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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17th September 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2019: Czech Employers Report Cautious Hiring Intentions

According to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey released today, limited hiring activity is forecast for the Czech Republic in the forthcoming quarter, with employers reporting a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +2%. In a quarter-over-quarter comparison, hiring plans remain relatively stable, but employers report a decline of 4 percentage points when compared with this time one year ago.
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29th August 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


The shortage of employees will cost Czech private companies over 280 billion this year

The biggest challenge for private companies in Central and Eastern Europe is the growing lack of skilled people and talents which would grow their business. This is the results of a survey conducted by PwC, which interviewed the management of 600 privately owned companies in 15 countries of the region. A quarter of respondents reported that they see more than 5% of profits loss due to lack of workforce. PwC estimates that talents shortage cost private companies in the region EUR 358 billion per year. So more than the GDP of Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia combined. Czech companies then lose EUR 11 billion. The most lacking proffesions are technicians, traders and engineers.
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10th July 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


M.Mejtsky of Petyovsky & Partners: The Czech Republic: New Appointments Currently not Available at some Czech Embassies

In relation to finalisation of the legislative process of the Czech Immigration Law amendment, which is expected to be effective as of the 1st of September 2019, some of the Czech Embassies has temporarily stopped accepting appointment requests for submission of Employee Card applications and Long-Term Visa applications for the purpose of "Business", M.Mejtsky of Petyovsky & Partners writes.
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