Recruitment Aspects in the Agricultural Sector: Survey of Enterprises in the Czech Republic

DOI 10.7160/aol.2020.120205
No 2/2020, June
pp. 53-62

Drahotová, K., Adamová, M., Soukupová, N. and Jindrová, A. (2020) “Recruitment Aspects in the Agricultural Sector: Survey of Enterprises in the Czech Republic", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 53-62. ISSN 1804-1930. DOI 10.7160/aol.2020.120205.


Recruitment is one of the most important human resource management tools in the field of agriculture with reference to the current state of the labour market and the concept Agriculture 4.0. The first part of this article concentrates on the recruitment, on-line recruitment and recruitment methods. The second part evaluates the results of a quantitative survey carried out in the Czech Republic. The principal aim of this research project is to identify aspects in recruitment in the field of agriculture. Data were obtained by means of an electronic questionnaire completed by Czech agricultural enterprises (N=980). For data evaluation Chi-squared test was used. The survey shows that agricultural enterprises mostly prefer traditional methods for recruitment i.e. employee referral – 91.4%; internal recruitment – 81.4%. If on-line recruitment is used, then the website of the enterprise (55.1%) is usually exploited. Moreover, the enterprises surveyed make less use of “mobile recruiting” – such as pracezarohem (11.4%).


Human resource management, labour market, agriculture, job analysis, recruitment, recruitment methods.


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