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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.
On December 7, 2023, the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) defined the details for determining incapacity for work by telephone.
Do employees have to be available to receive roster changes during their free time?
Student theses demonstrate the importance and diversity of digitalization opportunities in mechanical engineering
In our theme publication you will find facts and figures on research and development, innovations and patents in machinery and equipment manufacturing.
In our theme publications, you will find facts, figures and data related to vocational training, engineering courses, skilled workers, mechanical engineers and women in machinery and equipment manufacturing.
The Fourth Ordinance on the Adjustment of the Level of the Minimum Wage (Fourth Minimum Wage Adjustment Ordinance - MiLoV4) was published in the Federal Law Gazette on November 29, 2023.
The draft of the Budget Financing Act provides for a reduction in the income threshold for receiving parental allowance.
When it comes to recruiting personnel, Purchasing is not only in competition with other companies, but also with other functional areas within the company.
For leadership communication to be successful, the core competencies of listening, questioning and feedback should be taken into account - these were central components of the virtual workshop.
NRW's mechanical and plant engineering sector is not only suffering from the effects of global challenges, but also from the implementation of EU regulations, excessive bureaucracy and a lack of planning security.
In 2024, new VDMA services will be launched together with delphai to facilitate entry into business development and provide sustainable support in handling information and data for market analyses and better decision-making.
Demographic change, a shortage of skilled workers, unfilled training positions - these are currently predominant issues in Germany when it comes to recruiting employees. But what is it like in other countries? We asked around locally.
From China to climate change and transformation through artificial intelligence: the first day of the Mechanical Engineering Summit featured one thematic highlight after another.
The ongoing flood of bureaucracy and new regulations is slowing down medium-sized industrial companies and hindering innovation and investment. The industry is skeptical about 2024 and is calling for serious political reforms.
Incapacity to work due to illness also possible in the case of asymptomatic corona infection
The works council has a right of initiative for the organization of working time recording
The wars in the Middle East and Ukraine also dominated the opening of the 14th German Mechanical Engineering Summit. VDMA President Karl Haeusgen and Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck placed Germany's economic situation in the global political context.
How many apprenticeship positions are available in machinery and equipment manufacturing this year? How many applicants are there? How have supply and demand for the most important professions developed in recent years? Get all the information at a glance here.
Action is required for all companies with at least 50 employees
Salary benchmarks for selected professional positions in Chinese mechanical engineering - exclusively for members
Employer branding made easy! - Present your company as part of THINK BIG! and get in touch with interested students. The format is aimed specifically for grades 7 to 11 of all school types.
The political measures to solve the labor shortage are insufficient. A quick course correction is needed: longer working lives, raising the retirement age, increasing weekly working hours.
A commission of experts on the regulation of works council compensation has published its initial findings. According to the commission's proposals, Section 37 (4) of the Works Council Constitution Act (BetrVG) is to be revised and Section 78 of the Works Council Constitution Act (BetrVG) is to be supplemented.
On November 23, 2023, the free VDMA event will take place at Kap Europa, Osloer Straße 5, 60327 Frankfurt am Main from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The event focused on the impact of the new law on the immigration of skilled workers and current labor law on business practice in the mechanical and plant engineering sector.
The HAW Hamburg invited to the first Hamburg Engineering Summit.
Parents continue to have an influence on the career orientation of their own children. In order to recruit young people for the mechanical engineering sector, parents must therefore be involved at an early stage.
With the campaign "Beweger gesucht" (movers wanted), the VDMA and its member companies are putting the spotlight on the attractiveness of the elevator and escalator industry and its job profiles.
Less does not necessarily mean worse. Frugal innovations aim to achieve the best possible price-performance ratio without compromising on quality. A new Fraunhofer study commissioned by the IMPULS Foundation sheds light on what is needed to achieve this.
The day-to-day business and traditional processes of a mechanical engineering company are usually obstacles to innovation. The intrapreneurship program at TRUMPF counters this.
Machinery and equipment manufacturing remains a highly attractive employer. Skilled workers are offered excellent job options.
A head of state is praising VDMA's "Skilled Workers for Africa" initiative: Botswana's President Masisi is counting on cooperation with the German mechanical and plant engineering industry to provide young people with better vocational training.
Occupational profiles and working environments are changing, in some cases enormously, but people remain of central importance. But who will do the work of the future? Everyone is looking to Generation Z. Is that enough?
To meet the demand for highly qualified specialists at an early stage, some companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector are cooperating with universities - the possibilities are diverse.
The VDMA salary survey provides a detailed overview of the status quo regarding the salaries of a good 160 typical positions in our industry.
The Statistical Handbook 2023 is now available to our member companies free of charge. Non-members will soon be able to obtain the book, first published in 1927 and now established as a standard work, from the VDMA publishing house.
The "Europe - Experience and Learn" initiative of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the European Youth Parliament in Germany e.V. is designed to help trainees gain EU experience abroad.
Germany's skills shortage meets robotics and automation. But can robots solve all the problems? Find out why skilled workers remain indispensable at the 14th German Mechanical Engineering Summit in Berlin.
Mechanical and plant engineering can make an essential contribution to Africa's industrialization and improved competitiveness.
The mix of study and in-company training is popular. The dual study program is particularly popular in mechanical engineering and is proving to be a successful model, a survey of students shows.
A new study by the IMPULS Foundation highlights the opportunities of a new way of thinking and developing products – frugal innovations. The study will be published in Stuttgart on September 28th, 2023.
Mechanical engineering and dual training go hand in hand. But in the meantime, the search for suitable apprentices rarely runs smoothly. Before the start of the new apprenticeship year, positions remained unfilled in one in three eastern German companies.
This year, Hall 2, booth 2-204 will not only host the VDMA Special Show, but also the associated Speakers Corner and other varied program items. Read here what you will find when and where.
The severe shortage of skilled workers will be exacerbated by retirement at 63. The mechanical engineering sector is severely affected, as skilled workers account for 60 percent of the workforce in this sector.
We support the introduction of a whistleblower office.
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.
Change is needed in various areas of education and working life to attract more women to technical professions. Learn what companies can do in concrete terms in our new event formats.
In the context of working time compliance, the correct handling of travel times is central. Do they count as working time or rest time?
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