The situation of the global labour market

According to the International Labour Organization (short: ILO) the global labour market has become worse as last year. The ILO called the actual situation an “urgent challenge”. Therefore the government should create 600 million new jobs in the next decade.

Globally around 1.1 billion people are unemployed or live in poverty. Furthermore, the ILO says that the creation of new jobs has been pushed by the large emerging economies in Latin America and East Asia and its good economic conditions.

According to the ILO, the reasons for this bad development of this situation are three years of crisis conditions in the global labour market. Moreover, the ILO says that the forecast with the possibility of a deceleration of the growth rate is more pessimistic than in the last years.

The ILO also mentioned the “discouraged workers” who have stopped looking for work because they think that it is hopeless. The number of the “discouraged workers” currently is at 29 million. In the case that these “discouraged workers” are counted as total jobless, the unemployment rate would rise from 6% to 6.9%. In addition, the ILO added that young people are most affected by the job crisis and the future prospects look rather poor.


Do not avoid the company parties, they improve communication between employees

Informal events for employees is enough money. Some companies even as itspends hundreds of thousands of crowns. Investment return, employers are rich.However, if employees come to the Christmas party. In terms of personnel such meetings are an important part of internal communication that develops corporate culture. And they are a good investment. Employees know better, which may be reflected in their subsequent cooperation.Also increases the affection or loyalty to the employer. Now the party can meetwith colleagues from other departments and even podebatovat informally withcompany bosses about the situation in the workplace and give interestingsuggestions for changes. For the employer, corporate party is holding an investment that returns in the increased motivation of employees. And how many are coming? Prices forChristmas corporate events as well as creep million. It depends on the size of the company. The average counts from 15 to 40 € per person for catering. He stillpays a significant item in the accompanying program, or for the music,sometimes it will increase the rental space. On the corporate Christmas party while walking just like 16 percent of employees. This surprising result emerged from a survey conducted by the STEM / MARK to be interviewed in the fall of several hundred employees in theCzech Republic. Almost a third of workers said that the party goes to the company, only to have itwhen the mood. And this despite the fact that employers are trying to invent a variety of entertainment programs to its employees to entice action. Companies are ordered such as a sommelier, barman show, someone will invite chefs to prepare exotic dishes, tradition is karaoke, magicians and entertainersperformances, as well as digital projection and laser show. This year is trendalso holding parties on liners.

Germany – Skilled Worker Shortage

Germany‘s economy has rapidly discovered from the recent crisis, but there is still a lack of skilled workers. Therefore, the government is looking to attract unemployed people from Southern or Eastern Europe.
The German Institute for Economic Research has recently forecast that the German workers might face a 45 hour working week if the situation of non-qualified workers does not improve in the near future. Other authorities from the Board see the only chance to improve the current job situation with the help of increasing the immigration in Germany. Politicians share the argue that especially young people should move towards the country from non-financial healthy European countries such Portugal or Spain. Indeed, both countries experiencing a quite high unemployment rate. Looking at its situation of February 2012: Portugal has an unemployment rate of 15% and Spain has even over 23% joblessness, which is the highest numbers amongst the most countries in Europe or even worldwide.

However, to help out Germany, neighbor countries from like the Czech Republic, Poland or Hungary were also applicable candidates who had the movement rights for a legal working life in Germany. Hence, there are many unemployed young people in Southern and Eastern Europe who are looking desperately for jobs. Politicians dispute that it is better to draw on labor resources from within Europe instead of changing the entire immigration laws for non-Europeans from other parts of the world. The new effort to attract highly qualified workers from Southern and Eastern Europe comes on an actual business plan, which was announced by Germany’s Federal Employment Agency, which is aiming for an improvement of the skilled labor shortage. The plan is primarily focused on integrating more women into the German workforce, with estimates suggesting that such measures could fill up to three million jobs alone by 2025. The Federal Employment Agency is positive about the fact that bringing in workers from abroad is a necessary component of any long term solution and the problem cannot be solved without immigration. Moreover, they estimate around 800 000 skilled workers who could be potentially attracted to work in Germany.

Nevertheless, the opinions in the German government are widespread and some demand a halt of immigration in terms of letting to many foreign cultures into country. Immigrants from totally different cultures like Turkey or Arabic have more difficulties than neighbor countries regarding the integration. In the end it all depends on the people, the society, the government and the availability of jobs in order to improve the situation of more qualified workers within Germany.

