Labour-Market Flexibility and Individual Careers: A by Simone R. Kirpal

By Simone R. Kirpal

With labour markets internationally or even in social democratic Europe in a country of remarkable flux, this exhaustive examine addresses the matter of ways to stability activity marketplace calls for, own profession pursuits and personal existence turns into a significant factor for hundreds of thousands of staff. So how do glossy paintings and employment preparations restructure person careers and what's required of people so as to deal with occupation transitions effectively over the years? this is often one in every of only a few in-depth empirical stories to research how labour marketplace traits, organisational switch and the subjective paintings orientations of people engage. The author’s exact review relies on a comparability of the structural contexts, paintings orientations and employment histories of nurses and ICT technicians in Germany and the united kingdom. those center provider occupations, in addition to the nationwide contexts of the 2 ecu countries, have really various operating environments and vocational traditions. Nursing is an institutionalized semi-profession with transparent standards of qualification and occupation continuity, whereas info and verbal exchange know-how (ICT) is a brand new, evolving box with diversified ability backgrounds and excessive task mobility. to reach at an knowing of ways person profession trajectories are altering, this ebook heavily examines the interaction of labour marketplace calls for, staff’ paintings and profession orientations and the improvement in their talents. It documents the ways that staff adapt to elevated labour industry flexibility, which, at the one hand, induces discontinuities of careers, employment and paintings, and at the different, generates new ability necessities and studying expectancies, in addition to unexpected possibilities.

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The interview data was synthesized according to evaluation categories that were adjusted and refined in the course of data analysis. The process of categorization, codification, fragmentation of texts and interpretation was supported by using the software programme ‘WinMax Quadro pro’ specifically designed for qualitative data analysis (see Appendix for details). Chapter 2 Skills and Labour Markets in Germany and the UK This chapter gives an insight into the skills and training systems and the relevant labour-market principles in Germany and the UK.

While numeric flexibility has become an issue in the nursing context in the UK due to high levels of staff fluctuation and problems of 36 2 Skills and Labour Markets in Germany and the UK recruitment and retention, spatial flexibility turned into a dominant theme in the IT sector leading to high demands of staff mobility for people working in the sector. e. the flexibility of costs that a company spends on wages and benefits. Wage flexibility also influences employees’ work and career orientations and plays an important role in the British context, where wages apparently are a key driver of staff mobility and flexibility.

In some segments of the labour market such as in service sectors or engineering, companies increasingly make use of university graduates, who seem more likely to possess the desired modern skill sets and who, under conditions of economic constraint, are relatively cheap to employ. Overall, the complex regulative framework of the dual system which involves a considerable number of divergent interest groups can be regarded as one factor hampering innovation and flexibility in the German education and training system.

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