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Differing HR Practices for Standard and Contingent Employees
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Member
A common way to differentiate the workforce is by making a distinction between standard and contingent employees: - Standard Employees are those employees who work for an organization on a permanent basis. They have established an ongoing relationship with their employer. - Contingent Employees perform a job on a temporary basis. They perform jobs that are based on a contract of limited duration. Besides the obvious differences in duration of the relationship with their employers, the HR practices induced to manage these categories of employees also differ: - Standard workforce HR practices: HR practices for the standard of permanent workforce are “high-road” practices. These HR policies are characterized by strong employee commitment and large investments. High-road HR investments include monetary incentives, investments in employee training and empowerment, and better job security. - Contingent workforce HR practices: because contingent employees have a weaker bond with em (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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