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Bemanningskonsult idag - mittemellan två företag?

Berggren, Maria and Thorvaldsdotter, Johanna (2006)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
In the past decade there has been a considerable growth of contingent employment arrangements. In Sweden, the most common among these are the temporary-help service firms. The aim of this study is to investigate how the employees of temporary-help service firms experience their situation as employed by one company and working at another. We have used a qualitative approach to reach an increased understanding for the daily situation of the contingent worker. The essay is based on participant observations and semi-structured interviews with six contingent workers. Interviews and observations were analysed thematically to reach a greater comprehension of the phenomenon. The paper explores the challenges for the employees of temporary-help... (More)
In the past decade there has been a considerable growth of contingent employment arrangements. In Sweden, the most common among these are the temporary-help service firms. The aim of this study is to investigate how the employees of temporary-help service firms experience their situation as employed by one company and working at another. We have used a qualitative approach to reach an increased understanding for the daily situation of the contingent worker. The essay is based on participant observations and semi-structured interviews with six contingent workers. Interviews and observations were analysed thematically to reach a greater comprehension of the phenomenon. The paper explores the challenges for the employees of temporary-help service firms created by their particular work arrangement. It highlights the conflict that arises for the contingent worker from being in a "no-man's-land", between two organisations. The results indicates that this gap exists and causes control and identification challenges. (Less)
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author
Berggren, Maria and Thorvaldsdotter, Johanna
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
temporary-help service firms, contingent worker, organisational commitment, identification, affinity, motivation, Psychology, Psykologi
language
Swedish
id
1327192
date added to LUP
2006-06-16
date last changed
2006-06-16
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  abstract     = {In the past decade there has been a considerable growth of contingent employment arrangements. In Sweden, the most common among these are the temporary-help service firms. The aim of this study is to investigate how the employees of temporary-help service firms experience their situation as employed by one company and working at another. We have used a qualitative approach to reach an increased understanding for the daily situation of the contingent worker. The essay is based on participant observations and semi-structured interviews with six contingent workers. Interviews and observations were analysed thematically to reach a greater comprehension of the phenomenon. The paper explores the challenges for the employees of temporary-help service firms created by their particular work arrangement. It highlights the conflict that arises for the contingent worker from being in a "no-man's-land", between two organisations. The results indicates that this gap exists and causes control and identification challenges.},
  author       = {Berggren, Maria and Thorvaldsdotter, Johanna},
  keyword      = {temporary-help service firms,contingent worker,organisational commitment,identification,affinity,motivation,Psychology,Psykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bemanningskonsult idag - mittemellan två företag?},
  year         = {2006},
}