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Career and HR

Employment news from Slovakia

Robots may replace one-third of jobs

The most endangered positions are in the west.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. May 2019, at 22:53

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It’s confirmed: The average wage exceeded €1,000 last year

The average wage was realised mostly by the capital and its surroundings.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Mar 2019, at 13:55

Is cooperation with the self-employed illegal?

There are no statistics on forced and unforced relationships with self-employed persons in Slovakia.Peter Adamovsky, 11. Mar 2019, at 11:00

These were the trends on the Slovak labour market

What did 2018 bring in career and employment in Slovakia?Radka Minarechová, 4. Mar 2019, at 6:30

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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.Michaela Terenzani, 8. Feb 2019, at 9:12

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

New recruitment rules for foreigners bring simplifications but also new obligations

Introducing the changes on paper is not enough. It is necessary to make them happen in reality, too, the representatives of BSCs say.Radka Minarechová, 5. Feb 2019, at 6:30

Despite some improvements, it still takes companies a long time to hire an employee from a non-EU country.
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Who were the top employers last year?

The decisive factors were not only money.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jan 2019, at 22:41

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What is the worst question Slovaks have to answer at job interviews?

Jobseekers cannot stand the question about their future plans.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jan 2019, at 13:36

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Less Slovaks want to work in the UK

The number of job applicants for these jobs has dropped by 58 percent.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jan 2019, at 22:05

Slovakia goes easier on foreigners, but not easy enough

Current policies only partially solve problems, observer says.Radka Minarechová, 28. Dec 2018, at 7:00

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The most problematic change: work surcharges

New measures introduced within the Labour Code amendment are expected to be employee-friendly, but observers question their impact.Radka Minarechová, 8. Oct 2018, at 6:30

Bakers are negatively impacted by work surcharges as they have increased prices

Slovaks experience boom in income

Low-income households gets the opportunity for a better life.Peter Adamovsky, 3. Oct 2018, at 6:30

Employees of the Sereď-based returns centre of Amazon recently received salary increases.

New generations enter job market

Millennians and Generation Z want more freedom.Jana Liptáková, 1. Oct 2018, at 6:30

Younger generations are trying to shape the labour market, but not all employers are willing to respect their demands.

Slovak population is getting older and smaller

The demographic development poses risks.Jana Liptáková, 1. Oct 2018, at 6:30

Slovakia is one of the most ageing countries in the European Union. It needs to adapt to the change in its population’s age structure.

Government raises salaries within its reach

Lowest wage impacts the population and firms differently.Peter Adamovsky, 26. Sep 2018, at 6:30

Minimum wage also impacts surcharges for night and weekend work.

Rules for hiring foreigners are simpler. For exceptions

Despite positive changes, employers still point to some barriers preventing more effective and simpler recruitment of foreign workers.Radka Minarechová, 24. Sep 2018, at 11:57

Some problems with Foreigners’ Police continue.

Attract a future employer with a digital CV

A new Slovak start-up offers an innovation in the interview process.Nina Francelová, 20. Sep 2018, at 14:09

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Non-Bratislavans earn more than the natives

Young people can have a big chance of becoming rich in Slovakia, regardless of their parents' status.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. May 2018, at 13:30

A view of Bratislava from the Old Town Hall

Government accelerates hiring from abroad

The Labour Ministry introduced a list of job positions in short supply which should become subject to a shorter recruitment process: from six to three months.Peter Adamovsky, 19. Mar 2018, at 6:30

Labour Minister Ján Richter

Cure for lack of workers: foreigners and automation

HR experts agree that Slovak companies will struggle with the lack of qualified workers and high number of vacancies.Radka Minarechová, 16. Mar 2018, at 6:30