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Our learning offers promote the individual technical professionalization as well as the development of new competences - with a view to the current and future requirements in the companies.
Change is needed in various areas of education and working life to attract more women to technical professions. The latest study by the VDMA's Impuls Foundation investigates exactly what is needed. For the first time, the study focuses on the link between studies, career entry and the first years of employment for female engineers.
The number of vacancies for engineers in the mechanical engineering sector has reached a new high and demand will continue to grow. Currently, two out of three companies have engineering vacancies to fill.
On 1 January 2023, and over the course of the next year, changes will come into force in the areas of old-age security, health and long-term care.
Nearly 90 percent of engineering companies are looking for skilled workers. Reform is therefore needed to facilitate the immigration of skilled workers. Temporary staffing can play an important role in this.
With his proposals on recording working time, Federal Labor Minister Heil is shooting far beyond the requirements of the European Court of Justice The Union's move is therefore the right one: trust-based working time must be preserved in any case.
In an interview with VDMA project coordinator Natascha Hannah, PTS Managing Director Joachim Kühnrich provides insights into the joint work.
"Coach2Change" offers individual, workplace-based transformation coaching for employees in small and medium-sized enterprises. It is funded by the state of NRW and the EU.
Inspire young people for technology with us! In 2022, the VDMA will continue to offer bauma exhibitors the best platform for motivating today's young people for the technical apprenticeships of tomorrow.
VDMA is campaigning for less bureaucracy in work assignments in Europe. An overview of the facts and figures shows that there is still a long way to go before the Internal Market runs smoothly.
Attention Europe enthusiasts! With our new web seminar series "EU Bubble talks - 30 minutes insights from Brussels" we take a look behind the scenes of European politics and take you with us.
VDMA Legal Department will provide information in an online update on 30.05.23 from 10 - 11 a.m. about the latest agreed changes with which the Whistleblower Protection Act will come into force.
Bundesrat approves compromise on Whistleblower Protection Act of the Mediation Committee.
The 14th VDMA Construction Site Day 2023 will take place on 25 and 26 May in Frankfurt. With a high-profile programme, the event will provide an excellent networking opportunity.
The probative value of certificates of incapacity for work is often disputed in practice. The individual case regularly decides.
Skilled workers for industry are a key issue in Germany and worldwide. In Africa, the VDMA has been involved in vocational education & training since 2016, together with local players. In the sense of local value creation and qualified skilled workers for international operations.
Employers can be in default of acceptance in the event of contradictory behavior after issuing a termination without notice.
The planned Skilled Workers Immigration Act is too bureaucratic to attract a sufficient number of skilled workers from third countries to the country. This is because it ignores the question of how skilled workers willing to immigrate can be brought together with domestic SMEs.
The proposal for the European supply chain law overtaxes medium-sized companies in particular, which have strong international networks. The law must be limited to what companies can really control: their own business, subsidiaries and direct suppliers.
The Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MAGS NRW) has announced a decree on the implementation of the Working Hours Act dated 19 April 2023.
The proposals on electronic recording of working time unduly restrict employee self-determination. This is an affront to employers and employees alike, who have been using this tool for decades.
GDA's publishing house has published the new edition of the print version of the laws that are required to be posted:
The German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) submitted a draft bill on the legal regulation of working time recording for departmental approval on 18 April 2023.
The ECJ (Rt. v. 30.03.2023, C-34/21) has ruled that national regulations on the processing of employee data must remain inapplicable if they do not comply with Art. 88 DSGVO or Art. 6 para. 3 DSGVO.
How the market for candidates is changing, why companies have long since ceased to have a choice and why hurdles urgently need to be removed.
Series Quantum Leaps in Mechanical Engineering on June 20, 2023 at DLR in Ulm, Germany.
A survey of VDMA members revealed that almost all companies are currently observing bottlenecks on the labor market for skilled workers. The survey was conducted in March 2023 with the participation of almost 600 people.
As demographics change, attracting and retaining skilled workers is becoming a challenge that will determine the future viability of entire industries.
The renewed increase in the minimum wage planned by Minister Heil would be a serious encroachment on collective bargaining autonomy. The function of the minimum wage commission would thus be undermined for the second time.
On March 29, 2023, the German Cabinet approved a draft law to strengthen the promotion of education and training ("Weiterbildungsgesetz").
Technical professions are still strongly male-dominated. In view of the shortage of skilled workers, many companies are asking themselves how more women can be recruited and retained for technical professions.
During the Corona pandemic, the Federal Joint Committee (Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss, G-BA) had included a temporary special regulation on sick notes by telephone in its incapacity for work guideline.
The majority of companies are cautiously optimistic about the current year. Supply chains are relaxing, but the supply of electronic components remains challenging. And the persistent shortage of skilled workers is also an obstacle for many companies.
How many apprenticeship positions are available in machinery and equipment manufacturing this year? How many applicants are there currently and how many positions have already been filled? How have supply and demand for the most important professions developed in recent years? Get all the information at a glance here.
Anchoring a points system in immigration law should make it easier for labor and skilled workers to immigrate. Temporary employment agencies should continue to play no role in placement - this is a missed opportunity. The draft law must be improved here.
On March 20, 2023, the garnishment exemption limits 2023 according to § 850c ZPO were published in the Federal Law Gazette.
We would like to draw your attention to the new publication "Arbeitszeit" from the Düsseldorfer Schriftenreihe.
What justifies a request for information by the occupational health and safety authority?
Do breaks with standby duty count as working time or as rest time?
Freedom of contract is no justification for unequal pay for men and women.
DiKliMa sees digitization as an opportunity for innovative climate management and as an important aspect of employee recruitment and retention. The project partners are the Nachwuchsstiftung Maschinenbau and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
The calculation schema for non-wage labor costs is a model calculation for determining the imputed surcharge for direct and indirect wage-dependent costs. Here you will find the current version, as of March of the current year.
For the biologization of technology, we as an industry need to break ground now to set the course for a waste-free future.
The shortage of skilled workers in Berlin is not only hampering the economy, but also endangering critical infrastructure. Now chambers and associations have published a joint declaration.
The causes of the shortage of skilled workers are also to be found in the education system. There is a particular need for action in the technical skills of young people. To make dual training fit for the future, the state urgently needs to invest in vocational schools.
Advancing digitalization, the development of climate-friendly technologies and the mobility revolution - the machinery and equipment manufacturing industry is facing enormous challenges. Securing the availability of skilled workers is becoming a mammoth task.
Together with a university network in Ghana, students with IT expertise are to be approached to work remotely for mechanical engineering companies.
On 20 February 2023, BMAS and BMI presented drafts of a law on the further development of skilled labor immigration and an ordinance on the further development of skilled labor immigration.
Too few women choose this career path as an engineer because technical job descriptions are often unclear. Prevailing role models and clichés need to be cleared up.
Short-time work is an important instrument, but all special rules on short-time work have long been superfluous. By still sticking to making it easier for companies to access short-time work, Federal Labor Minister Heil is bringing the entire instrument into disrepute.
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