Research papers from the German Economic Institute
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The data volume is growing fast. In 2018 33 Zettabytes of data were generated and the amount is expected to grow to 44 Zettabytes in 2020. Only a fraction of data in companies is used for improving decision-making. This hold true specifically for the HR department. Decisions in recruiting and talent management are nowadays mainly based on intuition and experience rather than hard facts.
The impact of digital change on employment and the employment prospects of workers remains a puzzle to be solved. The empirical analysis with data on the firm-level, the sectoral level and the occupational level does not indicate any general growth pattern.