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

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  • 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxDi_JCuEc U
  • 2. THE SOCIOTECHNICAL STRUCTURE AS STIMULUS FOR MIGRANTS TALENTS? Lander Vermeerbergen Geert Van Hootegem (University of Leuven)
  • 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. 1. The Need for a Worldwide Brain and Brawn Circulation
  • 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. Demographic need (Herremans, 2012)
  • 7. Marginal productivity Economic need (Richards, 2000)
  • 8. 2. The ethnic division of work quality
  • 9. Ethnic minorities and the job-demand-control model 2 1 3 4 (Karasek, 1979)
  • 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. 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. 3. The STS as win-win theory for employers and for employees with an ethnic minority background?
  • 13. A sociotechnical change Organisation quality Design of jobs Quality of Working Life
  • 14. Casestudy • Domiciliary care organisation • Functional structure to horizontal structure
  • 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. = effect of socio-technic organisation change
  • 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. 4. Future Research
  • 19. Future research • In-depth research at the intra-organisation level • In-depth research at the inter-organisation level – Inter-organisational human resource strategy