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.
Ifo Personnel Manager Survey for Quarter 2 2014: "Flexibility in Personnel Deployment"
Aug 30, 2014: On 1 July 2014 the new German pension reform took effect, which among other things, enables early retirement - without any pension deductions –at the age of 63. In the special question of the personnel manager survey for the second quarter, companies were asked whether they expect more staff to retire early than usual over the next two years in light of the new regulations. Since concerns were once again expressed in the press that replacements may not be able to be found for retiring staff quickly enough, personnel managers were asked in the second part of the special question whether they expect personnel shortages. Details