Executive Note

Dear Members and Readers,

The long May weekend this year will remain memorable for the coronation of King Charles III that took place on 6 May. We offer our congratulations to His Majesty for a spectacular show of unity which continues the legacy of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Welcome to this issue of Contact Magazine Online, dedicated to human resources. Even before the pandemic, recruitment and retention of skilled employees were seen by BPCC members as their greatest challenge. Demographics are not in Poland’s favour – in 1982, 700,000 Poles were born – by 2002, just years later, that number had halved to 350,000. It’s this age group that is now entering the labour market. And things will get worse; only 305,000 Poles were born in 2022.