Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

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21st June 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Innovative workforce is the most important issue this country will be facing in the next years

AmCham Human Resources Committee session moderated by Weston Stacey, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic on June 15 opened a series of AmCham General Assembly 2021 events focused on the issue of emerging from Covid combined with best practices from day-to-day operations of businesses during the pandemic.
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23rd September 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Businesses suffering ‘commitment issues’ on flexible working

79% of companies intend to make moderate to extensive hybrid work changes, but only 40% have communicated their plans to workforce Lack of clarity has created disconnect with employees who want flexible working arrangements 90% of employees want flexibility, but 35% of employers want a full return to office post-pandemic 
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20th September 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Survey: the most common reasons to change jobs

It may seem that the Czech economy has not yet recovered from the covid pandemic and its consequences, however, companies are already looking ahead, continuing with reaching their goals, innovating. Recruitment has started in most sectors to a similar extent as it was less than two years ago. Or even in some sectors, the recruitment pressure is even stronger than before! Companies face a difficult task: they need to address and attract the right candidates and retain both these new and existing talents and key employees.
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15th September 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Czech employers report cautiously optimistic hiring plans

Employers in the Czech Republic anticipate the strongest hiring pace in two years during the October to December period, reporting a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +10%. Hiring intentions strengthen by 5 and 9 percentage points from 3Q 2021 and 4Q 2020, respectively.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic