‘Flexibilisation’ has given employers excessive power:(positive side)
Flexibilisation is like globalization and privatization, in that each of these aim at giving the labor relations a new face. Flexibilisation allows employers to hire outside workforce, decrease the number of employees working in their company, or similarly increase them. This means, the internal labor markets can always be changed and the power lies in the hands of the employer. With this new flexibilisation in practice, modern employers can easily hammer a change in the workforce anytime they please.
Flexibility should be mutually beneficial to employer and result in superior outcomes.
• Flexibilisation gives the employers the right to end an employment at anytime. The constant fear that they might get kicked off hangs on their heads like the sword of Damocles.
• Because of the work place flexibility employers want freedom to hire whomever they want when they need them, and then to dismiss them when the firm no longer needs them. Some employers seem to believe that workers are bio-degradable, and they can just use them and then throw them away
• ‘flexibilization’ of the labor market, which lead to reduction in the percentage of employees with a permanent contract and an increase of individuals with fixed-term and casual contracts.. As a result of this, it may negatively affect individuals’ job satisfaction and consequently worsen the labor climate
Common reasons for why organizations use flexibilisation.
Reduce labor cost
Reduce administrative cost
Save on training expenses
Avoid labor protection laws
Avoid commitment to permanent workers