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Can flexicurity make ethical sense? The ‘terceisation function’ as a moral lever for inter-organisational employment schemes
Xhauflair, Virginie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > HEC-Ecole de Gestion de l'Université de Liège > LENTIC > > >]
Pichault, François mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'ULg : UER > Gestion des ressources humaines >]
International Journal of Work Innovation
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[en] inter-organizational ; employers alliance ; reflexive pragmatism ; terceisation ; flexicurity ; terceisation ; workforce pooling ; mutualisation ; labour pool ; mutualisation ; pragmatisme ; réflexivité
[fr] inter-organisationnel ; groupementd'employeurs ; pragmatisme ; tercéisation ; flexicurité ; flexi-sécurité
[en] An employers’ alliance (EA) is a group of employers who team up to hire and share workers. It is presented as ‘flexicurity in action’, in other words, as a tool allowing employers and workers to find new win-win compromises at the company level. Even when motivated by the best of intentions and with all pre-conditions fulfilled, implementing such a new inter-organisational employment scheme might end in failure. We will describe such a failure with the help of a case study showing how employers considered the EA scheme as a possible solution for the informal multi-activity of their staff. We then explore some of the reasons for the failure in implementation and describe how a supporting third party function, which we call the terceisation function, could help the process to succeed and the EA to evolve towards a more equitable and sustainable flexicurity scheme.
Laboratoire d'Etudes sur les Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information, la Communication, l'Innovation et le Changement - LENTIC
SPF Politique scientifique PAI
"ARC-Understanding flexicurity"
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