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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29th November 2016 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


HR experts on workforce shortage in the Czech Republic - opinions, data, possible solutions

The total number of available jobs by the end of 2015 was around 108,000, which, compared to the situation in January 2015, represents an increase by nearly 75%, says Ladislav Kučera, Managing Director of Hays Czech Republic, adding that even despite the significant rise in the number of available jobs and hard to fill jobs, companies have not yet resorted to significant wage increases.
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23rd November 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


As Salaries Grow, Contributions Drop in the Czech Republic

The higher the salary a Czech employee earns, the lower the percentage of their salary that they contribute to social security*. Compared to other countries, the percentage of the minimal and average salaries the employee retains is one of the lowest in net terms. However, in comparing the net salary to the gross salary of EUR 100,000 a year (approximately CZK 217,000 a month), the Czech Republic rises in the ranking, having the ninth highest net salary in Europe. These are the results of the Social Security Survey (PDF) conducted by Deloitte, in which 30 European countries participated**. Furthermore, the survey showed that the Czech Republic has one of the lowest minimal and average gross salaries. In European terms, an increase in the minimal salary is visible.
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20th November 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


OECD: How’s Life in the Czech Republic? Although well below the OECD average, life satisfaction is among the highest in East European OECD countries

Relative to other OECD countries, the Czech Republic has mixed outcomes across the different well-being dimensions, OECD How's Life report says.
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20th November 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Bertelsmann Stiftung EU Social Justice Index 2017: Education performance has steadily declined in the Czech Republic since 2008

The Czech Republic ranks 4th overall in the 2017 EU Social Justice Index published by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, but challenges remain. "Though the Czech Republic still scores slightly above the EU average, in this year’s survey, experts point out that “Educational outcomes, and the employability of school and higher education graduates are generally good. One problem, however, is the low  tertiary education attainment rate. Moreover, education outcomes are strongly influenced by students socioeconomic backgrounds."
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