New forms of employment

Report
Updated
12 March 2015
Published
12 March 2015
Formats
Executive summary in 22 languages

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Abstract

Across Europe, new forms of employment are emerging that are different from traditional standard or non-standard employment in a number of ways. Some transform the relationship between employer and employee, some change work organisation and work patterns, and some do both. This report identifies nine forms of employment that are new or have become increasingly important in Europe since the year 2000. While there is wide diversity in terms of their characteristics and employment relationship, all the forms aim to increase flexibility for employers and/or employees. Although some have the potential to benefit employers and employees equally, in a few cases concerns have been raised about their impact on working conditions and the labour market. The report concludes with recommendations about the need to raise awareness of the potential problems and establish safety nets for workers. An executive summary and case studies are also available.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    168
    Reference No: 
    EF1461
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1594-2
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-17-722-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/937385
    Catalogue info

    New forms of employment

    Across Europe, new forms of employment are emerging that are different from traditional standard or non-standard employment in a number of ways. Some transform the relationship between employer and employee, some change work organisation and work patterns, and some do both. This report identifies nine forms of employment that are new or have become increasingly important in Europe since the year 2000.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF14611
    Catalogue info

    Novas formas de emprego

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Estão a emergir em toda a Europa novas formas de emprego que diferem, numa série de aspetos, das formas de emprego convencionais ou não convencionais tradicionais. Algumas mudam a relação entre empregador e trabalhador, outras mudam a organização e os padrões do trabalho, e outras ainda mudam ambos. O presente projeto identificou nove formas de emprego novas ou com importância crescente desde cerca de 2000 na Europa. Embora sejam diferentes, todas aumentam a flexibilidade para empregadores e trabalhadores ou para ambos. Poucas dessas formas de emprego têm potencial para beneficiar do mesmo modo empregadores e trabalhadores; o impacto de algumas delas nas condições de trabalho e no mercado de trabalho suscita preocupação. O presente relatório formula recomendações em matéria de sensibilização para os problemas potenciais e de criação de redes de segurança para os trabalhadores.

    Available in 22 languages for download

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Part of the series

  • New forms of employment

    This series reports on the new forms of employment emerging across Europe that are driven by societal, economic and technological developments and are different from traditional standard or non-standard employment in a number of ways. This series explores what characterises these new employment forms and what implications they have for working conditions and the labour market.

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