Data description

The HR Barometer is based on data from employees in Switzerland obtained via representative random samples. The employees of all age groups from 16-65 years represent different educational qualifications, industries, company sizes and employment relationships. Information on the focus topics, the origin of the samples and methods of the individual HR Barometer editions can be seen in the table below.

Year

Focus

Sample

Method

2020

Digitalization and generations

1995 employees
(from all Swiss regions)

Sample register of the Federal Statistical Office

Mixed-methods approach:
Online and paper survey

2018

Integration and discrimination

Main sample:
1947 employees
(from all Swiss regions)

Additional sample:
1325 foreign employees

Sample register of the Federal Statistical Office

Mixed-methods approach:
Online and paper survey

2016

Loyalty and cynicism

1506 employees

(from all Swiss regions)

Sample register of the Federal Statistical Office

Mixed-methods approach:

Online and paper survey

2014

Experience of work and job crafting

1401 employees
(from all Swiss regions)

Sample register of the Federal Statistical Office

Mixed-methods approach:
Online and paper survey

2012

Misconduct and courage

1483 employees
(from all Swiss regions)

Sample register of the Federal Statistical Office

Mixed-methods approach:
Online and paper survey

2011

Uncertainty and trust

1479 employees
(from the German- and French-speaking region)

Internet Panel of the market and social research institute LINK

Online survey

2010

Work flexibility and family

1359 employees
(from the German- and French-speaking region)

Market and social research institute LINK, based on registered phone numbers in Switzerland

Telephone survey

2009

Mobility and employer attractiveness

1443 employees
(from the German- and French-speaking region)

Market and social research institute LINK, based on registered phone numbers in Switzerland

Telephone survey

2008

Wage satisfaction

1370 employees
(from the German- and French-speaking region)

Market and social research institute LINK, based on registered phone numbers in Switzerland

Telephone survey

2007

Job (in)security

850 employees
(only from the German-speaking region)

Market and social research institute LINK, based on registered phone numbers in Switzerland

Telephone survey

2006

Career orientations

970 employees
(only from the German-speaking region)

Federal Statistical Office, based on registered phone numbers in Switzerland

Telephone survey