Personnel and Human Resources Management
Employee attitude surveys within organisations; representative sample surveys on companies public image as employers. Labour market studies.
Our published research studies deal with:
- Employee surveys as instruments for diagnosis and early warning in Human Resources Management (1989c, 1996a). Surveys within particular companies, i.e. SBC Swiss Bank Corporation (1984, 1990a), CONTRAVES (1986b), and NCR Switzerland (1987c)
- Diffusion and adoption of telework, a socio-technical innovation, in Switzerland. Knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in the population (1989a, 1989b, 1995a))
- Research on employers' public image - basis for marketing companies to prospective employees (1986a, 1988, 1995c)
- Graduate business students' looking for a job, and perceptions of large employers (1987b)
- Information and communication within the company - the employees' view (1994a, 1995 b)
- Occupation and professions in the Canton of Zurich. Analysis of the federal census data (1994b)
- Change in the working life in Switzerland (1994)
- Mega mergers in industry and banking . The Novartis and UBS cases (1996e, 1996f, 1996h, 1997b, 1997c)
- Human Resources Management in the new millennium (1997)
The WI.SO Research Institute can draw on a pool of economists, sociologists, political scientists and psychologists, to build an interdisciplinary team of researchers and consultants with a great wealth of knowledge and practical experience. The Institute has a well-equipped CATI facility with a team of interviewers which is centralised and under the permanent control of the fieldwork manager. This team regularly conducts both representative studies and those geared to specific target groups, right across Switzerland - including the French and Italian speaking regions. Besides personal interviews, other methods of empirical research are used on their own or in combination, such as mail surveys, observation, systematic content analysis, group discussions (focus groups), expert interviews, in-depth interviews. The collated data is processed on our in-house computer systems. We use the PC+ version of the SPSS package for sophisticated statistical analysis.
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