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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14th January 2021 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Old/new programmes to support employers at the time of the pandemic

At the turn of December and January, the government approved a series of compensatory measures with a total value of CZK 10 billion. Some compensatory measures are brand new; other represent only extensions of existing ones. Below we summarise those intended to help employers preserve jobs.
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16th December 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

What’s next for remote work: An analysis of 2,000 tasks, 800 jobs, and nine countries

Hybrid models of remote work are likely to persist in the wake of the pandemic, mostly for a highly educated, well-paid minority of the workforce. For many workers, COVID-19’s impact has depended greatly on one question: Can I work from home or am I tethered to my workplace? Quarantines, lockdowns, and self-imposed isolation have pushed tens of millions around the world to work from home, accelerating a workplace experiment that had struggled to gain traction before COVID-19 hit.
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30th November 2020 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

AmCham Human Resources Committee outlined the future of the employer and employee relationship

The 2020 AmCham General Assembly series continued on November 27 with Human Resources Committee session on the future of the employer and employee relationship.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic