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Recruitments and Education

Net employees in the last calendar year (2017)

In 2017, 49% of the companies saw an increase in the number of employees, while in 16% of the companies there was a decrease in the number of employees. Out of the aforementioned 49%, 38% of them have employed up to 10 new employees; 43% employed between 10 and 50 employees, while 19% of them employed more than 50 employees, including those that employed more than 100 employees. In 35% of the companies, there were no changes in the number of employees in 2017.



Planned Number of Net Additional Employees over the Next Three Years

63% of the companies planning to make new investments over the next three years also intend to hire additional workforce. Out of the aforementioned 63%, 38% are planning to employ between 10 and 50 employees, 26% plan to employ between 50 and 100 employees, while 5% plan to employ over 100 additional employees.


Expertise and Reliability of Human Resources in BiH

Investors assessed the expertise and reliability of human resources in BiH, where close to half of the respondents stated that they were satisfied with reliability of employees and their foreign languages skills (42%). To some extent, they are also satisfied with the ability of employees to adapt to job requirements (45%) as well as their starting knowledge (42%), while the investors were the least satisfied with the productivity of workers in BiH.


Plans for Additional Recruitments

According to previously collected data from the questionnaire, almost 90% of the FIC members will have a need for recruiting highly skilled professionals, mostly of technical and economic professions (mechanical and electrical engineers, developers, managers). The share of 28% is attributable to factory workers (technicians, welders, turners) and 24% to the workforce with secondary education in engineering, while only 7% of the respondents will have a need for secondary school graduates in the field economics. Among the extremely deficient occupations are electrical engineers, developers, agronomists and financial managers followed by technicians, sellers and welders. The three main recommendations for improving the education system in BiH in order to meet the needs of companies are: improved vocational training for high school and university students, more retraining opportunities and providing additional training for teaching staff in BiH.


A. Profile of Workers in Demand


B. Deficient Professions / Skills


C. Recommendations for Improving the Education System in BiH in order to Match Business Needs of the Market

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