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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 2 2016

    German Companies Increasingly Offer Home Office Option

    Sep 20, 2016: The number of German companies offering employees the opportunity to work from home has increased. A comparison between the latest results of the Randstad-Ifo Personnel Manager Survey with results from 2012 and 2013 reveals that around 30% of companies reported offering home office in 2012, a figure that increased to 33% in the subsequent year and recently rose even further. In the second quarter of 2016 39% of companies reported that they generally offered their employees the option to work from home. Details


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Ifo Center for Industrial Organisation and New Technologies
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