70 percent of Norwegians find satisfaction in their work compared to 62 percent internationally. And 62 percent believe they could find another job if they wanted it. If you want to learn more about the study—and you read Norwegian—check out this article on the Aftenposten website.

Photo: Rasmus Andersson

When it comes to great places to work, a commitment to work/life balance can’t hurt either. Check out the July issue of Viking to learn how much vacation time Norwegians enjoy, compared to citizens of the U.S. and Canada.

Amy Boxrud is editor of Viking magazine. She lives with her family in Northfield, Minnesota, where she’s a member of Nordmarka 1-585. Amy is a Nordic folk music enthusiast, and when she’s not working or parenting, she can often be found making music with friends.

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