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Socialt stöd som del i kompetensförsörjning: En studie om socialt stöds betydelse för organisationers kompetensförsörjningsarbete
Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to find out how employees and employers consider the importance of social support for the work with competency management of organizations. With the goal of generating balance between work life and personal life of employees and attractiveness and prosperous development of organizations. The study has a qualitative approach and semistructured interviews as method. The participants who chose to be a part of the study are employed in organizations and represent both employees and employers. According to previous research the most common forms of social support in work life are emotional and instrumental. In general, emotional social support is considered to be the most important for individuals. The empirical material have been analyzed by meaning concentration. The results have been analyzed from the perspective of systems theory. The findings of the study indicate that all forms of social support are considered contributing to balance between work life and personal life of employees and attractiveness and prosperous development of organizations. However other factors are influencing as well. The conclusions are that social support advantageously can and should be applied in competency management of organizations and that also leadership should be focused on. Organizations are recommended to consider individual needs when offering social support to employees. The perspective of systems theory applied when analyzing the results contributed to an overall understanding of the complexity of balance between work life and personal life of employees and competency management of organizations. Therefore systems thinking is suggested as starting point for leadership of organizations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 41
Series
LÄRARUTBILDNINGEN
Keywords [en]
social support, work-life balance, competency management
Keywords [sv]
socialt stöd, work-life balance, kompetensförsörjning
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Work Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42319OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-42319DiVA, id: diva2:1279204
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Available from: 2019-01-17 Created: 2019-01-16 Last updated: 2019-01-17Bibliographically approved

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