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More training opportunities for more agency workers: Overview report. Dr. Anneleen Peeters, IDEA Consult Eurociett/UNI Europa joint conference 4 December 2008. Aim of the study.

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More training opportunities for more agency workers overview report

More training opportunities for more agency workers: Overview report

Dr. Anneleen Peeters, IDEA Consult Eurociett/UNI Europa joint conference 4 December 2008


Aim of the study

Aim of the study

  • Conduct a comparative research work on the personal background, professional experience and motivations of the temporary agency workers and on training opportunities provided to them

  • Carry out an in-depth analysis of best practices in terms of training programmes targetted at temporary agency workers


Approach of the project

Approach of the project

Step 1: Comparative research

Step 2: Case studies

Step 3: Pan-European conference

Step 4: Dissemination and publications


Methodology

Methodology

  • Written survey:

    • Amongst Eurociett and Uni-Europa members

    • Content of the survey:

      • General framework of training programmes

      • Quantitative & qualitative info training programmes

      • Impact of training on professional life

      • Good practices training initiatives

      • Profile of agency workers

      • Situation and motivations to work as a TAW

  • Desk research: available studies on profile and training opportunities

  • Selection of 6 case study countries


Methodology1

Methodology

  • Target group (21 countries) and respons (16 in bold/orange):


Results of the survey

Results of the survey

  • 3 topics:

    1)General framework of training programmes provided to TAW

    2) Characteristics of TAW and their jobs: determinants of training needs

    3) Training provision for TAW


1 general framework of training programmes provided to taw

1) General framework of training programmes provided to TAW

1.1.Access to vocational training for TAW

1.2. Organisation of vocational training for TAW

1.3. Cooperation regarding training for TAW

1.4. Financing vocational training for TAW


1 1 access to vocational training

1.1. Access to vocational training

  • General access to vocational training for TAW:

    • In all countries

  • Specific training system for TAW:

    • In 6 countries: FR, BE, NL, AU, ES, IT

  • Specific (bipartiate) training body to facilitate access to training for TAW:

    • In 6 countries: FR, BE, NL, AU, ES, IT


1 2 organisation of training programmes

1.2. Organisation of training programmes

  • How is the specific training provision for temporary agency workers regulated?


1 3 cooperation regarding training

1.3. Cooperation regarding training

  • Cooperation between the temporary agency work sector and national public employment services regarding training for TAW: In Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Finland, Poland and the UK

  • Cooperation between the temporary agency work sector and other sectors regarding training for TAW: In Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary and the UK


1 4 financing vocational training for taw

1.4. Financing vocational training for TAW

  • Most important channels (in decreasing order):

    • By temporary work agencies

    • By user companies

    • By public employment services

    • By a training fund

    • By European funds

  • In some countries training programmes are also (indirectly) financed by TAW’s (e.g. through the social charges of their salary)


2 characteristics of taw and their jobs determinants of training needs

2) Characteristics of TAW and their jobs: determinants of training needs

2.1. Duration of an assignment

2.2. Sectoral distribution of temporary agency work

2.3. Educational level

2.4. Motivations of temporary agency workers

2.5. Previous situation of temporary agency workers


2 1 duration of an assignment

2.1. Duration of an assignment

  • Duration of a TAW assignment in number of days:


2 2 sectoral distribution

2.2. Sectoral distribution

  • Sectoral distribution of temporary agency work:


2 3 educational level

2.3. Educational level

  • Initial educational level of temporary agency workers:


2 4 motivations of taw

2.4. Motivations of TAW

  • % of temporary agency workers not looking for a permanent job:


2 5 previous situation of taw

2.5. Previous situation of TAW

  • Large differences between countries in the previous situation of TAW

  • Before starting work as a temporary agency worker most workers where:

    • Unemployed: in Germany (69%), Hungary (60%), Norway (50%), France (40%), Greece (40%) and Belgium (30%)

    • Student: in the Netherlands (44%), Finland (43%) and Poland (25%)

    • Temporary agency worker: in the Czech Republic (32%) and Poland (25%)


3 training provision for taw

3) Training provision for TAW

3.1. Number of trainings provided to TAW

3.2. Duration of trainings provided to TAW

3.3. Type of trainings provided to TAW

3.4. Organisation of training provision

3.5. Main difficulties being faced when developing training programmes


3 1 number of trainings provided to taw

3.1. Number of trainings provided to TAW


3 2 duration of trainings

3.2. Duration of trainings

  • Distribution of trainings provided to TAW:


3 2 duration of trainings1

3.2. Duration of trainings

  • Relation between average number of training hours and % of trained TAW:


3 3 type of trainings

3.3. Type of trainings

  • Main fields of training provided to TAW:

    • Technical skills

    • Health and safety

    • ICT

    • Use of PC

    • Compulsory trainings (e.g. driving licences)


3 4 organisation of training provision

3.4. Organisation of training provision

  • What is the employment status/contract of the TAW when being trained ?

  • Are TAW’s being paid or do they receive some benefits when they are on a training programme ?

  • Who usually takes the initiative for the training?

  • When is the training programme usually delivered to the TAW?

  • Where does the training usually take place?


3 4 organisation of training provision1

3.4. Organisation of training provision

  • What is the employment status/contract of the TAW when being trained (number of countries)?


3 4 organisation of training provision2

3.4. Organisation of training provision

  • Are TAW being paid or do they receive some benefits when they are on a training programme (number of countries)?


3 4 organisation of training provision3

3.4. Organisation of training provision

  • Who usually takes the initiative for the training?

    • Usually the temporary work agency

    • The user firm is also an important actor

  • When is the training programme usually delivered to the temporary agency workers?

    • At a later stage during assignment

    • Training programmes prior to the temporary agency work occur less frequently

  • Where does the training usually take place?

    • In the user firm or at a training institute

    • Trainings at the temporary work agency do also occur


3 5 main difficulties when developing training programmes

3.5. Main difficulties when developing training programmes

  • Number of countries facing difficulties when developing trainings:


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