ANALYSIS OF THE SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECT OF USING EMPLOYEE OUTSOURCING IN COAL COMPANIES IN POLAND.

  • Wlodarczyk, E.
  • Rybak, A.
Abstract:
In recent years, the hard coal mining industry is increasingly practicing outsourcing according various types of work. These practices are not necessarily well perceived by miners because they can affect their wages indirectly or directly. First of all external employees treat work in mining company as a source of a quick income. Therefore, external companies often calculate their employees compensation not based on a working time but on the basis of a specific, accomplished task. Such employment is called piecework, whereas the workers employed in this kind of system are called output workers/piece workers. Therefore, employees in these companies to receive a higher wages carry out their tasks faster and more efficiently. This in turn can affect the standards of workers employed by the mining company. In addition, outsourced workers are often retired miners, so the costs incurred by employers are significantly lower. Therefore, companies are willing to pay a higher hourly rate. On the other hand, outsourced work can be done in a hurry (on a chord), which is not conducive to compliance with safety regulations, therefore mine employees may feel unsafe. This article aims to show how miners evaluate the use of outsourced services to perform underground work. For this purpose a survey among mine workers in one of the mining companies was conducted.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
mining; management; human resources management; outsourcing
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017
Book number:
5
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
91-98
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
24 - 30 August 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-17-1
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, 24 - 30 August 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2017/15/S05.012
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