Anca Vlad, chairman of Fildas Group: Some of our pharmacist colleagues choose to go to England and work, see what that’s like. Two or three years later, they return to Romania.
Keeping Romanians in their home country to support the local workforce is a duty of the employers, according to Anca Vlad, chairman of Fildas Group and vice-chairman of the Businessmen’s Association of Romania.
“Why aren’t young Romanians staying in Romania for work? Their country is Europe, they are much more inclined to experiment. Romanians are eager to see the world. It is our job to keep them here and make their life more interesting. Some stay, others don’t. I have spoken to other pharmacists who choose to go to England and work, see what that’s like. Two or three years later, they return to Romania”, says Anca Vlad, a speaker during the ZF conference The biggest players in economy.
It is our job to keep in companies the ones that are thinking about going abroad
Anca Vlad also believes that the current year was a better one for companies from a fiscal standpoint, since employers didn’t have to face that many changes in legislation.
„I think that, currently, the business environment is actually enthusiastic. Things have been better. This year was a bit quieter, we didn’t have to deal with new articles or new legislation. It’s important to have some piece of mind”, said Anca Vlad.
One solution for the workforce crisis: allowing mothers benefiting from allowance to work
“We can’t expect someone to train the people anymore, so we train them ourselves.”
The workforce crisis could be solved by reintegrating mothers who receive an allowance for raising their child sooner into the workforce. As such, Anca Vlad, chairman of the Fildas-Catena pharmaceutical group and vice-chairman of the Businessmen’s Association of Romania, suggests that mothers returning to work should keep receiving their allowance, in compliance with the law, while also receiving a salary from the company they return to or employs them during this period.
Anca Vlad made this suggestion during the ZF conference “The biggest players in economy”, which was held yesterday.
„I think that mothers receiving an allowance for raising their child should be able to return to work sooner than two years and this could partially solve the workforce issue. Women should be supported in returning to work sooner”, Anca Vlad said.