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Record number 535847
Title Supporting Temporary Agency Workers’ affective commitments : exploring the role of opportunities for competence development
Author(s) Woldman, N.; Wesselink, R.; Runhaar, P.R.; Mulder, M.
Source Human Resource Development International 21 (2018)3. - ISSN 1367-8868 - p. 254 - 275.
Department(s) Education and Competence Studies
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Abstract Nowadays, many organizations employ parts of their workforce via employment agencies and, as such, temporary agency workers (TAWs) are important for our economies. Increasingly, research is conducted to explore the relationships among the three parties involved – the TAW, the client organization and employment agency – and how this relationship can be strengthened by HR instruments. This study adds to this stream of literature by studying to what extent TAWs’ affective commitment (AC) towards the client organization and employment agency relates to their expectations and their fulfilled expectations regarding offered opportunities for competence development (OfCD) by both organizations, and by exploring to what extent TAWs regard both employment organizations responsible for offering them OfCD. A cross-sectional survey study was conducted among TAWs in the Netherlands (n = 449), including quantitative and qualitative analyses. All results of this study together revealed that TAWs tend to be focused on the client organization with regard to OfCD. This is the organization to which they feel most affectively committed, that they regard responsible for organizing their OfCD, and where they ask for OfCD. This study indicated that TAWs do not yet profit maximally from the triangular employment relationship, and have a rather traditional view on TAW constructions.
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