WHY JOB QUALITY?
One key element of enhanced attractiveness of Blue Collar occupations is the improvement of job quality. Job quality covers a broad field of elements ranging from decent workplace arrangement, appropriate work organisation, health and safety provisions, suitable wages and benefits to knowledge and skills development and also includes employees’ engagement and representation.
Improved job quality is a clear win-win situation for both employers and employees. On the one hand, businesses can benefit significantly from the positive effects of enhanced job quality, such as from lower staff turnover, enhanced productivity and competitiveness, improved staff motivation and morale, more reliable business partnerships and better worker- manager communication. On the other hand, job quality has an impact on employee’s job satisfaction and motivation, skill development and psychological well-being.
Thus, it is crucial to complement promotional activities and campaigns (such as described in chapter 1 and chapter 2) as well as job orientation (chapter 4) with measures to enhance Blue Collar job quality.
What is inside the Chapter?
The chapter is made of 2 tools which describe:>> Tool 5.1 - How to Improve Blue Collar Job Quality within Companies >> Tool 5.2 - Selection of Practical Examples of Job Quality Measures as Realised in Egyptian Companies
As mentioned above, the tools described in this chapter should ideally be combined with tools presented in other chapters for highest effectiveness. This includes promotional activities and campaigns (such as described in chapter 1 and chapter 2) as well as job orientation (chapter 4).Report of the NEP Competition Better Business with Job Quality (English)