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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3rd August 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Dismissing employees in the Czech Republic is one of the most difficult in Europe

In the Czech Republic, rules for dismissing employees are among the strictest in Europe. For example, it is almost impossible to part ways with an employee who just does not fit in the team. With costs related to an employee dismissal for organisational reasons, the Czech Republic ranks fourteen. Those are the findings of the fourth edition of the Deloitte International Dismissal Survey, which compares the situation in 46 countries in Europe, South America and Southeast Asia.
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2nd August 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs Expat Insider 2017: Czech Republic ranks first in Working Abroad Index

Expats working in the Czech Republic have everything they could ever want in terms of working abroad. The country comes 1st out of 65 destinations in the Working Abroad Index, and expats are particularly satisfied with their job and career, as well as work-life balance. An Australian working in the Czech Republic says: “My working conditions are excellent here. My employer offers me a lot of benefits, including more vacation days and good healthcare.”
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2nd August 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Golden Age index: How well are the OECD economies harnessing the power of an older workforce?

This year's update of the Golden Age Index shows that the OECD has continued its gradual progress towards greater engagement of older people in the workforce. Iceland, New Zealand, Israel, Estonia and Sweden continue to lead the OECD, taking top positions on the index. We explore the potential boost to OECD GDP from raising employment rates of older workers to New Zealand levels, finding that the OECD could experience a long-term gain of around $3.5 trillion and the UK around £180 billion. View the key findings for highlights from our research and explore the results further using our interactive data tool. We provide more detailed analysis and commentary in the full report, which you can download below. 
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic