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

22nd February 2022 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

HN: The Labor Code is lagging behind the requirements of the labor market

The coronavirus pandemics has fully revealed the demand of employees for an increasingly higher degree of flexibility. On the one hand, employers have been facing the challenge of low number of candidates per vacancy. On the other hand, it is difficult for employers to meet the labor market requirements, or they have to adopt solutions with the risk of being punished by authorities. Labor Code should be blamed for this as it does not keep the pace with the reality.
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1st November 2022 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

AmCham Intel on wages and labor availability: Identify and keep the best people inside your organization

AmCham Board members Jaroslava Rezlerová of ManpowerGroup Czech Republic and Michel Perret of Carrier led a discussion on wages with members on October 31. The conclusions?
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12th October 2022 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

AmCham Human Resource Committee looked into newly proposed rules for remote work

Veronika Kinclová of Clifford Chance lead the AmCham Human Resource Committee through the impact of the proposed Labor Code amendment last Friday. 
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10th October 2022 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey: Q4 Global Employment Outlook for Q4 Remains Strong Amid Cooling in Hiring

Executive Summary • Used internationally as a bellwether of economic and labor market trends, the Net Employment Outlook – calculated by subtracting the percentage of employers who anticipate reductions to staffing levels from those who plan to hire – now stands at +30%, down slightly (-3%) from Q3, yet 6% higher than this time last year. • Organizations in the IT industry report the most optimistic Outlook (+42%); followed closely by Banking, Real Estate, and Insurance (+37%). • The brightest hiring intentions for next quarter are in Asia Pacific (+40%) and South and Central Americas (+39%), with the greatest expectations in Brazil (+56%) and India (+54%). • While employers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) anticipate relatively stable hiring (+21%), yet Outlooks for countries near Ukraine fall by as much as -17% since last quarter
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic