The problems of European economy and the role of human capital in building competitive advantage – these topics were among the issues touched on by the participants of the first Human Capital CEE Congress in Poland. The congress is the biggest event in the country concentrating on both HR and economy and was attended by experts from all over Central and Eastern Europe. It was held under the patronage of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy. President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski was among the panelists.
President Malinowski and Minister Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz have opened the main section of the congress with an Oxford debate on migration as a challenge for human capital management.
14.7 percent of Poles who are currently active or potentially active on the labour market are considering moving abroad to work in the next 12 months – 6 percentage points lower than at the start of this year. Despite that, over 1 million Poles are still determined to emigrate and 27 percent of them intend to move permanently – such are the indications of the “Poles’ job migration” report prepared by Work Service and CEED Institute. The most popular destinations are Germany (31 percent), Great Britain (30 percent) and Norway (10 percent). Young people are still the most interested age group. Every second person younger than 35 is considering leaving the country.
However, less people are willing to emigrate, Compared to the last edition, conducted in March 2015, the number of people who certainly do not want to move abroad has increased by 7 percentage points.