Recruitment Growth Expected in Czech Companies This Year

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ManpowerGroup reports the results of a recent survey suggesting that Czech employers are planning to boost recruitment in the second half of 2021. There is a strong demand for employees in the construction, manufacturing, and finance sectors, while the accommodation and catering sectors are not expecting a significant increase in hiring. Photo Credit: Freepik.

Written by Melis Karabulut, edited for Jobspin.

Czech Rep., March 17 (JS) – According to ManpowerGroup’s survey on the Labor Market index for the second quarter of 2021, some Czech employers are planning an increase in their workforce. 607 employers in the Czech Republic participated in the survey, both from the private and public sectors. Respondents from the Moravian and Silesian regions are the most optimistic about their future employment plans, mostly in sectors such as construction, manufacturing, finance, insurance, and real estate. The survey also found this trend replicated on a global level, especially in Taiwan, Australia, Singapore and the United States.

Employers participating in the survey were asked about their expectations regarding changes in size of their workforce by the end of June 2021. 13% of employers expect an increase in staffing levels, 5% predict a decrease and 79% of employers do not expect any changes. Based on the data, the Net Labor Market Index for the Czech Republic for the second quarter of 2021 anticipates an 8% increase in employment, compared to -1% in the previous quarter. Additionally, almost 62% of Czech employers expect work to take place in person, while a quarter expect their employees to combine working from home and in the workplace.

“The good news is that the sectors which employ the largest number of employees, such as manufacturing, services, construction, and the public sector, are most optimistic. Employer optimism will also reflect the continuation of government support for maintaining employment, the form of which is not yet known,” said Jaroslava Rezlerová, CEO of ManpowerGroup for the Czech and Slovak Republics. She added that despite the current uncertainty, companies are not able to recruit enough employees for a number of positions, such as machine operators in production. “Workers coming from gastronomy and services are not interested in working in production and the recruitment of foreign workers is now more demanding and time-consuming. We are also looking for over 80,000 workers mainly in the construction industry, 67,000 craftsmen and repairers, and 29,000 various specialists such as technicians,” added Rezlerová.

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