Research at the labour market department is organized into three main research programmes.
- The first research programme focuses on labour supply and career paths. It aims at providing a better understanding of i) workers' decisions in contexts of regional and international mobility (migration, cross-border work), labour force participation, occupational choice, retirement and ii) the matching of workers to firms and employment trajectories.
- The second research programme focuses on workers' behaviours and firms' performance in the context of a knowledge society. In particular, it investigates the (causal) relation between firms' adoption of Information, Communication and Technologies, Corporate Social Responsibility and organizational changes and Human Resources Management practices, workers' attitudes, job satisfaction, work-life quality and performance.
- The third research programme focuses on employment relations and collective bargaining. It examines the sociology of stakeholders in collective bargaining, changes in collective bargaining and the social dialogue within companies, as well as the European employment and social dialogue policies. The aim is to understand the extent to which companies and the stakeholders in collective bargaining are able to respond to tomorrow's social challenges.