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Outsourcing HR functions. Development of an explanatory approach to firms' non-existent demand for personnel services … International Review of …, Dorothea Alewell.
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Make-or-buy decisions regarding temporary agency work — an empirical analysis of the decision process and expected effects. By Dorothea Alewell. HRM and the use of personnel services: an empirical analysis of German firms.
These new types of work arrangements have an impact on the nature and shape of the employment relationship. Above all the use of agency work has increased in the last few years. However, the impact of triangular arrangements on the employment relationship and Human Resource Management has not been explored in detail.
Thus this paper analyses the complex and dense relationships that emerge in triangular employment arrangements. It explores the relations that occur within the triangular relationship of temporary agency work in Germany and the US investigating Human Resource Management issues like pay, performance management, training or control in a multi-party context. It also deals with the question how triangular relationships can be included in the study of employment relations and Human Resource Management.
Thus, the boundaries between standard and non-standard employment relations have become more and more blurred. At the same time, debates about the changing nature of work and the prospects for the employment relationship are increasing in the academic literature Suppict ; Capelli et al There is an ongoing debate how to classify non-standard employment relations and many different terms have been used in the academic literature Kalleberg An example of non-standard employment is temporary agency work.
One of the main differences between temporary agency work and a standard employment relationship is that the temporary employee works at the client's site and not at the business site of the agency Kalleberg The changing nature of the employment relationship in triangular relationships influences the legal, social and psychological constitution of the employment contract.