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Introduction

The central European country Poland has a vibrant, cultural background. It has a diverse geography, and the land is blessed with beautiful sceneries. Everything appealing to the eyes, from palaces and handcrafted jewelry to food and cuisine, is present here. 

By 2020 March, Covid-19 had spread across Poland. This pandemic had severe effects on the economic sector as well. But according to government and institution measures in response to Covid-19 by KPMG, the Government of Poland supports the system through financial packages and support. Poland is currently rising from the aftermath of the pandemic. It was among the least affected places in the European Union.

According to the OECD Better Life index, Poland performs well in some measures of well-being based on data. According to them: Poland, compared to the average, has better health status, education, jobs and earnings, the balance of work and life, social security, civic engagement, and housing facilities.

Overview of Poland

Population: 38 million 

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): USD 59,5858.2 million (in 2019)

Economic Overview:

According to the World Bank organization, the Polish economy was the least affected by Covid-19. However, the GDP dropped around 3% in 2020. It was the first output contraction in more than 20 years. Well-planned financial programs were introduced to reduce poverty and increase growth. The business environment improved along with its wages. 

Poland faced challenges during the pandemic. The government sector tried to support the economy by ensuring the fluidity of money and supporting their people by using good policies. Also, the aging population poses problems for the labor supply. All the sectors would be rejuvenated soon with the decline of the pandemic’s intensity and cases.

Market Size:  According to a report by the International Trade Administration, Poland has a dynamic market. Foreigners are drawn to invest in the place due to the quality of life, education, competitive workforce, and locational significance.

It is the largest single market among the new EU states. Poland has the tenth largest economy based on the GDP growth in 2019 (592 billion USD), and on average, its growth is 4%, according to the World Bank.

There are many factors like the increase in exports, infrastructure spending, and capital investment by foreign agencies (especially US-based firms), low unemployment, and increased wages contributing to the developments in the economic sector. Poland holds a record trade of bilateral goods of USD 14.33 billion, an approximately 6.55 increase from previous years.

Poland’s exports are valued at USD 264 billion in 2019. The chief exporters, according to the International Trade Administration, are as follows:

table> Major Exporters Percentage of Export

Germany

27.6%

Czech Republic

6.1%

UK

6%

France

5.8%

Italy

4.6%

Netherlands

4.4%

Russia

3.1%

USA

2.9%

Cost of Living

The average cost of living in Poland :

Monthly Expenses Average Cost in USD ($)

Rent for one-bedroom apartments

$540 - $1190

Food (From groceries and provisions to meals three times a day in a hotel)

$185 - $550

Transportation (Monthly pass to Daily travel)

$30 - $60

Others (Utilities, health, and entertainment)

$300 - $200

Total Approximately (Average)

$550 - $957

Living expenses in major regions of Poland:

Major Cities in Poland Average expense monthly ($)

GDANSK

$700 - $2500

POZNAN

$600 - $2100

WROCLAW

$540 - $2100

KATOWICE

$540 - $1900

LODZ

$580 - $1950

KRAKOW

$600 - $2100

WARSAW

$700 - $2400

BIALYSTOK

$540 - $1900

Cost of Renting

Cost of renting a house based on location :

Major cities in Poland Average monthly Rent (in USD)

GDANSK

$600 - $1500

POZNAN

$500- $1200

WROCLAW

$550 - $1250

KATOWICE

$420 - $880

LODZ

$350 - $950

KRAKOW

$500 - $1500

WARSAW

$650 - $1800

BIALYSTOK

$250 - $650

AVERAGE MONTHLY INCOME:

$2000

Hiring Cost

Average monthly salary for various job profiles:

Job profiles in Poland Average monthlAverage range of monthly Salary (in USD)

Finance & Accounting specialist

$650 - $2250

Java Specialist

$950 - $3300

Data analyst

$580 - $7000

Engineer (highest paid job)

$536 - $7000

Blue-collar employees (operators, specialists, tailors, electricians)

$800 - $1300

Trade (food, medicines, electronics, salespersons, brand representatives)

$1000

HR (recruiters, specialists, staff managers)

$1800

Customer support

$1300

Content writer

$1500

Logistics specialists (managers of delivery, transport, marketing, operations)

$2500

Average Salary Range: $500 - $9000

The salary range is average, and the maximum salary is more than this. It includes all the housing, transport, and benefits. The salary range varies for each job.

