Under two in 10 Swedish people discuss occupational pension in interviews

Under two in 10 Swedish people have discussed occupational pensions in their last job interview with a potential employer, a study has found.

The study conducted by Sifo, on behalf of the group behind Occupational Pensions Day in Sweden, found only 18 per cent of people stated that the employer in their last interview raised the issue of occupational pensions.

The research also found that men (20 per cent) are more likely to talk about occupational pensions than women (14 per cent) in a job interview. It is also more common for those age between 30-49 to raisw the topic.

The companies and organisations involved in Occupational Pensions Day, which is on the 27 September, want more people to bring up the subject in interviews as it is the “most important employment benefit” and “increasingly important as part of a person’s total pension income”.

PTK pension specialist, Anna Allerstrand, said: “There is too little talk about occupational pensions in job interviews. The occupational pension is the most important employment benefit and it can mean a lot for people’s finances after working life. It's important for employees to find out how much employers pay in each month.”

She added that it is also good for employers to let potential employees know of the pension benefits they offer.

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