Spotlight issue

13th June 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for Q3 2018: Czech employers report encouraging signs for job seekers

Czech employers anticipate a slight increase in staffing levels during 3Q 2018, reporting a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +4%. Hiring prospects improve by 2 and 4 percentage points from 2Q 2018 and 3Q 2017, respectively.

13th June 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation Red Hat presents Brno as an example for the whole world

Software giant Red Hat launched its Brno subsidiary in 2006. At that time, it was manned by just a couple of people and its office wasn’t larger than a flat. Today this company employs more than 1,000 people in Czechia, also thanks to cooperation with the Faculty of informatics at the Masaryk University.

13th June 2018 / Economic policy / Health Care

Invitation: Healthcare 2.0: How do UK economists view Czech health care?

Healthcare 2.0 initiative invites to a panel discussion, which will take place on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 3 pm in the NHÚ AV ČR building, Politických vězňů 7, Praha 1, 2nd floor, room no. 7. 

13th June 2018 / Competitiveness / Education

STEM overdose? 3D printing provides relief

STEM subjects are traditionally favored and held in the highest regard while also being used as the measure of success for both schools and students. However, schools and universities should not forget the importance of soft skills, such as written and verbal communication, to enable students to have a well-rounded education. Once students enter the workplace, soft skills play an important part. Without soft skills, students who were adept at STEM subjects can still struggle to excel in their chosen career, Václav Muchna, CEO Y Soft Corporation writes.

12th June 2018 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation Viewpoint: Critical mass of skills is the key to plugging Europe’s research gap

Money for research and infrastructure helps, but really, the east of Europe needs to attract and retain talent, says Markus Dettenhofer, Executive Director of CEITEC based in Brno, Czech Republic.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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