TED Talk – Vermeerbergen – The Sociotechnical Structure as Stimulus for Immigrant Talents

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TED Talk – Vermeerbergen – The Sociotechnical Structure as Stimulus for Immigrant Talents

  1. 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxDi_JCuEc U
  2. 2. THE SOCIOTECHNICAL STRUCTURE AS STIMULUS FOR MIGRANTS TALENTS? Lander Vermeerbergen Geert Van Hootegem (University of Leuven)
  3. 3. Content • The need for non-native employees • Job quality of ethnic minorities • The job quality of ethnic minorities after an sociotechnical change • Future research
  4. 4. 1. The Need for a Worldwide Brain and Brawn Circulation
  5. 5. Demographic need 90% 80% 105+ 70% 95-104 60% 85-94 50% 75-84 40% 65-74 30% 55-64 20% 45-54 10% 35-44 0% 25-34 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016 2020 2024 2028 2032 2036 2040 2044 2048 2052 2056 2060 Percentage of Flemisch Population 100% Year 22-24 (FOD Economie, 2012)
  6. 6. Demographic need (Herremans, 2012)
  7. 7. Marginal productivity Economic need (Richards, 2000)
  8. 8. 2. The ethnic division of work quality
  9. 9. Ethnic minorities and the job-demand-control model 2 1 3 4 (Karasek, 1979)
  10. 10. Ethnic minorities and the job-demandcontrol model 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Low-strain jobs High-strain jobs Passive jobs Active jobs Migrants Natives (European Working and Condition Survey, 2010)
  11. 11. Ethnic minorities and the job-demandcontrol model • Quality of working life – More physical health consequences for minorities • a.o. muscular pain, heart problems – More psychological health consequences for minorities • a.o. sleeping problems, stress, • Organisational performance – Increase in absenteeism, sickness, productivity, creativity,
  12. 12. 3. The STS as win-win theory for employers and for employees with an ethnic minority background?
  13. 13. A sociotechnical change Organisation quality Design of jobs Quality of Working Life
  14. 14. Casestudy • Domiciliary care organisation • Functional structure to horizontal structure
  15. 15. Casestudy Concepts of non-natives that increase • Organising tasks • Contact possibilities • Completeness • Autonomy • Learning possibilities Concepts of non-natives that decrease • Time pressure • Need for recovery
  16. 16. = effect of socio-technic organisation change
  17. 17. Conclusion • Demographic and economic need for a diverse workforce • Job quality of migrants is low • Sociotechnical structure can be used for an increase in the job quality – Solution for demographic and economic need
  18. 18. 4. Future Research
  19. 19. Future research • In-depth research at the intra-organisation level • In-depth research at the inter-organisation level – Inter-organisational human resource strategy

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