ATTITUDES OF MANAGERS TOWARDS DISADVANTAGED GROUPS ON THE LABOUR MARKET IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
The issue of equal opportunities in the labour market is a highly topical issue, requiring the public attention. Considering that the Slovak Republic is already more than ten years a member of the European Union, it is necessary to address the issue not only on the national but also on the supranational level. The institutions of the European Union, using various instruments and taking complementary actions are trying to ensure equal opportunities in the labour market of the EU.
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René Pawera, Vladimíra Pazderová, Marian Šuplata
Discrimination, employers, labour market, managers, organisation, Slovak Republic
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Discrimination is a serious long-term problem, being faced by all parts of our society, including the labour market. This is particularly a case for some vulnerable groups who in search for an…více
Discrimination is a serious long-term problem, being faced by all parts of our society, including the labour market. This is particularly a case for some vulnerable groups who in search for an employment are facing serious problems.
The aim of this paper is to focus on the current situation of disadvantaged groups on the labour market of the Slovak Republic from the point of view of managers of selected organisations. By the method of questionnaire survey of the managers we were examining their attitudes towards selected disadvantaged groups on the labour market. Furthermore we examined the motives of the managers in relation to the employment of selected candidates pointing to the discriminatory or nondiscriminatory behaviour of managers on the Slovak labour market. In our research we also focus on the evolution of the labour market in terms of disadvantaged groups in order to identify whether any change of the situation of selected groups of participants on the labour market occurred.
The purpose of our analysis also is to verify whether managers discriminate selected groups of participants on the labour market intentionally and whether there exists any shift in the perception of these groups by the managers.
In order to fulﬁl this objective we conducted a questionnaire survey focused on selected managers of organisations, in two reference periods: 2008 and 2014.
The target group of the survey was composed of both public and private companies that carry out their activities on the territory of the Slovak Republic during the period of conducting the research.