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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 2015

    Special question on the labour market opportunities of refugees

    Dec 31, 2015: In the fourth quarter of 2015 the survey’s special question dealt with the labour market opportunities of refugees (The survey concretely uses the expression: “asylum seekers in its broadest sense, which includes both recognised and tolerated asylum seekers. For simplicity’s sake, we refer to refugees here.). How many companies plan to recruit refugees in the near future? How many have already employed refugees? What barriers to recruitment do personnel managers see? Details


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Ifo Center for Industrial Organisation and New Technologies
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