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Education and the Labor Market

  • Adjusting to the era of knowledge society
    by Patrik Tomeš, December 02, 2016
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    Governments around the world strive to provide all children with access to inclusive and equitable quality education. Through schooling, each country tries to equip children with skills, competence and character qualities that will make them successful in their professional and private lives. Besides individual well-being it is the prosperity of societies that is at stake and education policy makers are aware of that. 

  • Education in a fluid world: how to prepare for changes
    by Patrik Tomeš, December 02, 2016
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    It is becoming apparent that traditional education is no longer able to equip young people with necessary skills, and unless education quickly undergoes substantial change, Slovakia will not manage a transition into the upcoming age of technological and social development. The change must happen in the way we think of education.  

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    The level of financial literacy of Slovak 15 year-olds is below the OECD average. About one-fifth of students do not even have a basic level of knowledge. These are the results of PISA testing in 2012 on the ability of students to take effective financial decisions and make financial plans.  

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    Dual Education in Slovakia was launched in September 2015. The press pointed out the initial limited success or perhaps the partial failure of the concept.  The number of interested employers dropped from 170 to 89 companies joining the scheme, which meant that of the original 1448 students, only 444 were offered a place. However, this academic year, the number of employers has increased to 142 and the number of trainees increased to 1121. 

  • A long path to a functional education system
    by Patrik Tomeš, December 02, 2016
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    Vladimír Burjan has been one of the most vocal and respected critics of the deficiencies of the Slovak education system for years. His criticism has always been constructive, based on his first-hand experience. His experience covers more than three decades in various positions within the education field. Earlier this year, he accepted the position of an external advisor to the current Minister of Education, a move which was not completely expected. However, his motivation remains unchanged – to use every opportunity to improve the Slovak education system.

  • Slovakia among top destinations for the SSC sector
    by Patrik Tomeš, December 02, 2016
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    The sector of shared service centers represents one of the key divisions of Grafton Slovakia. For more than six years, Grafton Slovakia delivers comprehensive analyses for the Slovak SSC/BPO (Shared Service Centers/Business Process Outsourcing) industry while providing qualified monitoring of HR trends in this particular segment. Interesting facts and key trends in SSC/BPO are presented by Katarína Bobotová, Operations Manager Slovakia.

  • Executive search: current trends and challenges
    by Patrik Tomeš, December 02, 2016
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    The 2016 World Executive Search Congress took place on September 26 and 27 in London. This article summarizes three trends which dominated the discussions and are most likely to shape the future of the global headhunting industry.

  • Sabbatical leave in Slovakia
    by Patrik Tomeš, December 02, 2016
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    Sabbatical leave is a relatively unknown term to many people in Slovakia. It was introduced here in its formal sense by international companies but as yet has not been given any legal status in Slovak legislation. It is an opportunity offered by an employer to employees as a reward for the loyalty and dedication they have demonstrated to that employer. It enables the employees to take a well-earned break and to recharge batteries or pursue personal interests.

  • New regulation of cross-border posting of workers
    by Patrik Tomeš, December 02, 2016
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    As of June 18, 2016, a new Act No. 351/2015 Coll., on cross-border cooperation in the posting of employees for the performance of work during the provision of services came into effect.

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