Migration and Sustainable Development: The Use of Ukrainian Workers’ Potential on the Polish Labour Market

Katarzyna Wlodarczyk
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Special Issue 3, 28-49, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2413


Purpose: This paper features a case of using the potential brought in by workers from Ukraine who arrived in Poland. The paper's main objective involves assessing the evolution of Ukrainian citizens' potential by Polish employers and proposing recommendations for steps to be taken in the future by local governments and individual employers about the employment of immigrants from Ukraine to fulfill the assumptions of sustainable development. Design/Methodology/Approach: The presented article features both theoretical considerations and the results of the author's research. For these deliberations, the results of the author's research were used (in the form of a diagnostic survey) conducted between 03.2019 and 04.2020 among the citizens of Ukraine who resided in Poland. Findings: The analysis of the conducted study allows claiming that the potential of migrants from Ukraine is not fully utilized to fulfill the current needs of the Polish labor market. Practical Implications: The conclusion after analyzing the gathered theoretical and empirical material, demonstrating the need to undertake and devise an entire set of actions in order to implement the sustainable development in the operation of Polish companies and, in particular, to use the capabilities of the incoming workers. Such actions ought to be conducted both at the level of organizations, at a local level, and the level of the entire economy. Originality/Value: The conducted research may be treated as a pilot study to research the issue further.

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