A recently published work of research provides an analysis of the extent to which welfare tools are employed within companies, and indicates the difficulties encountered in using these
Business well-being, or rather, well-being in businesses. An important condition that can make the entire production cycle simpler and more effective, and in Italy, one that is ratified within the context of national collective bargaining agreements, a significant milestone on the journey of growth (including cultural) upon which the organisation of production has embarked. And yet, well-being in businesses is a goal that is still to be achieved by many manufacturing companies. Seeking to understand the situation, as well as the obstacles that prevent this goal from being achieved in full, is something that must be done on a regular basis.
And that is precisely what Franca Maino, Federico Razetti and Valentino Santoni (from the University of Milan and Centro Einaudi’s ‘Percorsi di secondo welfare’ project) have done in their essay ‘Welfare aziendale, contrattazione e premi di risultato’ (‘Corporate welfare, negotiation and performance-related bonuses’), which appears in the recently-published ‘XXI Rapporto mercato del lavoro e contrattazione collettiva’ (’11th report on the labour market and collective bargaining’).
The primary objective of the research is to analyse the current situation in which corporate welfare finds itself, within the context of national collective bargaining and its relationship with performance-related bonuses. The concept of corporate welfare (with a particular focus on national collective bargaining agreements) is first placed in context, before the concrete ways in which it is applied are analysed in further detail, above all from a statistical perspective.
The results that the three researchers present demonstrate perfectly the steps that still need to be taken in order to achieve a widespread and uniform application of welfare tools within corporate contracts. For example, there are major geographical differences, as well as discrepancies based on the size of the individual company assessed. The authors, however, stress the following: ‘Right in the darkest depths of the crisis, the focus on welfare has been an innovative development that has had a profound effect on the nature of professional relationships and between social partners, establishing itself as a key clause in any contract, now and into the near future.’
Maino, Razetti and Santoni’s analysis of corporate welfare provides an excellent snapshot of the current status of an important and delicate issue within our modern industrial system.
Welfare aziendale, contrattazione e premi di risultato
Franca Maino, Federico Razetti, Valentino Santoni
(University of Milan and Centro Einaudi’s ‘Percorsi di secondo welfare’ project)
In ‘XXI Rapporto mercato del lavoro e contrattazione collettiva 2019′ (’11th report on the labour market and collective bargaining, 2019’), various authors, pages 377-394.