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Career 2023, January

Stories From The Home Office

Stories From The Home Office

The editors of the construction practice have been working from their home office for around 14 days. We give a little glimpse of the daily hurdles we have to deal with and how we get on with it

Ten Tips Against The Camp Freak

Ten Tips Against The Camp Freak

The corona virus paralyzes public life in many parts of Germany. How can the weeks or even months survive more or less in isolation in your own four walls? Ten tips against the impending camp collapse

Who Protects The Medium-sized Supplier Industry?

Who Protects The Medium-sized Supplier Industry?

The corona virus is also bringing the automotive industry to its knees. VW, BMW, Daimler and other car manufacturers across Europe have closed their plants since the end of last week. The consequences for the supply chain are not yet foreseeable. The working group of the supplier industry finds clear words

5 Tips For Working In The Home Office

5 Tips For Working In The Home Office

The current situation forces many employees to work in their home office. Almost half of all employees now work from home. We give tips on how to do this best

Corona Crisis Demands Leadership Quality And Resilience

Corona Crisis Demands Leadership Quality And Resilience

The corona epidemic is currently not only forcing the global economy to its knees, it is also hitting the global economy with full force. In such critical times, the Ifaa demands leadership quality and resilience

Does Industry 4.0 Increase Social Imbalance?

Does Industry 4.0 Increase Social Imbalance?

It is often discussed that robots endanger jobs. A new model calculation by economists now confirms this - and comes to surprising results

Corona Virus - The Most Important Legal Questions

Corona Virus - The Most Important Legal Questions

Who pays the salary for a quarantine? What happens if the school stays closed? And can employers arrange home office? We have the answers

Get More Out Of The Salary Negotiation

Get More Out Of The Salary Negotiation

Almost every second employee (46%) in mechanical engineering is not satisfied with his salary. This applies both to employees with a managerial function and to employees without a managerial function. But if you want to change something, you have to take action yourself

Every Third Company Does Not Know What Its Employees Think

Every Third Company Does Not Know What Its Employees Think

A study examines how happy employees are at work and why. It does not appear to be a matter of course that companies are pursuing this question: A third of German companies do not know what their employees think

How Patents Work - Requirements, Registration And Examples

How Patents Work - Requirements, Registration And Examples

Patents protect an invention, but the patent system is very complex and not easy to understand. Our article gives an overview of the patent system and explains how to get your own patent in five steps

Data Protection - What Can I Do, What Can My Boss Do?

Data Protection - What Can I Do, What Can My Boss Do?

Data protection is a sensitive issue, also in the workplace. We have summarized which mistakes should be avoided and what exactly the employer is allowed to do

Which Personalities Make A Team Successful

Which Personalities Make A Team Successful

Which personality profiles prove to be important for the success of a team? Talent management expert Sumtotal has put together typical team roles, personality profiles and tips on how to motivate these characters

The Workplace Of The Future - On Mars?

The Workplace Of The Future - On Mars?

Geophysicist Christiane Heinicke from the University of Bremen has developed a habitat as a living and working space that should be used outside of the world. Everyday work on 8 m² with a team of four has now been tested in the laboratory module

Mechanical Engineering Among The Top Earners

Mechanical Engineering Among The Top Earners

Studying engineering is worthwhile. On average, these young professionals earn the most. Mathematicians and computer scientists also earn well. Particularly lucrative industries: mechanical engineering and the automotive industry

23 Researchers Named Inventor Of The Year

23 Researchers Named Inventor Of The Year

From efficient offshore turbines to AI modules in postcard format: Siemens has recognized 23 researchers as inventors of the year 2019

Data Analysis Software Receives German Future Prize

Data Analysis Software Receives German Future Prize

Sustainable plastics, an ultra-high field MRI and a new technology for data analysis in companies were nominated. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has now awarded the winners with the German Future Prize

Record Number Of Engineers Despite A Shortage Of Skilled Workers

Record Number Of Engineers Despite A Shortage Of Skilled Workers

According to a new VDMA survey, the number of engineers in mechanical and plant engineering is at a record level. At the same time, the shortage of specialists has worsened

Employees Demand Further Training

Employees Demand Further Training

You never learn from /u2013 this sentence gains more and more importance in times of digitization. But is training in German companies a right or a requirement?

You Can Recognize Bankruptcy Early On

You Can Recognize Bankruptcy Early On

According to Euler Hermes, sales are not the best measure to predict a corporate crisis. On the other hand, more information provides a steadily falling profitability, the equity ratio and interest coverage

Short-time Work - These Are The Legal Requirements

Short-time Work - These Are The Legal Requirements

Short-time working was introduced at Schaeffler and Continental, and other companies are also considering this in view of the current order situation. In this article, you can read about the legal requirements that must be met

AI In Mechanical Engineering - Basics, Applications And Potential

AI In Mechanical Engineering - Basics, Applications And Potential

Artificial intelligence fundamentally changes our society, our economy and our everyday life, it is said again and again. Reason enough to examine current applications and their potential

