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Forms of Employment in SME Sector – Example from Slovakia
Forms of Employment in SME Sector – Example from Slovakia

Author(s): Enikő Korcsmáros
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy
Published by: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze
Keywords: SME; employment; atypical forms of employment; Slovakia
Summary/Abstract: Purpose: The rapidly changing market conditions of the 21st century caused the introduction of new forms of employment too. These forms of employment can be characterized by a distinct mark in terms of typical 8-hour employment, which is typical of the past. The basic aim of the research is to map the employment forms realized by small and medium-sized enterprises, especially the so-called atypical forms of employment. Design/methodology/approach:To achieve the aim of the research author have collected the data by completed questionnaire on sample of 320 SMEs. The primary data collection was implemented in the first half of 2017. Cross table, Chi-square test, standard deviations were used to verify the hypothesis based on two analysed assumptions. Findings:According of the results of this analysis there were no difference between the variables (the popular of the atypical patterns of the employment and the age of the company). Reflected in the value of standard deviation of the respondents’ opinion the most common reason the respondents mentioned were the administrative border and the management decision to insist on traditional patterns of employment. Research/practical implications:Based on our primary research we defined, that age of the company cannot predict how widespread the atypical employment patterns are within the company. Rejection of our assumption implies a further question regarding the age of the company and the presence of atypical employment patterns in the company. The most common reason why companies do not choose atypical patterns of employment were the administrative burden and the management decision. Originality/value: The original contribution and the main added value of the paper is mapping of the current situation in the SME sector in Slovakia regarding the applied forms of employment policy. Examining forms of employment within the SME sphere abstains in Slovakia. This is a complex problem of exploration,since neither the theoretical background is unclear about atypical forms of employment.

  • Page Range: 553-563
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English