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Rolf K. Andersen


Current projects

Right to disconnect
The overarching purpose of the project is to gather knowledge about the situation in the Norwegian working life regarding employees' right to disconnect.
Lederens participation barometer
The Norwegian labour market is facing significant challenges related to, among other things, a shortage of workforce, digitization, fair/green transition, migration, and displacement. The processes of change are not new, but they impact our society and the labor market more forcefully than before. At the same time, economic trends indicate that we are in a so-called "time of expenses." Questions related to business and work organization, workforce strategies, the use of digital and technological tools, competence development, larger and smaller change processes (including outsourcing), and the overall working environment are just a few examples of challenges that many members of Lederne (a union for leaders) are experiencing and must manage. In order to provide effective assistance, Lederne wants to follow the everyday experiences of its members.
Extent of work outside of normal daytime hours

The main research question of the project is to investigate the extent of work outside regular daytime hours, specifically work in the evening, night, and weekends. The need for knowledge is described as twofold, partly an investigation within the retail sector, and partly a comprehensive mapping.

Evaluation of new regulations on hiring of temporary agency workers

The Government has proposed new regulations for hiring of temporary agency workers. The aim of this project is to map the effects of the new provisions and assess the consequences of the changes for employees, businesses, the labour market and society at large. The project is carried out in collaboration between Fafo and Samfunnsøkonomisk analyse.

Role of the Labour Inspectorate

This projcet will, firstly, focus on the role of and activities in the national Labour Inspectorate, secondly, we address the activities of internal and external preventive services that support compliance and promote OSH, and finally we describe the interaction between these two

Labour conditions in hotels, restaurants and bars post corona

Hotels, restaurants and bars were hit hard by the corona pandemic. In this project, we will study the "rebuilding" of this industry, and its possible effects on working conditions. The results may also have more general relevance for the service industries in the private sector.

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Completed projects

Ethnic diversity in the labor market

In this project we will map employers' attitudes towards ethnic diversity in the workforce. The basis for the call is the premise that employers' attitudes and ability to deal with diversity among their employees is a key condition for an inclusive working life.

Evaluation of the statutory regulation of threee-shift rotas

The project will evaluate the regulation three-shift rotas as regulated in the Working Environment Act § 10-4 (6).

Evaluation of FREMtid for competence 2021 - 2023
The food industry is a growing industry where digitalisation is developing rapidly. New technology and new equipment place ever-increasing demands on the competence of employees. 
Payment of holiday pay

Through this assignment, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs wishes to investigate how well secured employees' holiday pay is if the companies the individual is employed in are in an uncertain financial situation.

Labour immigration from third countries

The Norwegian Directorate for Immigration (UDI) wants an analysis of how arrangements can be made for Norway to attract qualified labor from third countries (countries outside EU/EEA).

ACPD and the fight against work related crime

In 2015, the conservative government under Erna Solberg introduced automatic cuts of productivity dividends (ACPD) as a "debureaucratisation and effectivity reform" (the ABE-reform). The reform entails an annual cut in the state operating budgets of 0.5 percent per year. Does this reform impact the government’s work against work-related crime in Norway?

The cleaning industry – a survey
Fafo and Economics Norway will carry out a survey of how the cleaning industry in the professional market works.
Knowledge of the Norwegian language among migrant workers
What kind of language training needs have workers born abroad? And what kind of offers are given?
Working and living conditions for migrants from Poland and Lithuania

We will conduct a nationwide survey among migrant workers from Poland and Lithuania, living in Norway.

Labour inspection in working environment
The project will investigate how The Norwegian Maritime Authority, The Civil Aviation Authority of Norway and The Norwegian Railway Authority conduct inspections on the HSE area and on working hours.
Actors in the sharing economy

This project aims to identify and analyze players in sharing economy in Norway, and will focus particularly on the services which involves provision of labour.

Hvordan kan kommunesektoren bidra til å bekjempe arbeidslivskriminalitet?

The aim of the project is to investigate how the municipalities work to combat labour market crime, and how their efforts can be strengthened. The core research questions will be what efforts the municipalities put in place, how they do it and which factors can explain variations in strategies, practices, experiences and results?

Labour migrants with cabin fever? A pilot study on drug and alcohol abuse among CEE labour migrants in Norway

The main purpose of the pilot project is to map existing research and to identify knowledge gaps when it comes to drug and alcohol abuse among CEE labour migrants in Norway, and possible consequenses for health and safety in their work places. The project is financed through the Norwegian Directorate of Health's fund for drug and alcohol abuse prevention in the working life.