Employees expect higher wages, but most smaller companies will have a hard time finding sources to finance raises.
In 2014, small companies with 10– 49 employees, spent 41 bln PLN on wages and contributions – ca. 4.4 thousand a month per employee.
Big companies spent much more – 182 bln PLN, 5.6 thousand PLN per month per employee, as shown by GUS figures.
– Such differences result from the fact that small companies are usually active in sectors where the value created largely depends on human labour – explains Łukasz Kozłowski, expert of Employers of Poland. This is the case a.o. in trade and services. – Accounting offices, legal offices or cleaning companies are good examples of that – they do not require significant investments, but human capital is extremely important – he adds.