10th February 2016

OECD: Average job quality in Czech Republic

OECD's recent report on job quality asseses the OECD countries based on three criteria: Earnings quality (refers to the extent to which the earnings received by workers in their jobs contribute to their well-being), Labour market security (captures those aspects of economic security that are related to the probability of job loss and its economic cost for workers), and Quality of the working environment (captures non-economic aspects of job quality and includes factors that relate to the nature and content of work performed, working-time arrangements and workplace relationships). The quality of jobs in the Czech Republic is about average, the report says.

Overall, job quality outcomes vary substantially across OECD countries along each of the three dimensions:
• Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, and Switzerland are among the best performers. These countries do relatively well in at least two of the three dimensions of job quality, without any outcomes in the bottom-10 of the ranking.

• Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovenia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States display average performance. Over the three dimensions of job quality, most of these countries display no more than one outcome in the top-10 or the bottom-10 of the ranking.

• Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Spain and Turkey do relatively badly in two or all of the three dimensions of job quality. In addition, none of these countries performs very well in at least one of these dimensions.

According to statistical data, on the one hand, scores for work autonomy and learning opportunities decreased between 2010 and 2015 in the Czech Republic, whereas scores for social support at work increased, for example. Job insecurity rose generally, worldwide.

Recent OECD data on (un)employment, Eurostat data on youth unemployment.

Deloitte's Millennial Survey 2016 outlined values and motivation of Millenials at work.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic