dr. Szabó Tímea
Folprint Zöldnyomda Kft.
The labour market is changing, which requires changing attitudes from employers. We need to be open to unusual solutions. A flexible employment system can be a good response to the instability of the labour market
Flexibility in the labour market
Industry: Business services
Date: From 2016
Solutions of the macro-sustainability challenges
Improve the inclusive employment of disadvantaged people according to their share of the population, especially that of young people and minorities through the whole value chain
What´s the solution?
Folprint is also experiencing the problem of employee shortages caused by a lack of talent supply in the printing industry. The goal of maintaining our labour force is taking on day-to-day priority status, and motivating employees is a permanent job. As we have a small number of workers, we can be more flexible about changing situations than bigger companies. Flexibility is the key to success.
We give employees the opportunity to have a part-time job if the nature of duties allows this (primarily office-workers). We also give them the opportunity to do home-office work, depending on the quantity of work. Throughout the whole year, and especially during summer, we use student work, which is adapted to both company and students’ needs.
We use a system of allocated cumulative working hours that creates more flexible worktime for our colleagues.
As with many other companies, we also notice that committed employees need to be appreciated. We need to create win-win situations which are favourable for all of us. A flexible employment system can be an example of this.
These measures can significantly contribute to reducing staff turnover and can strengthen employee commitment.