Posts tagged as employees

Latvia has a big workforce, but it should be put to smart use

Thursday, October 3, 2019

While Latvian entrepreneurs often say it’s difficult to find employees in the country, Latvia still has a rather high unemployment rate and there’s a big reserve of labor, said Bank of Latvia economist Uldis Rutkaste at the Latvian central bank annual conference. He said that labor availability is a problem that’s getting bigger by the day, but nevertheless there are many unemployed people in Latvia who lack the skills employers require.…

The Baltic countries are the “Westworld” for NATO soldiers

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Road accidents, fighting in the streets and in bars, broken shop windows and cars, mountains of garbage, sexual harassment – this is the “Westworld” for NATO soldiers in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. On June 7, 2018, four armored personnel carriers of the US Army, Stryker, collided in a major road accident in the Prienai district. 13 US troops sought medical assistance. Another accident happened on the night of June 9…

Question of higher minimum wage should be agreed upon with employers and employees

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Raising the minimum wage must not be just a political decision, the matter must be agreed upon with employers and employees at the National Trilateral Cooperation Council, as Latvian Employers’ Confederation told LETA. The Employers’ Confederation believes that the decision to increase the minimum wage must be carefully assessed. “Do ministries know how much a higher minimum wage will cost the state and municipal budgets? What effect will it have…

Employers in Latvia will not be allowed to demand foreign language skills from employees for no reason

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Employers in Latvia will not have the right to request foreign language skills from employees if their duties do not include the use of foreign languages. This is provided by amendments to the Labour Law approved by the Saeima in the third and final reading on Thursday, 1 November. If employees’ duties do not include the use of foreign languages, employers will not have the right to deny them the…

25 Ideas for Building Fun into Your Work Setting

Friday, April 6, 2018

1) Hire competent employees who already value fun and have a sense of humor. If you begin with employees who already have humor and fun as part of their personality and style, they will automatically bring these qualities to their job. They will already have the skills you want to nurture throughout the organization. A core of people with strong humor skills is one of the most important keys to…