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Roschan Monsef / Oliver Stettes IW-Trends No. 2 14. June 2023 Changes in Personnel Movement at the Corporate Level in the Digital and Ecological Transformations

Structural change in the labour market is traditionally accompanied by a reallocation of workers from shrinking sectors and companies to growing ones. Old jobs are lost and new ones created.

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Changes in Personnel Movement at the Corporate Level in the Digital and Ecological Transformations
Roschan Monsef / Oliver Stettes IW-Trends No. 2 14. June 2023

Changes in Personnel Movement at the Corporate Level in the Digital and Ecological Transformations

German Economic Institute (IW) German Economic Institute (IW)

Structural change in the labour market is traditionally accompanied by a reallocation of workers from shrinking sectors and companies to growing ones. Old jobs are lost and new ones created.

The digital and ecological transformations are in this respect no exception, though the extent of the change is still a matter of conjecture. Analyses based on the Spring 2022 wave of the IW Personnel Panel suggest that the redirection of business models and work processes towards more sustainability and climate protection could influence the volume of personnel movement. The turnover rate in firms that implement three or more value-adding climate protection measures is 9 percentage points higher than in companies that show less concern for the environment, while the churning rate is also 7 percentage points higher. However, neither of these increases is apparent in the manufacturing sector, where the introduction of climate protection measures is progressing fastest. Climate protection measures generally have a greater impact on personnel movement where they are combined with a digital transformation, and this is particularly true of trading and logistics companies. However, neither in individual sectoral clusters nor in the entire sample has the introduction of new digital technologies and processes alone been accompanied by an increase in personnel movement.

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Changes in Personnel Movement at the Corporate Level in the Digital and Ecological Transformations
Roschan Monsef / Oliver Stettes IW-Trends No. 2 14. June 2023

Changes in Personnel Movement at the Corporate Level in the Digital and Ecological Transformations

German Economic Institute (IW) German Economic Institute (IW)

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Analysis of the working conditions of office workers
Andrea Hammermann / Oliver Stettes IW-Report No. 62 10. December 2023

Office work in transition: Analysis of the working conditions of office workers

Office work has changed considerably over time and reflects both technical progress and the zeitgeist of the decades.

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Mareike Decker / Carolin Fulda / Maisun Lange IW-Trends No. 4 24. November 2023

Working with Long COVID: Impacts and Options for Work Arrangements

A SARS-CoV-2 infection can have long-term health consequences, a phenomenon commonly known as Long COVID, which often affect individuals of working age.

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