Unique survey of temporary employments

Published: 6 September 2017

How are the conditions for learning and development at workplaces within the healthcare affected, when more of the staff are hired temporarily? That is the object for a study among nurses and midwives, done by Luleå University of Technology's researchers Åsa Engström and Anna Berg Jansson.

– Although the county councils and the regions aim to reduce the number of temporarily hired staff, they are currently dependent on them. We think it is important to see how this affects workplaces and the conditions for learning and development, both at individual and organizational levels, says Åsa Engström, Professor in Nursing at Luleå University of Technology.

Changing labor market

She and Anna Berg Jansson, researcher in Human Work Science, encourage nurses and midwives who work as temporary hired staff to participate in a new survey, which is part of a larger research project about learning and development conditions on an increasingly flexible labor market. The project is funded by Forte, the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working life and Welfare.

– Nurse's learning is of great importance for the quality and development of the healthcare, as well as an important part of a sustainable work environment. We need to increase knowledge about how temporary staffing affects the conditions for learning and development for both temporary and permanent employees, says Anna Berg Jansson.


Anna Jansson

Anna Jansson, Senior Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)920 492979
Organisation: Human Work Sciences, Humans and Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
Åsa Engström

Åsa Engström, Professor and Head of Subject

Phone: +46 (0)920 493875
Organisation: Nursing, Division of Nursing and Medical Technology, Department of Health Sciences

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