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Venue

Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21
50668 Köln
Raum E.72 (Eucken)

Co-organizers

German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo; Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft Köln; German Federal Ministry of Economics, Berlin

Registration Info

per Telefax: 0221 4981-99711



Human Resources Policy for Ageing Workforce

September 15 - January 20, 2019

There is no denying the fact that demographic change has affected personnel policies of companies and governments. What this means at the individual level and how we should plan for these changes remains unclear, particularly when it increasingly becomes a focus of research. It is not only a question of family policies but also personnel policies. A new study released by the HWWI (Hamburgisches Weltwirtschafts Institut – Hamburg Institute of International Economics) quotes, “it’s difficult to make broad statements about the consequences that an aging society and workforce will have on productivity as it depends on the field and type of work. However, the future development of labor productivity should not differ based on fields. An important role will be the reorganization of work procedures and team structures that could be optimized for a new demographic framework. We should make every effort to support the research of academic labor specialists and promote the transfer of this knowledge to the economy. Since workers in companies are getting older, further education and training is assigned greater importance.” (Demographic Change and Labor Supply: perspectives and potential solutions for Hamburg companies). A study carried out by the VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure – Association of German Engineers) and IW (Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft – Institute of the German Economy) about the lack of engineers comments: “those companies that implement measures to foster and promote older engineers, retire those engineers two years and four months later than those companies who make little or no efforts.” The symposium will deal with these and other issues, and draw a comparative analysis of potential solutions in Japan and Germany.

Presentations

10.30
Begrüßung

Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther Direktor des Instituts der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW)
Dr. Friederike Bosse Generalsekretärin des Japanisch-Deutschen Zentrums Berlin (JDZB)
Dr. Eckhard Franz Leiter der Abteilung Mittelstandspolitik des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi), Berlin

10.45
Einführung

- Slides

Florian Kohlbacher


German Institute for Japanese Studies

11.00
Block I
Alternde Belegschaften und Human Resource Management in Deutschland und Japan

Dr. Hans-Peter Klös Leiter Bildungspolitik und Arbeitsmarktpolitik des Instituts der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW)
- Slides
Q&A
Prof. Dr. Masato Oka International College of Arts and Sciences der Yokohama City University
- Slides

12.00
Block II
Strategien von Großunternehmen in Deutschland und Japan

Q&A
Volker Westedt Leiter Personal DB Schenker Rail Deutschland AG, Mainz
Mitsuo Takashige Corporate Officer and General Manager, Personnel Department Shiseido Co Ltd., Tokyo
- Slides

13.00
Mittagsbuffet

14.00
Block III
Strategien von KMU in Deutschland und Japan

Werner Kotschenreuther Leiter Personal- und Sozialwesen Loewe AG, Kronach
- Slides
Q&A
Daniel Dick General Manager Mayekawa Europe S.A., Zug
- Slides
Kenji Ueda President Koureisha Co., Tokyo
- Slides

15.45
Abschlusspodium: Politische Strategien

Florian Kohlbacher


German Institute for Japanese Studies

Edeltraud Glänzer Mitglied des geschäftsführenden Hauptvorstands der Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau, Chemie, Energie (IG BCE), Hannover
Wolfgang Goos Stellvertretender Hauptgeschäftsführer des Bundesarbeitgeberverbandes Chemie (BAVC), Wiesbaden
Dr. Eckhard Franz Leiter der Abteilung Mittelstandspolitik des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi), Berlin
Prof. Dr. Masato Oka International College of Arts and Sciences der Yokohama City University

17.00
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