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Leif E. Moland


Current projects

All the way - a new path towards full-time culture

In this project, the municipalities of Drammen, Fredrikstad, and the district Østensjø in Oslo will try out new methods to develop a ‘fulltime culture’ in municipal services. Fafo will contribute with expertise through a research approach inspired by ‘formative dialogue research’. The project’s aim is to increase the full-time share of employees from approx. 30 to nearly 90 percent, reducing involuntary part-time work as well as temporary work. 

Competence boost 2025 for the health sector

Fafo, with three other actors, aims to develop statistical background material for the government's plan for recruitment, competence, and professional development in the healthcare sector for the period 2021–2025. We will also evaluate the use of resources to achieve the goals for K 2025.

Follow-up research of the Tørn program

Follow-up research by Tørn, a development program in which 60 municipalities try out measures for better organization of work tasks, staff allocation and working time arrangements that can provide more full-time employment.

What does full time cost

The project will study the financial consequences of the municipalities reducing the scope of small part-time positions and replacing these with fewer, but larger part-time and full-time positions.

Extended staffing in kindergartens

Development project where two municipal kindergartens will increase the permanent staffing by one man-year in order to have more robust staffing that can reduce the need for temporary hires in case of absence. It is also a goal to reduce sickness absence.

Long shifts with a reduced need for temporary workers

R&D project on the health and care sector incorporates absence prediction into the staffing plans so that the need to hire extra guards is reduced to a minimum. The aim of such staffing plans is to ensure continuity in the services by being able to use permanent staff with the right skills and a high level of presence. The project will document practices in municipalities and hospitals and what experiences they have with staffing plans that can reduce the use of temporary workers when permanent employees are absent. Method: Qualitative interviews at six service locations and a survey of nurse managers.

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Completed projects

Samhandling i byggeprosessen

The project is based on a joint effort of Norwegian industry and research partners (Skanska, Statsbygg, LINK Arkitektur, Multiconsult, Fafo, SINTEF and NTNU). The aim of the project is to increase value creation and innovation in the society, the AEC-industry and the involved companies by developing and improving BIM-supported processes and collaboration in real-life projects. The key methodology is action research, based on the cyclic interaction between identifying problems, developing and implementing solutions, and evaluating effects in ongoing building projects.

Samarbeid og produksjonsflyt i Forsvaret

In this project, Fafo will employ action research to assist in an innovation and development program at the Norwegian Armed Forces maintenance division. The local goal is to establish better collaboration and workflow with the use of lean approaches.

Full-time culture in Bodø municipality

The project will assist Bodø municipality to develop a full-time culture in the healthcare sector.

Full-time work and part-time work within the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees
The project will complement local development studies with a nationwide survey of the reasons for a widespread practice of part-time work and the support for the government's and working life organizations' goal of developing a full-time culture.
Part-time work in hospitals
In this project we will investigate weaknesses and strengths of three measures that aim to recruit more nurses (and health care workers) to full-time positions in hospitals.
Is advertising practice in the municipalities a barrier to full-time culture

The project will study the processes that lead to job advertisements in health and the care sector in the municipalities, especially part-time positions

Use of temps and temp agencies in the health and care sector

Describes scope, costs, reasons and effects of various forms of temporary employment in the municipal health and care services and in the specialist health service.

Division of tasks and competence utilization in the health and care sector
The project will survey the municipalities' and hospitals' experiences with division of tasks and better utilization of the expertise of various occupational groups, more specifically health professionals, health secretaries, care nurses and porters.