Majority of employers under pressure to effect wage hikes

More than 70 percent of employers are feeling considerable pressure for wage hikes from employees or jobseekers compared to January this year, according to a survey by the Hays recruitment agency. The majority of companies said they were resisting an across-the-board wage increase to make up for inflation, preferring to increase wages individually and use perks such as extra holidays and home office as an added bonus. A survey by ManpowerGroup this week indicated significant movement on the Czech labour market with 33 percent of companies saying they plan to hire new employees and 22 percent planning to downsize.