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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.
One topic is gaining currency: has employee turnover increased compared to the "pre-Corona era" in our industry? And if so, what are the presumed reasons?
Here you can download the study and handout by Kienbaum and VDMA.
Advancing digitization, the development of climate-friendly technologies and the mobility revolution - the mechanical and plant engineering sector is facing enormous challenges. Securing the availability of skilled workers is becoming a mammoth task.
Many companies are working toward the goal of becoming more agile and innovative. The opportunities for change are favorable right now due to the shared experience of breaking down the familiar.
In this interview, Steffen Himstedt of Trebing and Himstedt in Schwerin, Germany, talks about the transformation process and new leadership to become today's agile company.
The last special regulations for receiving short-time allowance expired on 30 June 2022.
Employees in the machinery and plant engineering sector deserve to receive the right net from their gross while their benefits remain unchanged. The budget deliberations must keep this in mind and reduce the cold progression. The income tariff must be defused.
At the Mechanical Engineering Summit 2022, the prestigious Startup Award will for the first time explicitly focus on the topic of "sustainability". Startups with transformative potential can apply now.
VDMA NORD and the Productronic department cordially invite you to the regulars' table "Women in Mechanical Engineering" on 27.09.2022 in Hannover.
Market Intelligence - is market data the key to keeping an eye on developments in mechanical engineering and making better strategic decisions? A VDMA-wide survey reveals.
As the conceptual sponsor and cooperation partner of Messe Düsseldorf, the VDMA Glass Technology Forum is responsible for key programme content at the glasstec conference and activities at its own stand in Hall 15B26.
Discover startup contacts and trends for mechanical engineering worldwide?! The new digital startup search platform helps to find suitable partners.
Policymakers should see the Vocational Education and Training Report 2022 as a warning signal. Without sufficient young technical specialists, Germany has no future as an industrial location. Vocational orientation and technical education at general schools remain weak points in the education system.
The EU has reached an agreement on the minimum wages directive. Member states with minimum wages are required to establish a framework for setting and updating minimum wages.
The statutory minimum wage will rise to € 12 per hour from 1 October 2022.
The Executive Board of IG Metall has issued its recommendation for the upcoming collective bargaining round in the metal and electrical industry.
Discovering innovative startups for your company - at Hannover Messe we made it possible: at Startup Matchmaking @ young tech enterprises.
From 24 to 28 October 2022, we are once again inviting schoolchildren to a special extracurricular learning venue: Experience technology with fun, that's "THINK BIG! - Live at bauma" in Munich.
The upcoming collective bargaining round in the M&E industry is taking place in particularly challenging times. The collective bargaining parties have to take into account a wide range of aspects and national and international developments. In this situation, excessive wage increases could well raise the specter of "stagflation".
The Council of the EU and the European Parliament agreed on 13 June 2022 to prolong the COVID-certificate until 30 June 2023. This guarantees free movement for assembly operations.
Generation of young talent is challenging to our member companies. The meeting of our Steering Committee Research and Technology brought forth an opportunity to bring member companies and universities together.
Israel is a source of innovation and startup hotbed for engineering. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the inspiring innovation ecosystem and find new partners from 18 - 21 Sep 2022.
What are the goals of VDMA’s initiative ‘Skilled Workers for Africa’ ? What does a typical day in the life of the trainees look like? How can companies participate? Answers to all these questions can be found in a short film created by VDMA’s Africa Team on their trip to Obajana, Nigeria.
Two labor court rulings clearly show when employers can be liable in connection with Corona infections of employees.
On 12 May 2022 the first reading on the bill to implement the Working Conditions Directive took place in the Bundestag.
Can a falsified certificate of recovery or an invalid test certificate constitute grounds for termination of employment?
Employers may order corona tests for employees in the workplace
The mechanical engineering industry is looking for employees. In fact, the number of job ads is now at record levels. The indicators all speak the same language and the shortages are getting worse.
Every year, the Hubert H.A. Sternberg Foundation awards prizes to young professionals for outstanding achievements during their training or studies. This year, 14 young people received the coveted prize.
The German Federal Ministry of Labor (BMAS) has now published an updated FAQ catalog following the expiration of the SARS-CoV-2 occupational health and safety regulation and rule on May 25, 2022.
The first edition of the Carbon Busters award is all about good ideas for tracking down and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in companies. The main prize went to the team from ARBURG GmbH Co KG in Lossburg, congratulations.
The mechanical and plant engineering sector is a driver of digital and sustainable production. Its well-trained employees - more than one million in Germany alone - make a major contribution to quantitative and qualitative growth around the world. But an increasing shortage of skilled workers threatens to put the brakes on this success. In addition to a sustainable education policy, the solution to the problem must above all include a good labor market policy that focuses on flexibility.
The German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) has announced that the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation will not be renewed.
The majority of companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector are planning to increase their core workforce despite the current crises. Most companies indicate that this will also be the case in the coming years. However, the declining quality of applications is a cause for concern.
After two successful events on the general use of smartphone videos in companies, an online event on May 12, 2022, focused on HR film projects.
In the context of New Work, a company must think about how leadership and collaboration can be developed in the future.
Bringing research to experience is the aim of a total of ten institutes from research and science.
The VDMA is concerned that universities in Germany are receiving fewer admissions to mechanical and electrical engineering courses. The task for all is to develop more enthusiasm for technology and technical solutions at an early age.
If an employee sues for payment of overtime, he or she must be able to prove it. This applies regardless of whether the employer has introduced a time recording system.
The Corona-related lockdowns and restrictions in China are leaving deep scars on local machinery and plant manufacturers. Only a minority of companies currently anticipate an improvement in the business situation in the coming six months.
The topic young talent was and is a top issue to all of us. How can we inspire young people to get involved in our industry and see their future in the mining industry?
In our theme publications, you will find facts, figures and data related to vocational training, engineering courses, skilled workers, mechanical engineers and women in mechanical engineering.
THINK BIG! is an initiative of the VDMA and its members together with Messe München and other partners. Our goal is to get young people excited about technology and the corresponding career prospects. We also specifically address young women and girls!
Regular exchange on education and training in additive manufacturing.
Technological changes require new skills from employees. A study by VDMA and Kienbaum shows which future skills are crucial for digitalization in mechanical and plant engineering.
The new SARS-CoV-2 occupational health and safety regulation withdraws many pandemic-related protective measures in the workplace. High court rulings have also been handed down.
The provision of Section 56 (1) of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG) makes the granting of compensation for periods of quarantine dependent on vaccination status.
The revision of the SARS-CoV-2 occupational health and safety rule continues to be a long time coming. The responsible work group of the Workplace Committee will not discuss this again until May 11, 2022.
The dual study program thrives on the interaction between companies and universities. Freedom and cooperation are enormously important here. In the 2020/21 winter semester, around 27,000 young people were enrolled in dual studies in core engineering subjects.
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