Source:, unemployment rate & Spiegel Online International

New trends in the labor market- TELEWORKING

Working at home is becoming increasingly popular. Firms save costs and better connect employees family life with career. But it is not suitable for everyone, it requires the will and discipline.
For 18 percent of job seekers is teleworking and other flexible forms of work the main criterion when choosing work. The complete work from home can have only a few percent of the firms. Significantly higher proportion of part-time but when an employee works from home just one or two days a week, showed a survey of the LMC.
“The introduction of telework is not suitable for all companies. Can not stand at a distance such as strip, build a house or serve customers in a supermarket. For most non-manual activities can be tools for telework successfully used. In addition to classical communication via phone, e- mail, chat or video conferencing is one of the main tools supporting the so-called on-line office. Basically it is a complex software package allowing access to corporate data anytime, anywhere with the ease of editing, “explains Michael Martoch of, a specialist on the work at a distance. He adds that working outside the office works well for professionals as a web developer, telephone operator, a journalist, a worker in the field of marketing and services and other fields that do not require personal presence.
It can also work out of bed, depending on the outcome
One company that offers teleworking to its employees (teleworking), is published by John Melvil Publishing. “We have dozens of external collaborators and we absolutely do not care where they work, whether from home, coffee shop, or out of bed. To manage and coordinate the work using an internal system that acts as a sort of Facebook for a closed group of people. Share the files over it and is a simple way to enter and registration tasks, “explains Thomas Publishing Director Baranek. It adds that in this way, managers can monitor events from afar, without having to intervene in projects in detail – so if you are not overtly asked for any input or opinion. Teleworking employees abused by a lamb. “All are happy to do this work, and we are happy to work just for us. We are a project oriented company and therefore their results. Production of the book does not cheat.” Also at Atlas Copco, which supplies technology to the construction industry, employees teleworking commonly used. “Especially people from the administration of the IT department of personnel and communications. Hundred percent work from home, then have two accounts, which we did not want to come and who moved out of Prague, and then a manager who has a small child,” says Hana Stefanova from Atlas Copco, according to which the flexible part-time corporate culture. And experience with them are generally positive. “In the beginning we had to invest in a system that connected the employee with the office. Through him we can find out exactly who does what. We thus have their people under control. For this benefit the company gained better business people and their loyalty,” says Hana Stefanova.

 Before you accept offer of telework

• Get notebooks, tablets or smart phones.

• Provide high-speed internet access.

• Protect your equipment against its unauthorized access.

• Access corporate data remotely by introducing on-line office.

• Use teleconferencing, video conferencing and chat. .

In addition, you save thousands.

• Implement training for distance e-learning and webinar.

• Trust staff and is future-proof.

The introduction of appropriate software, you can have all under control, even when they are home. When working with child care The further exploration LMC showed that for 18 percent of applicants are teleworking and other flexible forms of work the main criterion when choosing work. With 46 percent of people increases the interest in the position. “Since the beginning of March, I work in marketing a company, partly from home. So I am able to remotely handle most tasks. Ride to the office for meetings are scheduled in advance, and then flexibly as the need to meet with colleagues. As a huge I see the benefit that I can take care of her five-month son, and while doing a job that I enjoy and which is realized, “says John Vyhlídalová, who is also director of the project plenkyvpraci. cz, which seeks, inter alia, to promote flexible forms of work. It requires a dose will Teleworking is not suitable for everyone. It requires a great deal of will and willingness to adhere to the working mode at home. A certain disadvantage is the isolation from the collective. For employers it is a risk of the Labour Code, when such an accident during work at home is assessed as work-related accident and the responsibility lies with the employer.


