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How to attract and retain talent in the Czech Republic’s candidate-short market
2022 was a challenging year for both professionals and businesses. Employees had to adapt to new ways of working while also being concerned for their health during the pandemic. Job security was also a worry during Covid, with a number of professionals in the country being made redundant. Due to the current cost-of-living crisis, these concerns have become a key focus for many again, and we may see even fewer professionals willing to leave their jobs this year, with the risk of being ‘last in, first out’. This will further exacerbate the current talent shortage felt across the Czech Republic.The turbulent economic effects of the past few years will still be with us in 2023. Of course, we are all hopeful the country will regain some stability and start to see some growth. The key is to ensure your business model is agile and responsive to the changing market and employee needs, and to ensure you are attracting and retaining talent that can help your business flourish. Organisations have been struggling to find the talent they need through traditional sourcing methods this year, as there are fewer professionals actively seeking employment. Here are some top tips to attract and retain talent this year:Streamline your recruitment processDue to limited talent pools, employers should look to minimise the number of stages within their recruitment process. An unnecessarily long process will most likely lead to your potential hire dropping out and accepting an offer elsewhere. Talented professionals have their pick of roles – so if they are right for your business, you need to act fast.Be flexible with requirementsWe have noticed recently that some hiring managers are less concerned with industry experience and technical skills than they once were, and many are being more flexible with their requirements. There are many professionals with transferable skills that can be trained in-house. Similarly, hiring junior professionals and providing them with training and development opportunities is a great way to access more talent. Look for people with good communication skills who collaborate well, have good problem-solving skills, are quick to adapt and, above all, have the ability to learn new things in a constantly changing environment. Offer meaningful benefits Employers need to ensure they are offering employees the benefits they actually want. There is no point spending money on rewards such as company mobile phones if no one wants them, as it does not add value to your offering. Instead, consider benefits that will meaningfully improve your employees’ lives.Many people across the country are still experiencing challenges with their mental health because of the societal, economic and political turbulence of recent years. Employers who can offer progressive mental health and wellbeing policies, flexible working opportunities, and a good company culture will be in a better position to secure the best professionals this year. To help inform our 2023 salary guide, we surveyed 433 professionals in the Czech Republic to find out what benefits they receive and what benefits are the most desirable when/if they are looking for a new job. The top-three most desirable benefits were an annual salary increment, with 60% naming this their top benefit, flexible working hours (54%) and a four-day working week (47%). Those that can offer these will be in the best position to attract and retain talent this year.Offer a competitive salary Offering a competitive salary is vital in today’s economic climate. While many businesses are struggling to manage their own costs, they are also having to increase pay to attract the talent they need to help their business grow. By ensuring your salaries match up with the average, you will have an advantage in the labour market. This will become even more important as the cost of living continues to rise and professionals demand higher pay as a result.To find the average salaries for the most common job roles across multiple sectors, download our 2023 Czech Republic salary guide today.
Reed’s Czech Republic salary guide 2023
Use our salary guide to compare the average salary in the Czech Republic by sector - a resource for both employers and employees.Our 2023 salary guide looks at average salaries in the Czech Republic and benefits across eight sectors. The guide uses data from jobs posted in the Czech Republic to highlight key trends and insights, enabling you to benchmark average salaries for your workforce. Or if you are unsure of what your net wage should be, use this wage calculator to find out what you should, or could, be earning. Download our free guide now to compare average salaries and benefits across the Czech Republic. Entering 2023, the landscape looks uncertain, with the majority of EU countries battling rising inflation rates. On top of this, the workforce in the Czech Republic has shrunk, with the demand for workers, alongside the ongoing impact of the pandemic, affecting the skills gaps across several sectors. It’s more important than ever in the volatile, candidate-driven market we’re in, that you check your salaries and benchmark against your competition to ensure you can attract and retain the right professionals to your workforce. Using data from jobs posted by Reed, our 2023 Czech Republic salary guide is the ultimate salary checker. By using our guide to inform your average salary, you’ll understand what jobs are worth across all regions in the country, helping you to stand out when looking for new employees or searching for a new role. Who is this salary guide designed for? Whether you’re looking to find out what your current net wage should be, what the next step on the career ladder could see you earning, or whether you are paying your team enough for the work they do, our salary guide allows you to compare salaries across the Czech Republic – from accountancy and finance jobs through to the latest technology roles. Take advantage of our guide and use it as a salary calculator throughout 2023. Are you an employer looking for benchmarking advice? You can use our salary guide to compare salaries and benefits, allowing you to ensure your remuneration packages are up to date and on par with competitors. At a time when talent is