Management priorities to increase labor force flexibility in the Romanian organizations

Theoretical and Applied Economics. 2014;XXI(4):143-152

 

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Journal Title: Theoretical and Applied Economics

ISSN: 1841-8678 (Print); 1844-0029 (Online)

Publisher: General Association of Economists from Romania

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Commerce: Business | Social Sciences: Economic theory. Demography: Economics as a science

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Ionuţ CĂŞUNEANU ( Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania )

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Blind peer review

Editorial Board

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Time From Submission to Publication: 4 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The increase of flexibility for using the labor force in Romania’s economy represents an economic policy priority at a macro and micro economic level. Romania is characterized by the existence of two labor markets: one in the urban area using the market economy requirements, and another one in the rural area, representing about 30% of the employed population of the country, where the legal provisions of the community acquis are found in a limited extent. The internal flexibility of using the labor force is analyzed through a series of indicators specific to the four fields of an organization: workplace and organization of work; work content and professional training; information and communication on the job level; flexible contractual relations of work. The managerial priorities to increase the labor force flexibility is considering the four fields and may include a variety of activities related to: production management, Multi-qualification of workers, use of information technologies, job rotation, team work, continuous professional training of the employees, updating the job descriptions, expanding the practice of atypical employment contracts – fixed term work contracts, temporary work contracts, contracts for home employment, telework, etc.