In the management of large firms falls on twelve men only one woman

The statutory bodies of hundreds of the largest Czech companies active women are represented only a mere 7.6 percent. Diameter of the European Union, whiletwelve percent. According to the European Commission are such figureswoefully low. Therefore, the European Commission plans to discuss regulatory measures that could restructure the management of companies listed on stock exchanges, in aratio of about two men to one woman. “Some European countries have begun to adopt legislative measures that will open the way for women to the highest statutory body. In Norway, the quota is 40 percent of women in leadership any longer, now it introduced in France, where it must be met by 2016,” says Jan Spáčil the Deloitte Center for Corporate Governance, which statistics about the low numbers of women in publishedstatutory bodies. Czech Republic has no quotas not ready, the company is refusing to politiciansand pressuring them. But there is a project of the British Chamber of CommerceEquilibrium – mentoring talented women whose aim is to guide managersselected by the top management of companies. “10 to 20 selected women who have a desire to move their careers forward, toget himself free for a year about the so-called mentors, is already a successfulmanager or managers who will motivate, advise them and help realize theircareer goals,” Peter says Janíčková, executive director of the British chamber of Commerce. Last year’s first edition was in Janíčková very successful and talented women inall their careers advanced. “Three of the fifteen women have moved to workoutside the Czech Republic, three of them set up their own business, two otherpreviously returned from maternity leave back to work motivated and others rosein the hierarchy of their companies,” says Peter Janíčková and adds: “Withproject, the women realized a career where you are going, and how does onereconcile family and work. ”


New draft law: EU makes it harder to control illicit work

On Wednesday, the EU-commission presented a proposal for a new directive, which should help to defend the posted workers directives in a better way. This is necessary because employees who temporarily work in a foreign EU-country are often confronted with wage and social dumping. The commission’s aim is to improve the cooperation between national authorities. In addition, they want to facilitate the enforcement of workers’ rights.

However, the planned law regarding national control measures must also be seen in a critical light, for the draft law makes it more difficult to control illicit work.

For example in Germany, the Federal Customs Administration represented in its annual financial statements of 2011 in total 524 000 controlled employees and around 68 000 reviewed enterprises. The amount of loss due to black labour and illegal employment amounted 660 million € in 2011. Most of the posted workers labour on construction projects or in simple service occupations.

According to the draft law the EU member states may only implement controls, when they do not get the necessary information from the employer of the posted worker or from the country of origin. As the specialist community construction Berlin and Brandenburg criticises, the draft law reduces the opportunity for action. If the customs is only allowed to enter a construction site after getting an approval, it is too late. The construction project is finished and the illicit workers are away. It is necessary to react fast.

In addition, the member states are only allowed to control on the basis of determined measures. Under article nine the countries only could make use of the following administrative requirements and control measures: compulsory registration and obligation of data recording. Moreover, they can urge the availability of documents like an employment contract, a time sheet and a proof that wages are paid.

Another critical point is the fact that the member countries can only require a translation of documents which are not too long and do not correspond to usual standards. This regulation is a big problem for the customs, because they have to translate a document on their own, when it exceeds a defined length. This additional effort makes it more difficult for them to fight against illicit work.


Global labor market 2012 – worse than previous year

The challenge that governments are facing to create 600 million jobs over the next decade is not the most realistic mission when looking at today’s global labor market.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) sees this issue more pessimistic, because of the actuality of an overall weaker global economy. Despite the fact that 1.1 billion people were either unemployed or living in poverty is not a well perspective for people and especially not for youth employment as well as following generations of the global labor market. Regardless of Europe, the International Labor Organization could identify that in emerging economies such as in South America and East Asia the job creation was pushed by good economic conditions.
However, the overall growth concern was inspected based in the annual Global Employment Trend report, which deals with the overall employment sector and its labor market analysis, including the development, outlook and policy issues. Hence, 1.1 billion people, or to make it more clear, one in three workers worldwide is unemployed or living in poverty, despite all government efforts. Some parties sharing the opinion that because of the global labor markets’ worse assessment, the conditions of the crisis are still visible enormously. Based on the fact of ILO’s forecast for the next years, it has become much more pessimistic than last years with regard to the deceleration of the growth rate.
Looking at the fact, that there are 29 million fewer workers in the global labor force than in the forecast before the economic slowdown, which has begun three years ago, is quite alarming. Thus, these 29 million people are categorized of discouraged workers or even people that have just stopped looking for work, depending on several factors. For instance, many people think that they will not find a job anyhow and therefore not even looking for one. This issue is being prejudiced through bad influence from the society and peoples’ environmental surroundings. However, if these discouraged workers were actually counted to the total figure of jobless that global unemployment rate would even rise from 6% to 6.9%, which would be around 225 million people worldwide.
To sum up, it can be said that that all these figures and facts are quite terrifying, although factual. Especially young people have been affected by the job crisis and their future forecasts are quite rare and this why people need to face the truth in order to ensure for better prospects step by step for a better global labor market on the long term.

Sources: International Labor Organization (ILO) & Business News