18 September 2017
Working time is a recurrent topic of study because the nature of work, its content, the conditions under which it is performed and the labour market itself keep changing. This report provides an overview of the recent evolution of working time duration and organisation in the EU and highlights the most important trends and differences between Member States.
16 June 2016
The German national statutory minimum wage for international truck drivers has caused considerable controversy. Some Member States fear it will damage the competitiveness of companies sending drivers to destinations via Germany. However, it is important to find a balance between promoting the free movement of goods and ensuring appropriate protection for workers.
31 July 2015
Research findings presented during a conference on informal caregivers in the Czech Republic revealed the difficulties that workers providing long-term care face in participating in the labour force due to a lack of flexible working regimes and part-time jobs.
29 April 2015
Job satisfaction in the Czech Republic has fallen, but only slightly, according to a 2014 survey of more than 1,000 people. Respondents also felt relationships in the workplace had worsened since 2013. They were less satisfied with their pay too compared with the previous year, but felt their job security had improved.
04 May 2014
A survey of employers in the Czech Republic has revealed that large numbers of foreign workers are being hired to fill skills gaps across the country. Demographic development, rapid technological change, new approaches to work and the globalisation of labour markets appear to have resulted in a lack of qualified workers for specific positions. The employer survey was conducted by ManpowerGroup , one of the leading employment and recruitment agencies in the Czech Republic. The survey focused on opinion and experiences from employers about the employment of foreign residents. It asked about the benefits of hiring workers from this segment of the labour force.  http://www.manpowergroup.cz/
28 April 2014
The percentage of self-employed people in the Czech Republic (17.9%) is relatively high compared to the EU average of 15.5%. Beyond these Eurostat  figures, however, information on this category of workers is limited.  http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/about_eurostat/introduction
16 April 2014
An online survey in 2013 gathered information in the Czech Republic on professional career paths, aspirations and ‘career restarts’. The survey was carried out by marketing agency STEM/MARK . The 500 questionnaires collected produced a research sample of 324 people all in employment, both employees and self-employed, and aged 20 to 65. The sample was filtered in order to address questions about professional career paths.  http://www.stemmark.cz/about-us/
13 November 2011
In March 2011 LMC , the most significant online recruitment agency in the Czech Republic, commissioned a survey on the utilisation of alternative forms of work (in Czech)  in order to identify the extent to which these forms of work are used. The survey was carried out by the research agency Factum Invenio  through telephone interviews with human resources (HR) staff at 855 companies selected by quota sampling.  http://www.lmc.eu/about-us/lmc-company/who-we-are/en/  http://flexibilni.lmc.eu/aktuality/zprava/34/  http://www.vyzkumy.cz/profily-vyzkumnych-agentur/factum-invenio-sro
01 September 2011
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is conducted every quarter on a randomly selected sample of private households and focuses on surveying the economic status of the population across the country. It is carried out by the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ ) and began in 1992. The sample size is approximately 51,000 respondents aged 15 years and over.  http://www.czso.cz/eng/redakce.nsf/i/home
27 July 2011
The representative survey ‘Quality of working life’ was carried out by the Public Opinion Research Institute (CVVM ) and Occupational Safety Research Institute (VÚBP ) in 2006. The survey was part of the project entitled ‘Influence of changes in the world of work on quality of life’ financed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MPSV ) within the framework of the ‘Modern society and its transformations’ programme.  http://www.cvvm.cas.cz/index.php?lang=1  http://www.vubp.cz/  http://www.mpsv.cz/en/