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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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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26th May 2022 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


What 52,000 people think about work today PwC’s Global Workforce Hopes and Fears Survey 2022

If the ‘great resignation’ has taught employers anything, it’s to not take their workers for granted. Yet many companies risk doing exactly that—whether it’s by not paying close enough attention to skilled workers who are at elevated risk of quitting, by failing to support workers who seek personal fulfilment and meaning at work, or by missing opportunities to build the trust that so often leads to positive outcomes at the personal, professional and even societal levels.
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18th May 2022 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Home office in Q&A

Home office and its setting. We summarized most frequent questions and answers that are asked by our clients. Find out how to quickly set up home office, what tax regime applies for compensation for working from home, whether the employer can order the employee to work overtime or how to deal with meal vouchers in these days. We summarized the most important things so that you can adapt to the new situation.
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18th March 2022 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Progress to achieve greater gender equality at work was set back by at least two years due to the pandemic: PwC Women in Work Index

Action is needed to help position women to gain from job opportunities created by the transition of economies and businesses to net zero.
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