Employers’ hiring decisions in relation to young people in Luxembourg (EDYPOLU)

Robin Samuel, Tamara Gutfleisch

In this report, we present a selection of preliminary descriptive results from the EDYPOLU research project funded by the University of Luxembourg (2017-2020). The research project examines the labour market for young people in Luxembourg with an interest in operational staffing needs, general human resource requirements and selection processes of recruiters. The main objective of the project is to identify possible obstacles for a successful entry into the labor market for young job seekers in Luxembourg by studying the general mechanisms in recruiters’ evaluation of young job candidates. To this end, we conducted an online survey among recruiters working in different occupational fields in Luxembourg between November 2018 and January 2019. A pilot study was conducted in spring 2018. The EDYPOLU recruiter survey builds on the Horizon 2020 project NEGOTIATE (https://negotiate-research.eu/). In the context of NEGOTIATE, a recruiter survey was conducted in four countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Norway, and Switzerland. EDYPOLU surveys a number of topics that have also been examined in NEGOTIATE. This makes it possible to draw some comparisons between the results of both studies.

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Gutfleisch, T. & Samuel, R. (2019). Employers’ hiring decisions in relation to young people in Luxembourg (EDYPOLU). Short report. Esch-sur-Alzette. University of Luxembourg (UL); Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development (INSIDE).


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