As a professional network, we put millions of people in touch with each other. XING helps its members to build and expand their own networks, many of which form the nucleus of modern and sometimes completely new forms of work. We see it as our responsibility to promote public debate on New Work because we share a vision that the world of work will be better in the future.
Globalization and digitalization are just two of the drivers that are radically and rapidly changing the world of work as we move from an industrial to a knowledge-based society. Changing values mean that the traditional “nine-to-five” model is no longer something to aspire to. Flexible working models are replacing rigid structures, employee participation is replacing hierarchies, and autonomy is becoming increasingly important. Lots of things that have remained static for a long time are now changing – suggesting that we are currently experiencing the greatest upheaval in the world of work since the industrial revolution.
We do not want to deal with these changes in a reactive way, but rather anticipate and deal proactively with them. As the largest professional network in the German-speaking world, we know the needs of employees and employers like few others. Day after day, we see what they are looking for; we are familiar with their experiences and their wishes. We believe it is our responsibility to share this knowledge in order to help shape the changing world of work and to show many people the opportunities that are available and how to grasp them. We represent their interests by helping them to develop networks that enable them to configure their work in a way that suits them and their individual circumstances.
Please find more information about our actions carrying our know-how on New Work into our society and how our employees are regularly committed to social projects in our 2017 CSR Report.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Corporate Social Responsibility at XING.
Dr. Claudia Weigt
Manager Corporate Social Responsibilty
Manager Corporate Communications