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Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-BeingAn International Study$
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David E. Guest, Kerstin Isaksson, and Hans De Witte

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199542697

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.001.0001

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Flexible Employment and Temporary Contracts: The Employer's Perspective

Flexible Employment and Temporary Contracts: The Employer's Perspective

(p.45) 3 Flexible Employment and Temporary Contracts: The Employer's Perspective
Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-Being

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Claudia Bernhard‐Oettel

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Francisco J. Gracia

José Ramos

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A key feature of the research is the inclusion of employers' representatives from all organizations in the study. This chapter outlines their reported reasons for employing temporary workers and shows that it is primarily to provide flexibility when covering absences or peaks in demand. It compares their treatment of permanent and temporary workers and reveals a more limited and more transactional relationship with temporary workers. And it describes their assessment of the performance of both categories of worker, finding that employers report slightly higher levels of satisfaction with the performance of temporary workers. However policy and practice associated with the employment of temporary workers is, for the most part, not strongly related to employers' accounts of the performance of permanent and temporary workers.

Keywords:   employers' representatives, reasons for hiring temporary workers, treatment of temporary workers, satisfaction with temporary workers

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