Municipal decision support -About Swedish municipalities implementing the simultaneous offer of full-time employment and the introduction of an internal personnel pool
The starting point for this thesis has been the great process of change that Swedish municipalities now are facing due to the political directive of offering full-time employment to all part-time employees. The aim of the research is to create a decision support model for Swedish municipalities, which simultaneously introduce the offer of full-time employment and an internal personnel pool. The factors that may influence the personnel’s choice of employment level and the quality of the outcome, thus the financial result, are we also aiming at explaining. The empirical observations were found through secondary data as well as observations from the municipality of Göteborgs Stad. The empirical observations from Göteborgs Stad enabled a creation of a simulation model with different shares of increase in employment level. The way that the simulation model is created enable an individualized usage for the municipalities since their own statistical data will be included and they will see the differences in financial outcome that increases of employment level would have on their organization. The empirical observation was analyzed with a theoretical framework regarding a quantitative and qualitative decision support models in mind. The result indicates that the present understaffing will have great impact on the functionality of the personnel pool. The research also points at the importance of an understanding of the internal organization and the influencing factors to be able to make a well thought-out decision before implementing such an extensive change as the Swedish municipalities now are facing.