The most demanding and sure job in Poland is that of an engineer. In industries and service sectors, engineers are required. Even foreigners with experience, skills, and Polish language competence have scope. The research sector also demands skilled professionals.

Top skills in Poland

Specific skills required for remote jobs:

  1. Technical knowledge: When compared to the salary ranges of job profiles in Poland, a person with technical knowledge either in hardware or software can get a high-paid job. There is a high demand for work ranging from website development to software engineering. So, the workers are expected to have skills ranging from simple software operations and accounting to cloud computing or AI.
  2. Communication skills (preferably in Polish): In Poland, it is preferred to know the Polish language as it could easily help in fetching a job and communicating with clients and coworkers. 
  3. Interpersonal skills: There are a lot of service sector jobs, and these jobs demand the skill of interaction. Soft skills like proper communication and good interaction are required for these jobs.
  4. Mathematical skills, critical thinking, and higher-order problem-solving capacities: To resolve the customers’ problems and suggest possible options, logical thinking is required. Also, to provide new and authentic content that creates higher-order thinking skills have to be developed. Mathematical skills are essential to finding accounting and finance jobs.
  5. Flexibility and time management: To meet the deadlines and to find a work-life balance, the workers should know the art of planning. This reduces stress and makes the available time more productive.

The leading job sectors in Poland are as follows:

  • Automotive and Aerospace
  • Information technology (hardware and software)
  • Food production
  • Transportation 
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Financial services
  • Energy sector. 
  • Business
  • Service sector
  • Research

Specific Skills required for the jobs:

HR:

  • Communication skills
  • Expertise in the fields
  • Advising and coaching 
  • Proactivity

Media Marketing:

  • Communication skills 
  • Language fluency
  • Higher-order

Content Writing:

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Language fluency

Web Developer:

  • Technical skills 
  • Creativity
  • Logical Thinking

Customer Service:

  • Language skills
  • Self- discipline
  • Patience
  • Communication skills

Software Engineer:

  • Technical Skills
  • Imagination, 
  • Out-of-the-box thinking

Future of Work

The world’s economy has indeed been affected by the pandemic. But it won't reduce the options as well as opportunities to work. By 2022, a huge number of opportunities are expected to rise quickly, which has been stated by many firms. The workers have to develop their skills to meet the requirements of work. Employers need to have more finesse in selecting and recruiting the top talent required for their fields. Opportunities for freelancing and entrepreneurship are also on the rise.

Employment Laws in Poland

There are many essential labor laws that the employer needs to know about recruitment.

Area Specification

Employment Contracts

Written contracts should have legal support. Knowledge about Contract law is required.

Basic Pay

The minimum Salary scale varies from place to place in Poland. For example, the Minimum Salary in Warsaw $700 and in Poland $560. So the employer should be aware of the basic pay.

Tax payments and cycles

Knowledge about tax for each job is required.

Working hours

There are laws related to the number of working hours. It varies based on the type of job.

Vacations

Employers should know about the holidays.

Security

Health benefits, insurance of workers, and the laws related to it.

Employee Capital Plans (PPK)

There is a voluntary pension saving system in Poland for all persons paying social security contributions, regardless of the form of employment.

Conclusion: How Can Skuad Help You With Hiring in Poland?

Hiring in Poland is a multi-faceted task requiring in-depth knowledge of the laws, trends, hiring costs, living costs city-wise, and more. Skuad comes onboard as a one-stop solution handling every minute aspect of recruitment. It gives you the freedom and time to focus on your project and expansion plans without any hiring-related stress. Connect with Skuad Experts to know more.

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