The Problem of Labour Resources as a Development Barrier to the Polish Economy – the Application of the Delphi Method
Author(s): Anna Kononiuk, Julia Siderska, Alicja E. Gudanowska, Katarzyna Dębkowska
Abstract: Constant and unpredictable changes on the labour market are causing a direct impact on the actions and measures taken by employees and organisations, since these have to adapt to new emerging models in order to ensure the continuity of their activity. This study aimed to obtain experts’ opinion and consensus on thirteen research theses relating to the labour market, economic growth and education system in Poland. The research addressed, among other things, the issues of work ethos, adjustment of professional qualifications to the rapidly changing needs of the labour market, employing foreigners, return from abroad of highly qualified specialists, the situation of disabled people on the labour market and flexible forms of employment. The study presented in the article was based on the Delphi method. The method is a kind of expert study in which intuitive expert opinions are treated as a legitimate contribution to the formulation of a vision of the future of the research subject. The results obtained in the research may be interesting for political decision-makers, public administration employees, employees of district and provincial labour offices as well as all those interested in the Delphi method and the future of the labour market.
Keywords: This research is supported by Bialystok University of Technology and financed from a subsidy provided by the Minister of Science and Higher Education.
DOI: 10.37394/23207.2021.18.15WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1109-9526 / 2224-2899, Volume 18, 2021, Art. #15