Flexible Employment and Multicultural Workforce Risk Assessment for Standards of “Good Labour”
This project analyses existing work and scientifically valid standards of risk assessments for psychological stress on a growing number of non-standard employed, in particular fixed-term, part-time and temporary workers. These precarious working conditions particularly affect the low-pay sector, migrants and multicultural workforces (Busch & Clasen, 2014). This project asks if those standards are still effective or if they should be changed or expanded. An important question is: How is it possible to appropriately assess and maintain labour standards for improved well-being (meaning risk assessments)? This project utilises findings for a risk assessment of flexible employment (Vahle-Hinz & Plachta, 2014) and of multicultural workforces in low-pay sectors (Busch et al., 2015). The project’s goal is to work out, which new standards for risk assessment have to be defined and how those standards can be integrated into an internal and external company framework as well as the law.