One of the most pressing problems facing European governments today is high unemployment. At the same time, global companies are finding it difficult to find qualified and experienced professionals who can help them compete in a global environment. The creative and collaborative approach to employment known as flexicurity seemingly offers a solution to these two problems by emphasizing flexible work arrangements, comprehensive lifelong learning systems and helps companies and employees t … Read more »

One of the most pressing problems facing European governments today is high unemployment. At the same time, global companies are finding it difficult to find qualified and experienced professionals who can help them compete in a global environment. The creative and collaborative approach to employment known as flexicurity seemingly offers a solution to these two problems by emphasizing flexible work arrangements, comprehensive lifelong learning systems and helps firms and employees to thrive in volatile economic contexts. In this article, the author highlights two areas of flexicurity, and reap immediate benefits by unleashing powerful societal impact: more diverse contractual arrangements, lifelong learning and for all categories of workers. But Flexicurity involves more than formulating policies, it is an entirely new conception of the work. It must be understood and controlled as a dynamic phenomenon through a careful examination of the different conditions of each unique labor market and culture
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Source: IESE Insight Magazine
7 pages.
Release Date: 15, December 2011. Prod #: IIR063-PDF-ENG
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