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Ifo Personnel Manager Survey

The Ifo Institute conducts a quarterly survey for Randstad Deutschland GmbH & Co KG of personnel managers from different economic sectors as to the importance of flexibility in personnel management. The survey examines the question of what role corresponding flexibility measures play not only in the business cycle but also in the long term. Additionally, a special question is asked every quarter on a current personnel-policy topic. The Randstad-ifo-flexindex is published by the Randstad Deutschland GmbH & Co KG.

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  1. Randstad Ifo Personnel Manager Survey for Quarter 4 2016

    Retirement at 63 Impacts Majority of Companies

    Mar 9, 2017: The latest Randstad Ifo Personnel Manager Survey analyses how many companies have employees who have already taken early retirement at 63, their positions and whether companies generally struggle to fill the positions left vacant. The survey results show that over half of the companies surveyed are already affected by retirement at 63, with 52% of companies reporting employees taking early retirement. More companies were affected in manufacturing (62%) than in distribution (53%) and the service sector (44%). A further 12% of all firms reported that although none of their employees have taken early retirement at 63 to date, they expect them to do so in the next two years. Details


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Ifo Institute
Ifo Center for Industrial Organisation and New Technologies
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