Quiet quitting has already proved to be more than just 'another trend' on social media. It is much more than that: it is a cry of protest against the workaholic culture, and a reaction to instability. Companies, which are not exempt from blame for the disengagement of professionals, have an obligation to cover neither their ears nor their eyes. And flexible benefits, in turn, can play a key role in the way employers approach this phenomenon.
Buying a new house is always a huge step to take because of everything involved, from the costs to all the bureaucracy. Generally, it's the cost part that ends up scaring you the most. With the evolution of house prices in recent years, plus the economic instability that has been witnessed, buying a house seems increasingly a distant and complicated goal for most Portuguese people. However, there are small habits that you can adopt that help in this mission.
The concept of emotional salary is more and more valued by employees, regardless of their age group and career stage, whether during a career transition or at the beginning of their professional path. It is a concept that has been accompanying changes in the job market and that gained greater support with the pandemic and the need to create new satisfaction mechanisms.
2023 can be a challenging year for many Portuguese people, especially for those with a mortgage. Although many workers and pensioners will benefit from an increase in their net income this year, it is expected that high inflation and rising interest rates will continue to affect personal finances and reduce families' purchasing power.
After a year marked by rising inflation - which reached 10.6% in October, with the European Commission predicting that the inflation rate in Portugal in 2022 will settle at 8% -, the purchasing power of the majority of Portuguese people has dropped significantly. With this context in mind, the Government has put forward some proposals to increase the income of citizens in Portugal in 2023.
Companies are increasingly looking at the needs and desires of their people, in order to help them not only during working hours, but throughout their lives, understanding that employees go through different stages throughout their lives, thus their priorities will also change. When the topic is parenting, the measures and benefits that organisations offer have multiplied.