Recession Risk Rises To Its Highest Level Since

Recession Risk Rises To Its Highest Level Since

According to the IMK, the risk of a recession has increased rapidly: with almost a sixty percent probability, Germany expects a recession in the next three months

Eight Tips For Perfect Ergonomic Sitting

Eight Tips For Perfect Ergonomic Sitting

Long sitting, lack of movement and incorrect posture lead to back and neck pain. We give tips on how to set up your workplace ergonomically and promote healthy posture

Study Digital Engineering In Kaiserslautern

Study Digital Engineering In Kaiserslautern

Industry 4.0, augmented reality, big data, assistance systems and much more is part of digitization. The Bachelor's degree in Digital Engineering from the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences provides the appropriate knowledge and starts this winter semester

How Social Platforms Facilitate Knowledge Management

How Social Platforms Facilitate Knowledge Management

More than 80% of a company's knowledge is in the minds of its employees /u2013 and is lost when employees leave the company. To prevent this, D /u00e4twyler relies on social platforms

Mechanical Engineer Is Germany's Top Recruiter

Mechanical Engineer Is Germany's Top Recruiter

The current /u201eBest-Recruiters /u201c study again awards the best employers in the German-speaking region this year. A machine manufacturer has made it to the top position in Germany

The Triz Method Explained - How To Solve Technical Problems

The Triz Method Explained - How To Solve Technical Problems

The Triz method can be used to solve technical problems in a structured manner. Russian scientists originally developed the method to get the DNA of inventions. It is still successful today

German Students Prefer To Work Here

German Students Prefer To Work Here

Where do German students prefer to work and what do they expect from their job? This is answered by the Universum Student Survey 2019. The large automobile groups are at the forefront. IT people favor Apple and Google. Banks and consulting firms, on the other hand, show the students the cold shoulder

VDI Demands Change In Engineering Education

VDI Demands Change In Engineering Education

The VDI and the VDMA appeal to the German universities to adapt the curricula and teaching methods to the changing times in order to continue to be a leading technology location. In its study /u201eEngineers for Industry 4.0 /u201c, the VDMA showed what engineer 4.0 should look like

Fraunhofer-IAO Starts Survey On Intelligent Office

Fraunhofer-IAO Starts Survey On Intelligent Office

Working in an office that adapts individually to the user and his tasks - that sounds like efficiency and well-being. The Fraunhofer-IAO has started a survey to determine the desired properties of an intelligent working environment of the future

From Batteries To Recycling - Finalists For The European Inventor Award Have Been Announced

From Batteries To Recycling - Finalists For The European Inventor Award Have Been Announced

Fungus packaging, anti-parasite lasers and robots for happier kitchens. A total of 15 finalists have been nominated for their inventions. We introduce them

Bühler Motor, Omron And Siei-Areg: The Personal Details Of The Week

Bühler Motor, Omron And Siei-Areg: The Personal Details Of The Week

Generational change at B? U00fchler Motor, new CEO for the industrial automation business in the EMEA region of Omron and a new business manager of Siei-Areg GmbH /u2013 are the personal details of the week

Why Multitasking Is Not Always Positive

Why Multitasking Is Not Always Positive

Do multiple things at once and be more productive? Even if it still gives the impression that multitasking is by no means desirable or positive in everyday work and project work

Have Less Distraction With The Pomodoro Technology

Have Less Distraction With The Pomodoro Technology

Here's a quick chat with my colleague, because answering an email quickly /u2013 and at the end of the day you barely managed to do what you were supposed to do. The so-called Pomodoro technique promises a remedy

The Future Of Meetings

The Future Of Meetings

From smart technologies to intelligent speech recognition systems: digitization has found its way into the office world. This change also affects meetings. But what will the meeting of the future look like?

Lapp, Bigrep And Neff Screw Drives - The Personal Details Of The Week

Lapp, Bigrep And Neff Screw Drives - The Personal Details Of The Week

Lapp has a new Executive Vice President Germany, 3D printer maker Bigrep appoints a new CIO, and Neff Screw Drives appoints a manager for its new office - Personnel of the Week

AI Is Supposed To Help You Work In A Highly Concentrated Manner

AI Is Supposed To Help You Work In A Highly Concentrated Manner

Working highly concentrated and not being disturbed /u2013 the KIT is currently developing assistance systems that are supposed to support the employees by means of artificial intelligence to achieve and maintain this highly concentrated work phase

Bugs In The Elevator

Bugs In The Elevator

Standing in a confined space with strangers makes many people uncomfortable. However, this is often unavoidable in the elevator. It is precisely for this reason that it is important to observe the basic rules and to avoid grease pits

How Medium-sized Companies Manage Digitalization

How Medium-sized Companies Manage Digitalization

A study by the Institute for Internet and Society and Sirius Minds qualitatively examined strategies with which medium-sized companies manage the digital transformation. Accordingly, small and medium-sized companies are sometimes even one step ahead of large corporations

Women In STEM Jobs Are Still Rare

Women In STEM Jobs Are Still Rare

Women are still outnumbered in STEM jobs. Electricians and engineers in particular are rare. This is shown by a current evaluation of the Stepstone job platform