According to a report by Ernst & Young, Poland is the second country in Europe in terms of investment attractiveness. - It is a very good piece of news, but we should not forget that the ranking applies to the managers’ perception that does not fully convey the scale of real action being taken – says an expert of the Employers of Poland, Agata Wancio.
The expert of the Employers of Poland points out that in 2011 there was in Poland a significant decrease in both the number of investment projects carried out by foreign companies (37%) and the number of newly created jobs (15%) associated with the implementation of the projects.
What do we gain by attracting new investment projects from overseas? We primarily gain jobs related to the relatively low costs. You should keep in mind that it will not be enough to our economy in the long run, since along with the increase in remuneration, a reallocation of projects to cheaper countries may happen.
The good news is a growing attractiveness of our country related to the deployment of service centres, especially those ones that are more specialized. It is the skilled employees (apart from low labour costs and increasing productivity) that favour the integration of Poland into international processes of outsourcing. The Employers of Poland, however, point out two critical issues - the necessity of improvement in the quality of education and in the appreciation of the so-called soft competencies.