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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.

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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.

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Contacts

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Oliver Stettes

Dr. Oliver Stettes

Head of the Research Unit Labour and Personnel Economics

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

Christiane Flüter-Hoffmann

Senior Researcher for Human Resource Management Policies

Tel: +49 221 4981-841
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Andrea Hammermann

Dr. Andrea Hammermann

Senior Economist for Working Conditions and Human Resource Management Policies

Tel: +49 221 4981-314
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Holger Schäfer

Holger Schäfer

Senior Economist for Employment and Unemployment

Tel: +49 30 27877-124
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Jörg Schmidt

Dr. Jörg Schmidt

Senior Economist for Working Conditions, Employment and Unemployment

Tel: +49 30 27877-133
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Studies and contributions

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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