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

21st June 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Innovative workforce is the most important issue this country will be facing in the next years

AmCham Human Resources Committee session moderated by Weston Stacey, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic on June 15 opened a series of AmCham General Assembly 2021 events focused on the issue of emerging from Covid combined with best practices from day-to-day operations of businesses during the pandemic.
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9th December 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


A time for hope: Consumers’ outlook brightens despite headwinds

When we last polled consumers, reflected in our June 2021 Global Consumer Insights Pulse Survey, we found that the pandemic had spurred many respondents to become more digital, more local and more conscious of health and safety. Fast-forward to September 2021, when we conducted our most recent research for our December 2021 Global Consumer Insights Survey. We surveyed 9,370 people in 26 territories or countries. What’s changed? With 76% of respondents reporting being at least partially vaccinated, consumers are planning to spend more, and they are seeing improvements in their lifestyle as employers allow new ways of working. Of course, some things never change: when it comes to shopping, price and convenience still matter most, even as other factors, such as sustainability, are increasingly on consumers’ minds.
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6th December 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Visa rules for remote work from abroad

The concept of remote work is reaching the peak of its popularity. With remote work becoming increasingly available and more popular, more and more employees opt to work partly or entirely out of their office. Many of them even work from abroad. What rules apply for remote work in individual destinations?
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2nd December 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


Closing the gender gap in the Czech Republic

Empowering women in the workplace could unlock significant economic growth.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic