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Contingent working

30 June 2016

Globalisation, rapid technological advances and changing demographics all mean that many organisations are under growing pressure to become more agile in order to be in the best position to respond quickly to market changes.

Globalisation, rapid technological advances and changing demographics all mean that many organisations are under growing pressure to become more agile in order to be in the best position to respond quickly to market changes.  Engaging staff in ways which provide more flexibility than the traditional model of full-time ‘9-5’ permanent employment can support these strategic objectives.  Different working arrangements can also provide short-term or seasonal support for businesses or to temporarily fill a particular skills shortage. 

Alongside this, more and more people are choosing a contingent work style, to accommodate interests or responsibilities outside of work. 

In this inbrief we summarise the main alternatives to employing staff on a full-time permanent basis.

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