Zlín in Brno, Brno in Prague. Most employees think that they will find a well-paid job better in the west of the republic than in the east of their residence. This was shown by a summer survey prepared for the personnel company Předvýběr.cz by the STEM / MARK agency.
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But when he has a stop to move due to work, taking out of work suddenly patriots. 57.7 percent of respondents think that it is possible to find the best job in the region where they live. “The numbers clearly illustrate the reluctance of Czechs to move for work,” comments František Boudný, director of the Předvýběr agency.
Even employers who look around first know this. “Almost half of our employees are directly from Pardubice, if they commute, it is usually not more than about 20, mostly Přelouč, Chrudim and surrounding smaller villages,” says Martin Vencl, spokesman for the Pardubice company Explosia, which has five hundred employees. .
He adds that only units of employees commute from more distant places. “In the case of the recruitment campaign, we focus mainly on Pardubice and its immediate surroundings, precisely because the people of the workers’ professions that we are looking for above all are not very willing to travel greater distances,” concludes Vencl.
It is similar in other parts of the countries, the size of the company and its production focus does not affect the greater willingness to go to work further from home. People from one part of the country usually do not even know that someone is looking for someone to work for the region.
“We have employees from the immediate area. Mostly the district of Ústí nad Labem and neighboring. If we obtained it, we advertised in regional sections or special supplements, “says Jan Holub, HR manager of Ústí nad Labem metal production Aperam Stainless Services & Solutions Tubes CZ.
Professions such as administration or sales, which companies are looking for in the region where they have to trade, are a little different. This often involves external recruitment agencies.
“In which cases are our employees working in the Pilsen brewery directly from Pilsen and the surrounding area. When recruiting, we primarily address applicants from the region. The situation is the same with our other breweries, the employees of the brewery in Velké Popovice are mostly from Central Bohemia and Prague, the brewery in Nošovice mainly from the Moravian-Silesian region. In the case of senior management positions, we address candidates across the country, “responds Zdeněk Kovář from Plzeňský Prazdroj.
From the Haná plains to the Brno hills
In which region is it possible to get the best job?
Source: Předvýběr.cz, an online survey of the Czech National Panel was conducted on a representative sample of 506 participants in the Internet population aged 18 to 64 who work.
And which regions win over their inhabitants? The best rating was given by the people of Prague to the capital, the silver belongs to the Pilsen region, the bronze went to South Moravia. Karlovy Vary, on the other hand, received the worst evaluation from its own inhabitants.
If we do not manage to get a good job in the immediate vicinity, they look more to the west, where we find greener grass, more interesting offers and, above all, higher salaries. And it starts in the very east of the country.
“We mainly employ people from the Zlín region, we also have several Slovaks among our employees, but they live in Zlín or the surrounding area. We cooperate with one personnel agency, which provides us with employees from Hungary, “says Kateřina Martykánová from the Zlín company Spur.
Workers from abroad also help at the Viva Kovárna in Zlín, which employs 450 people. “We have about twenty people from abroad, they stay in the Czech Republic for a long time. Several people are from agencies and they mostly live in hostels and are not local, “says the foreman of the forge, Martin Lutonský.
The Bosch plant in Jihlava also turns to the eastern part of the country and beyond its borders. “Most regular employees have a permanent residence in the Vysočina region. We focus our recruitment strategy on both local and foreign sources of labor. The situation on the labor market in the Czech Republic remains tense, we have a permanent shortage of labor, “notes Mojmír Kolář from Bosch.
Companies in Brno can again count on people from Haná or Slovácko. “Our employees are mostly from Brno and its surroundings, Blansko, Letovice, someone also travels from Kroměříž. I don’t count the sales representatives, they are from the regions they are in charge of, “says Radim Linka, CEO of lighting manufacturer Beghelli-Elplast.
This has been evident since the days of studies, when university students peek around universities. “Even though I’m closer to Zlín, I applied to Masaryk University in Brno. It is a student city, it has several great universities, there are more opportunities to get an interesting job, “thinks Tomáš, a graduate of the Kroměříž grammar school.
The countryside wants workers, Prague programmers
But the capital’s journey west for his dream job ends. From the national point of view, Prague is a working paradise, Central Bohemia is second and South Moravia is third. And the number of offers on the job website only confirms this. “If we compare individual regions according to the number of job offers, we record the most of them in the South Moravian, Central Bohemian and Prague regions,” proves Michal Novák from the Profesia.cz job portal.
People from the “countryside” trust the capitals, even though the pandemic affected the labor market in the metropolis the most of all the Czech and Moravian regions. “In the capital, we recorded the largest percentage decline in bids compared to the situation before the pandemic, by 52 percent. The reason is the high representation of positions focused on subdued fields – tourism, gastronomic services and hospitality and related services, the sale of luxury goods and services as such, “compared to Michal Novák.
The greatest interest in the advertised positions is in Prague. The metropolis is also unique in that it offers completely different positions than the rest of the republic. Once in most countries, the list of the most sought-after professions is dominated by a production operator, warehouseman or salesman; in Prague advertisements, an administrative worker, programmer and sales representative are mostly represented. And the pressure is getting bigger and bigger.
“Which responded to the offer of 6.1 interests in 2019, now the average number of responses is close to 9. The highest number is currently in Prague in the Karlovy Vary region, we recorded the greatest interest in the South Bohemian region, by half,” says Michal Novák from Profesia.cz
The network administrator’s salary can vary by up to 15,000
A salary goes hand in hand with attractive work. If we compare salaries in the regions with other Prague, the South Moravian Region leads, the average of which stretches up Brno and its immediate surroundings, then the Pilsen and Central Bohemia regions. On the contrary, the average rating is in the Zlín, Olomouc and Karlovy Vary regions.
If we compare the highest average wage of a worker, including bonuses and bonuses, we get to 31,754 crowns in Pilsen, but in the Ústí nad Labem region it is only
22,937 crowns. The nurse earns the most in the Central Bohemian Region and to 33,384 crowns, None again in the Ústí nad Labem Region and to 26,088 crowns.
The administrator of the information system is the best financially rewarded in the Brno region, when he receives 49,904 crowns and the worst around Ústí nad Labem and Olomouc, where it is comfortably 36,514 and 36,681 crowns.
“In comparison, Prague intentionally does not figure, where the level of wages and salaries is higher, but in the last two years it has been growing more slowly,” adds Novák.