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  • Letter to Members by Peter Goliaš, Director of the Institute for Economic and Social Reforms (INEKO)
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Firms should raise their voice on the quality of education

  • Winning as one
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Deloitte Advisory Do all your people view themselves as part of separate entities or of one single organization? To what extent do your people really understand and buy into your specific strategies? How can you create an action plan that will resonate with and engage as many people as possible?

  • Getting regional
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: TARGET Executive Search The Slovak market is limited and as a result the Slovak labor market is limited as well. Not big news, I know, but sometimes it seems that not everyone is aware of this.

  • Building an international network of mentors and young scientists
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Ljuba Bachárová The globalization of research and development is characterized by changing patterns of international collaboration. In addition to classical formal collaborations between institutions, new more flexible patterns of collaboration are emerging, revealing with them many new possibilities.

  • Slovak business and Slovak academia: at a distance
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Vysoká škola managementu If asked the question “where does Slovak business-academic cooperation currently stand?” many respondents would spare words of praise. Our survey (conducted in the period of April-June 2011 on a sample of several thousands of students and teachers and several hundreds of employers) has brought unpleasant results.

  • Professional qualification: a weapon in the fight for talent
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: PwC The crisis of previous years saw many cost-saving measures being taken in the field of Human Capital, and the consequences of those measures are still perceptible. Following the Slovak CEO Survey conducted by PwC and Forbes, we learned that over 35% of businesses in the Slovak market reduced their headcount in 2010. However, many of them realized that they had released more staff than was actually needed, and in many cases they dismissed key talent which they now miss.

  • International college and career guidance
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: QSI International School International college and career guidance programs aim to help students make more informed educational and career choices. Among other things, these programs offer information on secondary course offerings, career options, the type of academic and occupational training needed to succeed in the workplace, and post-secondary opportunities associated with students‘ fields of interest.

  • Performance counseling: Four strategies for success
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: KNO Worldwide Something every supervisor must do periodically is appraise their staff performance. The key factor for success is the use of the proper strategy to drive the agenda for the meeting. Experience dictates that there are four key strategies to use for successful execution of these performance reviews, and the proper strategy choice is based on the overall performance of the employee.

  • Social networks: Not the place to slam your boss!
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: bnt attorneys-at-law In recent years the social networking phenomenon has exploded, which has resulted in almost everyone sharing personal experiences, photographs and opinions on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

  • Working flexibly
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Čarnogurský ULC The last, and it can be said the major, amendment to the Labor Code introduced changes in various legal regulations and provides employers with greater flexibility in scheduling of working time. This advantage has been reflected primarily in the wording of three legal regulations, namely the working time account (log sheet), flexitime account (log sheet) and changes to flexitime.

  • Employment termination: Faster, cheaper
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Allen & Overy On September 1, 2011, several important changes to the Slovak Labor Code took effect. Out of all the changes introduced by the latest Amendment1 to the Slovak Labor Code2, the new regulation governing employment termination appears to be most valued.

  • A non-competitive clause in the employment agreement
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Salans Europe LLP In a modern world with a constant flow of information, the protection of information assets has an increasingly higher value for the success of a firm. Organizations who know the value of their strategic information and knowledge skills try to protect themselves from their competitors.

  • Demand for payroll outsourcing is growing
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Accace The potential for outsourcing will continue to grow over the next 15 years. Marian Driensky, Managing Director of Accace for Czech Republic and Slovakia points out the added value of payroll outsourcing and the problems that can occur if the preparation process is neglected.

  • It may not be that easy...
    by AmCham , November 01, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Ružička Csekes In July 2011, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR) passed a rather extensive and long-expected amendment to the Labor Code, which in certain aspects materially changes the previously established procedures in such complicated relations as labor relationships undoubtedly are (LC Amendment). The LC Amendment came into force on 1 September 2011.

 
 
 
 
 
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