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2003-10-20Buch DOI: 10.18452/3647
Inside The Black Box of Temporary Help Agencies
dc.contributor.authorKvasnicka, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T21:40:18Z
dc.date.available2017-06-15T21:40:18Z
dc.date.created2005-10-20
dc.date.issued2003-10-20
dc.identifier.issn1436-1086
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/4299
dc.description.abstractBased on a new panel dataset created in close cooperation with one of the largest temporary help agencies (THAs) in Germany, this paper presents novel evidence on key aspects of temporary agency work, a segment of the labor market that despite its growing importance remains underresearched. In particular, we provide detailed information on the internal operation of a THA and the allocative function it performs both as an intermediate demander and as a final supplier of labor in this submarket. In addition to offering first examination of effective wage and fee schedules, we document, among others, the rise of on-call hiring, recalls and fixed-term contracts in the recruitment of workers, the reasons for job termination, as well as the volume of labor actually contracted per worker and per worker-client match. We show that the THA manages to utilize effectively its workforce in assignments and keeps idle labor at a minimum. In fact, more than a third of workers exhibit multiple client engagements. One-off recruitment and dismissal costs per worker can thus effectively be spread across different clients.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
dc.subjecttemporary helpeng
dc.subjectagency workeng
dc.subjectflexible employmenteng
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaft
dc.titleInside The Black Box of Temporary Help Agencies
dc.typebook
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-10050774
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/3647
local.edoc.container-titleSonderforschungsbereich 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes
local.edoc.pages34
local.edoc.type-nameBuch
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local.edoc.container-type-nameSchriftenreihe
local.edoc.container-volume2003
local.edoc.container-issue43
local.edoc.container-year2003
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2135319-0

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