Human resources

Educational System   

Slovenia’s educational system is above the EU average as quoted in the EU learning indicator. Nearly  75 % of non-formal adult educating is related to the current needs of the Slovenian economy.

Brief statistics on national education, school year 2014/2015

Enrolment rate in secondary education

100% of population aged 15-18 years

Share of pupils in technical and vocational secondary programs

62.5% of population aged 15-18 years

Share of young people participating in tertiary education

47.7% of population aged 19-24 year

Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia

Characteristics of the workforce

Structure of Slovenia’s workforce by age groups, end of 2015

Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia

 

 

Delovno aktivno prebivalstvo po: OBČINE, SPOL, LETO , DOSEŽENA IZOBRAZBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spol - SKUPAJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Osnovnošolska ali manj

Srednješolska

Višješolska, visokošolska

Neznano

Osnovnošolska ali manj

Srednješolska

Višješolska, visokošolska

Neznano

Hoče - Slivnica

411

2447

665

6

311

2565

809

-

Kungota

139

620

146

5

112

598

198

-

Maribor

6768

36442

17448

53

4233

31497

19580

-

Ormož

680

2757

648

82

498

2506

815

-

Pesnica

233

939

278

30

188

994

340

-

Podvelka

84

278

65

16

82

295

80

-

Ptuj

1555

7472

2553

33

1246

7767

3089

-

Radlje ob Dravi

260

1262

321

11

208

1317

424

-

Ribnica na Pohorju

18

76

31

1

10

83

48

-

Ruše

264

1314

409

2

217

1260

439

-

Selnica ob Dravi

139

678

163

12

77

576

185

-

Slovenska Bistrica

1046

5086

1475

47

722

4977

1886

-

 

Labour Productivity

In the year 2015  Slovenia was still  considered as  the most productive of EU-13 new member states. In the years up to 2018 a further growth of labour productivity is projected – about 1.5% rate of the real growth.

Overall productivity, 2014

GDP (PPP) per person employed (in EUR)

Source: Institute of Macroeconomic analysis and development

Labour costs

Estimated gross annual labour costs per employee in Slovenia’s selected industries, 2016

INDUSTRIES

Unskilled
worker
(€)

Skilled
worker
(€)

Highly skilled
worker
(€)

Engineers and
professionals
(€)

Automotive

                   14,100

                 15,700

                   21,400

                      27,400

Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals       

    14,200

17,100

25,500

32,200

Electronics & Electrical

14,100

16,700

20,000

23,100

ICT

17,000

19,700

25,200

34,800

Logistics & Distribution

14,100

15,200

22,000

34,500

Machining & Metalworking

14,100

16,900

20,200

23,500

Wood-processing

14,100

15,100

17,100

24,400

Labour costs include: starting level gross wage, average supplement on active employment, annual holiday bonus, reimbursement of meal expenses, reimbursement of travel expenses to and from work, employer's social security contributions.

Not included: extra payments for burdens at work, part of payment for good work results (measured on an individual or group basis), part of payment for successful company operations.

 

Foreign Language Skills

The people of Podravje/Slovenia  are very flexible in regard of use of foreign languages. Slovenia belongs to the European top since 92% of the population is able to communicate in at least one world language and 67% can have a conversation in 2 foreign languages. Like elsewhere English is widely used foreign language. It is  followed by German, Italian, Croatian and Serbian language. Schools in Slovenia are obliged to offer two foreign languages already at the primary level.

Knowledge of major European languages

% who can conduct conversation in the particular language

Source: Institute of Macroeconomic analysis and development

English proficiency, 2014

Source: Institute of Macroeconomic analysis and development

 

Employment

The job-seekers from the EU member states are equal in getting employment with the Slovenia’s workers, they do not need the work permit as well.

The rights and obligations arising from employment relationship in Slovenia’s  Employment Relationship Act covers the rights and obligations from the employment relationship. Employment relationship can be additionally and specifically regulated also by the employment contracts themselves.

When the foreign citizens fulfill the conditions of the Act on Employment of Foreigners they can conclude the employment contract which is to be in the written form. The employment contract must contain all the elements required  by law. The employee and employer may agree on other additional rights and obligations.

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