1. Home
  2. Institute
  3. Labor Market and Working World

Labor Market and Working World

The field of competence Labor Market and Working World deals with the question of how the labour market is changing due to globalisation and digitalisation, among other things.

Content element with id 8889

The researchers look both at individual companies and the economy as a whole and investigate qualitative and quantitative aspects of employment. They analyse and evaluate how the different actors in the labour market – companies, employees, managers and works councils, unions and employers’ associations, and legislators – react to changes in the economic environment. The work of the research unit extends from economic policy issues and empirical research to the practical implementation of detailed HR strategies.

Content element with id 9041

Sections of the Research Unit

Content element with id 9284
Content element with id 8900

Contacts

View profile
Oliver Stettes

Dr. Oliver Stettes

Head of The World of Work and Collective Bargaining Policy Research Unit

Tel: +49 221 4981-697
View profile
Christiane Flüter-Hoffmann

Christiane Flüter-Hoffmann

Senior Researcher for Human Resource Management Policies

Tel: +49 221 4981-841
View profile
Andrea Hammermann

Dr. Andrea Hammermann

Senior Economist for Working Conditions and Human Resource Management Policies

Tel: +49 221 4981-314
Content element with id 8652 Content element with id 9290

Studies and contributions

89 results
Read study
Labour Mobility in Times of Digital and Ecological Transformation
IW-Trends No. 3 27. July 2022

Labour Mobility in Times of Digital and Ecological Transformation

Lennart Bolwin / Jörg Schmidt / Oliver Stettes

Every year, on average, approximately every third job in Germany sees a change of occupant. However, the fluctuation coefficient, which describes turnover in the labour market, has fallen noticeably in the wake of the Covid 19 crisis – from 33.1 per cent in 2019 to 29.8 per cent in 2020.

IW

Read study
The dynamics of worker transitions and their impact factors
IW-Analyse No. 149 27. July 2022

Labour turnover in Germany

Andrea Hammermann / Jörg Schmidt / Oliver Stettes

Labour turnover in Germany tends to be relatively constant over time but decreases slightly in times of economic crisis, such as the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 or the Covid-19 pandemic.

IW

Read study
Businesses in the transformation process
IW-Report No. 33 10. June 2022

Behind the scenes of upheaval and change: Businesses in the transformation process

Annette Dietz / Andrea Hammermann / Oliver Stettes

The pressure on companies and their employees to change and adapt is enormous against the background of megatrends such as digital and ecological change.

IW

Read study
How Has the Covid19 Pandemic Changed Germany's Regions? – Results of the IW Regional Ranking 2022
IW-Trends No. 2 6. June 2022

How Has the Covid19 Pandemic Changed Germany's Regions? – Results of the IW Regional Ranking 2022

Johannes Ewald / Vanessa Hünnemeyer / Hanno Kempermann

Over the past two years the Covid19 pandemic has presented the German economy with major challenges, with the personal services sector just as severely affected as manufacturing.

IW

Read study
Definitions and Documentation Principles
IW-Trends No. 2 30. May 2022

Climate Investments: Definitions and Documentation Principles

Sarah Fluchs / Adriana Neligan / Finn Arnd Wendland

Achieving climate neutrality requires investment in technologies which protect the climate from global warming and necessitates a process of transformation in all sectors of the economy.

IW

Read study
Fields of application and success factors
IW-Report No. 28 23. May 2022

HR Analytics: Fields of application and success factors

Andrea Hammermann / Judith Lehr / Alexander Burstedde

In this study, the term HR analytics is used to describe data-based decision-making in HR, whereby the transitions from classic HR controlling to HR analytics, in which various data sources are combined to identify interdependencies and make predictions, are fluid. The study provides an overview of the potential of HR analytics and the success factors for its introduction and use.

IW

Read study
How circular are companies?
IW-Report No. 27 20. May 2022

Circular Business Models: How circular are companies?

Sarah Fluchs / Adriana Neligan / Carmen Schleicher / Edgar Schmitz

On the way to climate neutrality, the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy plays an important role. Resource cycles can be implemented in different ways in companies.

IW

Read study
Integration through professional recognition for refugees from the Ukraine
IW-Report No. 25 19. May 2022

Integration through professional recognition for refugees from the Ukraine

Dirk Werner / Anika Jansen / Sarah Pierenkemper / Helen Hickmann / Maria Garb

Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine has triggered a wave of refugees, in the course of which many Ukrainians have already come to Germany and more are still to come. For the refugees, protection, childcare and family care are priorities.

IW

Read study
Design paths and design practices of digitalisation in elderly care in NRW
IW-Report No. 15 8. April 2022

Design paths and design practices of digitalisation in elderly care in NRW

Michaela Evans / Jessica Kemper / Alexander Kucharski / Susanne Seyda / Helen Hickmann / Sarah Pierenkemper

The project "Digitalisation and Work Design in Elderly Care" focuses on company design paths and design practices of digitalisation.

IW

Read study
Home office after almost two years of pandemic
IW-Report No. 2 19. January 2022

Home office after almost two years of pandemic

Christiane Flüter-Hoffmann / Oliver Stettes

This study presents a retrospective and an outlook on the spread and structure of the spatial and temporal flexibilization of work in Germany, Europe and the U.S.

IW