On the Polish labor market in 2015-2019 there were many very significant changes. The level of unemployment at that time became record low, which in turn led to serious problems among employers in finding employees suitable for given positions. Due to the notorious lack of hands to work, entrepreneurs often decide to drastically reduce the requirements for potential subordinates. On the other hand, they for their part present ever greater expectations as to the conditions of pay and work (not only financial).
Recent research by Grant Thornton Polska has shown that over the past few years, the number of requirements for potential employees by entrepreneurs has decreased from around seven to just over five. Less often, attention is paid to both education and minimal experience. Similarly, subordinates’ knowledge of foreign languages is often no longer a priority for managers. Generally speaking, in many cases in the current labor market situation good intentions and possibly a driving license are sufficient to take up employment. This applies above all to manual workers, among whom the largest deficits of employees are recorded.
Jobseekers are well aware of the fact that they can now choose their offers at will. Hence, their expectations towards employers are rising. It is not only about financial requirements, but also various additional privileges. Currently, employees willingly use sports and medical packages. They find it less attractive to use a car and a business phone, and to organize free training.