Employers and jobseekers do not speak the same language

Even with an insufficient labour force, companies could fill some positions if they offered better salaries and bonuses.

There are still candidates who would be interested in working in some positions if they got more attractive rewards and benefits. There are still candidates who would be interested in working in some positions if they got more attractive rewards and benefits. (Source: Sme)

The current lack of workers is forcing HR professionals to look abroad, not just to geographically close countries but also further east. At the same time, experts on the labour market believe there are still enough people in the local market, they only need the right motivation to take up a job.

The Slovak Spectator asked professionals from leading HR companies in Slovakia about the changes on the labour market, including those brought about by the legal obligation to publish salaries in job ads. The questions were answered by (in alphabetical order):

Peter Dosedla (PD), CEO at Manuvia,
Miroslav Garaj (MG), Country Manager Slovakia at Grafton Recruitment,
Ivana Heretik Vačoková (IHV), Permanent Placement Director at Adecco Slovakia, and Lucia Nacíková (LN), Senior Consultant at Amrop Slovakia.

TSS: Since May 2018, employers must publish the salaries offered for every position they advertise. How did the publishing of salaries influence your work?

TSS: How has the labour market changed from the perspective of HR professionals?

TSS: The lack of labour force is one of the fundamental problems for employers across the sectors. Are there still any untapped sources on the market?

TSS: Since May 2018, employers must publish the salaries offered for every position they advertise. How did the publishing of salaries influence your work? Do you see any positives that this has brought to the Slovak labour market?

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