HR One will organize its first Breakfast of the year next March 25th. Due to the current health situation, the event will take place remotely, but participants will still be able to share a digital coffee and enjoy fresh croissants. Ludivine Martin (Research Scientist, LISER) will notably take the stage and share the results of her research, which revolves around “Digital Upskilling In A Telework Environment”.

Ludivine Martin is a ‘Research Scientist’ in Economics at the Labour Market Department of the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) since July 2008 and coordinates the ‘Employer/Employee relations’ priority research topic of institute. Her research interests focus on digitalization and human resource management practices at the workplace and their consequences on employees’ job satisfaction, job stress, work motivation, job performance, job search and skills. She mobilizes both surveys and laboratory experiments to collect data dedicated to her research topics. The development of her current research agenda is based on research grants supported by the European Commission (UNTANGLED) and the Luxembourg National Research Fund (TWAIN, DIGITUP).


Digital Upskilling In A Telework Environment

Last year, the FNR announced the results of their first and second rounds of financing under its novel COVID-19 Fast Track Call, one of them being Digital Upskilling In A Telework Environment (DIGITUP), led by Ludivine Martin. This specific project focuses on analyzing, understanding and determining the influence of the current health crisis on teleworkers’ well-being, motivations and productivity and efficiency of online collaborations that keep firms performant is essential to support the workforce for the current and future economic challenges, and turn them into opportunities.

“Indeed, in parallel with the current COVID-19 health crisis, the labour market is undergoing profound changes linked to the digital transformation, which will increase in the future (i.e. job replacement, new tasks to require digital skills). An increased use of digital tools at the workplace is not yet real for all organizations,” adds Ludivine Martin.

She continues: “while, for many years, the obstacles to voluntary efforts to switch to a generalized use of digital tools where huge (e.g. lack resources, training, incentive in terms of bonuses) the current lockdown has the power to change the situation. Whereas the use of current communication tools such as emails induces drawbacks for workers (e.g. infobesity), the upskilling to use more efficient collaborative tools (e.g. Microsoft Teams or Slack) will be beneficial for both workers and firms. Finally, if the telework period appears beneficial for both workers and firms, after the lockdown, the challenge will be to create a common framework in the Greater-Region to favor it”.


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Publié le 10 février 2021