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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... Read more? Sign up for free
 

 
Benefits of a Contingent Workforce
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, SIG Leader
 

 
Advantages Disadvantages of Standard & Contingent Employees
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
 

     

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