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.

Spotlight issue

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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9th April 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

OECD: What skills are in high demand? Evidence from the OECD Skills for Jobs database

Several trends, such as technological change, population ageing and globalisation, are simultaneously affecting the demand and supply of different types of skills. This can generate skill shortages, particularly in countries where supply is not sufficiently responsive to changes in skill demand.
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4th April 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

PwC Women in Work Index 2018: What's driving the gender pay gap and what gains can be made from closing it?

This year’s update of the Women in Work Index shows that the OECD has continued its gradual progress towards greater female economic empowerment. The Nordic countries, particularly Iceland, Sweden and Norway, continue to occupy the top positions on the Index. Gender pay gap in the Czech Republic reached 21% and female boardroom representation reached 9% in 2016. Increasing female employment rates to Swedish levels would mean a GDP increase by 4.4%, the study says.
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4th April 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Czech Companies Consider Well-Being, Data and Experience the Main Human Capital Trends

Czech firms find employee well-being to be of the greatest importance (92%). Nevertheless, only 57% of respondents believe that their firm is ready for it. These are the conclusions of Deloitte’s latest Global Human Capital Trends report. The survey included over 11,000 respondents across 124 countries worldwide, including the Czech Republic.
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