Utilisation of professional and vocational qualifications within the context of mobility to Germany

Results of the 2018 BIBB/BAuA Labour Force Survey

Coverbild: BWP 4/2018
Ausgabe/Jahr (Jahrgang) 4/2018 (47)
Seite(n) 45-49

International mobility of employees is playing an increasingly important role within the context of global networking. Such mobility is, however, restricted by dint of the fact that qualifications obtained within an educational and training history mostly have a country-specific context. This means that they frequently cannot be utilised to their fullest extent abroad. The result of this is that employees who have qualified abroad sometimes exercise tasks which are not in accordance with their training. Which factors favour or inhibit such an over-qualified employment in particular? The article investigates this issue using data from the latest 2018 Labour Force Survey conducted by BIBB and the Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA) [Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health].