Differing HR Practices for Standard and Contingent Employees

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Differing HR Practices for Standard and Contingent Employees
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
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 incentiv...Sign up

Benefits of a Contingent Workforce
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, SIG Leader
Hi Anneke: Interesting post:
- Are there advantages of using a contingent workforce? The use of seasonal employees or contingent employees may ac...Sign up

Advantages Disadvantages of Standard & Contingent Employees
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
A contingent group of employees is one with people working for an organization on a non-permanent basis. The use of contingent 'employees' is a...Sign up

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