tight, you must stay ahead of the game to appeal to those looking to jump ship. Failure to do so could leave job application numbers low and your competition thriving. Are you trying to find out what you should be earning? Use our 2023 net wage calculator to know your worth, help you decide on a new job you have been offered, or even plan your next step on the career ladder – would you earn enough if you were to change sector? What sectors does our salary guide cover? The Reed 2023 Czech Republic salary guide assess salaries and benefits across the following eight sectors: Accountancy & finance Banking Engineering HR & business support Multilingual shared services Procurement & supply chain Sales & marketing Technology So, whether you’re looking to hire a chief accountant, business controller, HR business partner, sales representative, or marketing manager, or if you’re trying to find out what you should be earning as a private banker, or IT manager, you can use Reed’s guide for reassurance. Why download the Reed Czech Republic salary guide? It’s the most reliable salary guide in the Czech Republic, based on jobs that come to our specialist recruitment team. We highlight the average net income for roles across the eight sectors listed above, give you a lower and upper salary scale, and compare average salary growth over the past four years. On top of this, our guide features insights from our specialism experts who give an overview of the sector on a national level and what to expect from the jobs market in 2023. With rich data at your fingertips, you can ensure you are best informed to make the right choices. How can the Reed salary guide help with my benefits/rewards benchmarking? We surveyed Czech workers to help further inform you. You can read the full highlights in the ‘Our survey says’ section of the guide. Key findings from our research include: 20% said they are ‘somewhat unhappy’ with their current salary, with six per cent reporting to be ‘very unhappy’ with it. When asked why they are unhappy, 46% of respondents said it was because it had not risen with the cost of living. The top three benefits people receive are flexible working hours (46%), health insurance (41%), and a company mobile phone (41%). When asked what they desired when looking for a new job, 60% would find an annual salary increment to be one of the most attractive benefits followed by flexible working hours (54%), and a four-day working week (47%). To help you make an informed choice on all things salary and benefits, download our salary guide using the button above.
The path to success in phone interviews
Covid-19 has reduced the number of face-to-face interviews. This means organisations need to use phone or video interviews to assess jobseekers. While some are continuing to use phone interviews as a method of filtering applicants, others requiring quick turnarounds are using easy-to-arrange phone interviews as the only stage in the process.Phone interviews present different experience to face-to-face and video interviews. It might seem like a relief not to have an interviewer scrutinising your appearance and body language, but it also means it can be harder for you to make a good impression on them.Below are some tips to ensuring you give the best phone interview you possibly can:Prepare like it is a face-to-face interviewRegardless of whether your interviewer is using this as a single interview or as a first interview to shortlist candidates, you should still prepare as though this is a face-to-face meeting.Find out as much as you can about the organisation who you would be working for. Research your interviewer and what they do at the company. List your key achievements and areas which demonstrate your skills.Make sure that you write down any questions you want to ask. A phone interview is an ideal time to find out more about the role you have applied for, company culture and personal development opportunities.Have your preparation to handWhen preparing for a face-to-face interview, it is important to memorise information, as consistently referring to pieces of paper does not create a flowing conversation and can count against you.In a phone interview, an interviewer cannot see you referring to your notes, so you can do this much more often than in a face-to-face setting.As part of your preparation, make a note of any important figures you can quote back to your interviewer, such as your sales figures, number of customers you have helped and other areas where you have gone above and beyond targets.Have your CV and anything else you used in your application to hand, such as a cover letter, to ensure that you can refer to what you have listed on them; your interviewer will be doing the same.However, do not fall into the trap of simply reading off a piece of paper, as this will be apparent to your interviewer. Instead, drop any information in naturally, ensuring that conversation continues to flow freely.Communicate clearly and conciselyIt is more difficult to have a naturally flowing conversation over the phone than face to face. There are actions you can take to help the conversation progress naturally.The most important element is listening hard to your interviewer. Take on board all elements of their questions, making a note of anything that seems particularly important, in case they refer back to it later.Always leave a pause when an interviewer stops speaking, just to make sure that you are not interrupting them. This pause will also give you some time to frame your answer in your mind.When answering questions, put on your best ‘telephone voice’ and speak with enthusiasm and energy. Enunciate as much as you can, not forgetting to breathe. Having a glass of water to hand will also help you.Just because there is no visual element, it does not mean you have to speak as much as possible. Well-formed, concise answers will make a far better impression than you rambling to make the same point over five minutes that you could have made in 30 seconds.Finally, before the interview begins, make sure you can take the call in a quiet area where you will not be interrupted.By following these steps, and applying face-to-face interview practice, you will make a great impression on your potential employer.If you are looking for a job, permanent or temporary, across one of our 20 specialisms, contact your local Reed office.