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Den identitetslösa anställningen: En kvalitativ undersökning om konsulter inom ekonomibranschen och deras arbetssituation
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose with this study, is to examine how consultants within the finance industry perceive their working role and their opportunities to influence their work situation. Furthermore, this study concerns whether the consultants experience any differences in how they are treated compared to permanent employees at the client company. The study has qualitative focus, where semi-structed interviews have been conducted with six consultants in the financial industry. Theoretical concepts from Herzberg (1993) and Elias and Scotson (2010) have been used to analyze the results. The result shows that the consultants in general are satisfied in their work roles, but deficiencies also became clear with reason in their form of employment as consultants. This is mainly evident in practical differences compared to permanent employees, where the consultants need to be more flexible to their colleagues and their staffing company. It also becomes clear how the consulting role is divided, where long-term missions are desirable for a better work situation. Shorter assignments often implicate that consultants get a lower autonomy in their work and faces a more socially exposed position, while longer assignments tend to lead consultants to be better integrated with the client company.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med undersökningen är att studera hur konsulter inom ekonomibranschen uppfattar och trivs med sin egen arbetssituation. Frågeställningarna berör hur konsulterna ser sina möjligheter att påverka sin arbetssituation, samt om de upplever skillnader i hur de blir behandlade jämfört med fast anställda på företaget. Undersökningen haft en kvalitativ inriktning, där sex informanter som idag arbetar som konsulter inom ekonomibranschen har intervjuats. Vidare har även teoretiska begrepp från Herzberg (1993) och Elias och Scotson (2010) använts för att analysera resultatet. Det resultat som studien kommit fram till visar att konsulterna trivs i sina arbetsroller men där brister också blir tydliga med grund i deras anställningsform som konsulter. Detta visar sig främst i praktiska skillnader jämfört med fast anställda kollegor där konsulter i större grad måste anpassa sig till kollegorna och bemanningsföretaget. Det blir också tydligt hur konsultrollen ofta är tudelad, där långsiktigheten i uppdragen som individer arbetar på spelar stor roll för deras arbetssituation. Ofta innebär fler kortsiktiga uppdrag att konsulterna får en sämre autonomi i arbetet och hamnar i en mer socialt utsatt position, medan längre uppdrag tenderar att leda till att konsulter integreras bättre till kundföretaget.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 43
Keywords [en]
Staffing company, client company, identity, consultant, work situation
Keywords [sv]
Bemanningsföretag, kundföretag, identitet, konsult, anställningssituation
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37389OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-37389DiVA, id: diva2:1281803
Subject / course
Sociologi
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2019-01-23 Created: 2019-01-23 Last updated: 2019-01-31Bibliographically approved

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