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Future Skills of Flight Attendants in Times of COVID-19-Related Job Uncertainty—The Case of Germany

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Distance Learning Business and Management, IU International University of Applied Sciences, 99084 Erfurt, Germany
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Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR e.V.), 51147 Cologne, Germany
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Adm. Sci. 2021, 11(4), 154; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci11040154
Received: 6 October 2021 / Revised: 8 December 2021 / Accepted: 10 December 2021 / Published: 17 December 2021
“Future skills” increase employees’ prospects in the labor market, particularly in dynamic times, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. (Not only) in Germany, flight attendants represent an occupational group without state-recognized vocational occupation who are particularly affected by the pandemic due to serious and long-lasting declines in air transport volumes. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the future skills of flight attendants play an important role when applying for jobs in other industries. An empirical survey (n = 273) from April 2021 indicates that German-speaking flight attendants possess some of the future skills most frequently identified in key studies on future competencies, as well as extensive language skills, but have deficits in “working with computer systems” and “programming”. Pro-active training of employees in future skills, especially in crisis-prone professions, could facilitate future transitions into new professional fields. View Full-Text
Keywords: air transport; flight attendants; future skills; future competencies; COVID-19; further education; training; employee air transport; flight attendants; future skills; future competencies; COVID-19; further education; training; employee
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Bremer, K.F.; Maertens, S.U. Future Skills of Flight Attendants in Times of COVID-19-Related Job Uncertainty—The Case of Germany. Adm. Sci. 2021, 11, 154. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci11040154

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Bremer KF, Maertens SU. Future Skills of Flight Attendants in Times of COVID-19-Related Job Uncertainty—The Case of Germany. Administrative Sciences. 2021; 11(4):154. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci11040154

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Bremer, Kirsten Friederike, and Sven Ulrich Maertens. 2021. "Future Skills of Flight Attendants in Times of COVID-19-Related Job Uncertainty—The Case of Germany" Administrative Sciences 11, no. 4: 154. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci11040154

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