Temporary Work and Human Resources Management

Temporary Work and Human Resources Management

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This ebook examines a range of issue, challenges and responses relating to temporary workers and human resource management. Although the issues and challenges are significant - including regulatory compliance and safety management - there is a shortage of literature examining temporary work and HRM. Although an OECD (2002) report suggested that there was a growing share of temporary employment in many countries worldwide this special issues drew research mainly from the UK and Australia. The Guest Editor suggest that therefore considerable gaps exist in the international arena.Indeed, in the UK, a strategic use of temporary workers was to adjust the workforce to match demands (Atkinson et al., 1996; Cully et al., ... Although the ability to bring people to work at short notice and let them go again gives organisations tighter control on their payroll costs ... However, these workers did not have any protection against unfair 195 dismissal or redundancy rights, which meant they could be.

Title:Temporary Work and Human Resources Management
Author:John Burgess, Julia Connell
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing - 2006


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