Teachers get new job website
BECAUSE only 10 HR experts choose teachers and pedagogical workers for thousands of schools, Slovakia’s biggest job website, Profesia.sk, launched the Edujobs.sk project, enabling all kinds of schools enrolled in the schooling network to publish job offers on the website free of charge, the Hospodárske Noviny economic daily wrote. Edujobs serves both schools and people looking for work in the education sector. Profesia.sk won the Via Bona prize for the project, granted by the Pontis Foundation in the category of Fair Player in the Market.
More women seeking part-time work
THE SHARE of women in Slovakia wanting to work part time has increased by 3 percentage points to 28 percent in the last five years. This is based on data from the biggest job website in Slovakia, Profesia.sk, the TASR newswire reported in mid May. “The share of offered part-time jobs is around 6 percent in the long term,” said Marcela Glevická, spokesperson of Profesia.sk, as quoted by TASR, adding that companies looked for 7,880 part-time employees last year. Firms searched most often to fill positions like administrative worker, shop assistant, sales representative, assistant, telephone operator, programmer and specialised sales representative.
On the other hand, some companies provide their employees with benefits in the form of flexible work time. Based on Profesia.sk’s remuneration survey, Platy.sk, 19 percent of Slovaks receive such a benefit. “People working in the IT sector can work when it is the most comfortable for them, as 40 percent of IT companies declare flexible work time,” said Glevická. Flexible work time is most common in positions in insurance, translation, top management and telecommunications, according to Profesia.sk.
IT is in project is launched
IN VIEW of the high measure of unemployment among young people, the non-profit organisation Aptech Europe, with support from the Accenture company and the job website Profesia.sk, launched a Slovak educational project called “IT v kurze” or “IT is in” in English. Its goal is to increase IT skills among young people and thus help improve their opportunities in the labour market, Aptech Europe wrote in its press release. “Unemployment among young people is 32 percent in Slovakia, and the majority of them are secondary school and university graduates from the humanities fields,” said Tomáš Božik from Aptech Europe. “Through the project we want to increase the attractiveness of IT employment and help unemployed graduates apply themselves in the field and thus launch a successful career.” He added that for several years now Aptech Europe has provided education and training of young people in the field of IT and brings academics closer to the real needs of the labour market, which is experiencing a chronic lack of qualified IT specialists.
Slovaks satisfied with their jobs
WHILE more than one half of working Slovaks are satisfied with their jobs, they do not rank among the most satisfied employees in Europe. Those most satisfied with their work are the Swedes, according to Poštová Banka ’s analysis based on data from the Special Eurobarometer 408 survey about the social climate, published in October 2013. “Satisfaction with one’s job situation is an important factor, thanks to which the person can be positively attuned at work,” Eva Sadovská, analyst with Poštová Banka said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “Thanks to this, he or she simultaneously becomes more productive or creative, which the employer will acknowledge, too. The survey showed that more than half of Slovaks are satisfied with their work, but only 8 percent of Slovaks evaluated their job situation as “very good” and 43 percent of Slovaks used the evaluation “good”. While Swedes are the most satisfied with their job situation (81 percent), Greece came in at the opposite end, where only about one fifth of its citizens are satisfied with their jobs and more than one half are dissatisfied. Compiled by Spectator staff