In industrial manufacturing in particular, 58.7 per cent of Germans would like to see artificial intelligence-based technologies take over tasks from skilled workers. Many Germans are also in favour of using AI in the transport sector (38.5%), the financial sector (24.3%) and in nursing and geriatric care (22.2%), according to a recent representative survey by market and opinion research institute Civey*.
Millions of Germans are currently unable to get to to their usual workplaces or attend scheduled appointments due to the railway strike. A recent eco survey has shown that the use of digital technologies and applications such as video conferencing is once again the method of choice to compensate for this situation.
“Most people have realised that jobs in the IT industry offer attractive working conditions,” states Lucia Falkenberg, New Work Competence Group and CPO. She advises companies to strengthen their employer brand in this direction with seven tips.
There is a lot of room for improvement in the teaching of digital skills in German schools: 88.1 per cent of Germans would like to see better digital education in schools, but a breakthrough is not to be expected with the start of the new school year 2023/2024.
According to a Civey survey commissioned by eco – Association of the Internet Industry, 29.8 percent of respondents move their workplace outdoors, with 13.2 percent occasionally working away from home and 16.6 percent doing so frequently.
Only every second meeting (53.4 per cent) is considered a “good use of working time”. 36.5 per cent of meetings are simply unnecessary. To work more efficiently online, Lucia Falkenberg gives 5 concrete tips.
The digitalisation of the workplace – for example through mobile working options – can contribute to improving the work-life balance. This is the view of around two out of three Germans (61.2 per cent), according to a representative Civey survey commissioned by eco – Association of the Internet Industry on the occasion of Labour Day on 1 May.
Women have little interest in IT and technology: This is an opinion actually still held by almost 40 per cent (38.6 %) of Germans. A survey conducted by the research institute Civey on behalf of eco – Association of the Internet Industry, which asked for reasons why the proportion of women in IT professions is so low, came to this conclusion.
The German federal government should facilitate the immigration of IT professionals from outside the EU. Over half (56 percent) of German citizens are in favour of this, according to a representative Civey survey commissioned by eco – Association of the Internet Industry. 30.5 per cent of German citizens are against it, 13.4 per cent are undecided.
The Internet industry – whether cloud start-ups, IT SMEs or Internet corporations – urgently needs more IT professionals of every skill level in 2023. The shortage of STEM professionals is expected to reach an all-time high in 2023. Lucia Falkenberg lists seven resolutions that will make companies more attractive for IT specialists.
Lucia Falkenberg, CPO and spokesperson of the New Work Competence Group in the eco Association of the Internet industry welcomes the German federal government’s plans to lower the hurdles for the immigration of skilled workers.
At the age of 15, ten times fewer girls than boys consider taking up a technical profession. In order to counteract this imbalance, to provide impetus to the debate, and to offer recommendations for companies, policymakers, educators and parents, eco - Association of the Internet Industry has published a white paper entitled: "Girls in Tech: A Call to Action" for Girls' Day on 28 April.
The trend to increasingly use digital technologies to work from home or on the road is expected to continue even after the Covid-19 pandemic. The majority of employees in Germany plan to continue to make greater use of digital technologies to work regardless of location.
This year, it’s not just the Covid-19 pandemic, but also the threatening climate change which will continue to drive forward digital transformation in the economy and society. “Digitalisation is part of the solution to many challenges,” says eco Chair of the Board Oliver Süme.
The #LiT – Ladies in Tech initiative aims to gain more visibility in media, politics and society for female role models from the tech industry, and to highlight current pressing issues and topics related to women in the IT and digital industries
The IT industry needs female reinforcement. This is the opinion of over 60 percent of German citizens, according to the results of a survey by eco – Association of the Internet Industry, conducted in cooperation with the market and opinion research institute Civey.
A study published this month by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology shows that digital resilience in Cologne is high, but varies greatly across sectors. Supply chains, for example, are described by 82 percent of decision-makers as being efficient even in the pandemic.
On November 26, 2020, the eco Association will once again present one of the most prestigious awards in the Internet industry. In six award categories, a jury of experts with representatives from business, science, research or politics selected the three most promising submissions in each case.
It’s no secret that, in the Internet industry, there are currently far less women employed as specialists than men. Across the globe, women represent just one quarter of tech specialists, while in Europe, just one sixth of such roles are occupied by women. In order to support companies in their efforts to access the world’s greatest untapped pool of talent, today the eco Association has published a study and guide “Women in Tech Across the Globe: A Good Practice Guide for Companies”.
85 percent of employees in Germany are in favor of virtual working in light of the current crisis situation, as a representative survey of some 2,500 employees reveals. Experts from the eco Association provide concrete tips on how companies can remain up and running, in spite of the coronavirus outbreak.
The vast majority of decision-makers in German companies support digitalization, according to a current eco Association survey undertaken by YouGov. This finding, presented by the eco Association today as part of the eco://kongress in Cologne, is crystal clear.
The digitalization of the working world makes it easier to balance work and family life – this is the opinion of around half of the people in Germany, according to a recent eco survey. In particular, Germans expect more flexibility in their work thanks to integrated phone and data lines via the Internet. All-IP solutions from the cloud increase companies’ international competitiveness.
The topics of securing specialist workers, New Work, and (further) education in the digital world of work are right at the top of the political agenda and also shaped the debate in the “New Work Check”, organized by the eco Association.
Whereas the Internet industry offers very good career opportunities for women, the industry's workforce is still predominantly male. On the occasion of Girls' Day in Germany, Lucia Falkenberg, CPO of eco and Leader of the eco Competence Group New Work, talks about the benefits to companies of hiring female specialists and the importance to the industry of having female role models.
Trends 2018: Smart ecosystems, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and New Work New digital ecosystems creating added value in 2018 Smart ecosystems, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain and New Work – these are the trend topics for 2018, according to eco – Association of the Internet Industry. “In 2018, more so...
More information obligations for human resources managers as of May 2018 Best practices for data protection keep HR processes on the legally safe side When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, this will also have an impact on HR departments – by the May deadline at...
Study shows that CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is an important job criterion for IT specialists Job seekers want flexibility and security CSR as part of the corporate culture: Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have to catch up Employers who can demonstrate special responsibility towards their employees...