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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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Determinants of personnel planning in Germany
Michael Grömling / Stefanie Seele IW-Report No. 27 21. May 2024

Determinants of personnel planning in Germany

The German labor market has been growing since 2005. The dip in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic between 2020 and 2022 is an exception, as the German labor market has reached a record level of 45.9 million people in employment by 2023.

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Carolin Fulda / Oliver Stettes IW-Report No. 25 10. May 2024

What factors influence the career ambitions of people with disabilities?

Many companies in Germany report having difficulties not only in recruiting employees, but also in filling vacant management positions.

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