Members of HR Committee met in Microsoft offices to discuss and plan upcoming activities. The discussion on retention of senior generation was moderated by Nadine MacDonald, Microsoft´s HR Lead.
Michal Nebeský of Citibank, re-elected to serve as AmCham president in 2017-18. He is joined on the Executive Committee by Ladislav Haškovec of Honeywell, Jan Brázda of Constellation, Michal Chour of Radisson Blu Alcron, Sanjiv Suri of Zátiší Group and Václav Novotný of Cordia Consulting. Our year-end report can be downloaded HERE. Projects for Prague, key economic infrastructure developments, unveiled by Bert Hesselink of CBRE, Chair of the AmCham Real Estate Council. Panel discussion on Future of Research feat. Vladimír Mařík of CertiCon, Andrea Kirschner of Eaton and Chad Brown, US Researcher held.
It sure does not hurt. “The office is the first impression people have of how it will be to work with you,” said Ladislav Kučera, the head of Hays, and chair of AmCham’s Human Resource Committee, “and that is becoming more and more important. A few years ago, the compensation you offered counted for 70-80% of a recruit’s decision. Now, it is 60%. Where you are located, the quality and style of your building, and the atmosphere in your office is a big part of that other 40%. You should not discount how much the decision is influenced by the recruit’s first impression when they walk in the building.”
The AmCham Board of Directors discussed our second half of 2017 advocacy plan and the potential impact of the parliamentary elections on the economy at its final meeting of the 2016-2017 membership year.