Employee survey on “Work and Firm”
To learn more about working conditions in German companies the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the IAB have initialized the project “Quality of work and economic success”. Within the framework of the project an employee survey is carried out among workers of German firms from February to April 2017.
The project is conducted in cooperation with the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim and the University of Cologne. The aim of the project is to learn how German employees perceive their individual working situation.
Supplementary Survey to the IAB Establishment Panel on Human Resource Practices and Corporate Culture
In the project “Quality of work and economic success” a longitudinal study is conducted in selected German establishments in the years 2012, 2014 and 2016. The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the IAB. The project is conducted in cooperation with the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim (ZEW) and the University of Cologne. With the German labour market facing enduring changes, analyzing the adaption of establishments’ personnel policy is an important field of study. Major contents of the survey are personnel practices in the fields of personnel planning and recruitment, in further training, in remuneration and values and corporate culture.
Relaunch of the IAB web presence
In preparation for a comprehensive relaunch, the Institute for Employment Research of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) is conducting an Online Survey of its German- and English-language web presence. The aim is to gain information about the quality and variety of what it is offering, comprehensibility, user motivation and user needs with a view to improving IAB's web presence even further.
Information for survey participants
Panel Study "The Labour Market and Social Security" (PASS)
The purpose of the Panel Study "Labour Market and Social Security" (Panel Arbeitsmarkt und soziale Sicherung) carried out by the IAB is to provide a new database which will allow social processes and the non-intended side-effects of labour market reforms to be assessed empirically. The nationwide survey is repeated annually and covers approximately 10,000 households that are interviewed in a mixed mode survey conducted partially by telephone and partially in person.
IAB Job Vacancy Survey: Job vacancies and personnel policy in establishments
This written survey of companies and administrations is being conducted in order to learn more about the employment situation at individual establishments along with the number and structure of positions currently open. In addition to this, the survey is also being used to collect information on how the new labour market reforms are viewed by individual establishments.
IAB Establishment Panel
Within the framework of the IAB Establishment Panel, close to 16,000 establishments from all branches of the economy and of all sizes are surveyed annually and nationwide from the end of June until October. The survey is carried out orally by way of personal interviews conducted by TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Munich, on behalf of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). This representative survey of employers covers a wide range of questions on a great many topics related to employment policy. The standard annual programme of questions is complemented by topics of current interest. The IAB Establishment Panel has been in existence in western Germany since 1993 and in the east since 1996. As a comprehensive longitudinal data set, it forms the basis for research into the demand side of the labour market.