non-standard contract

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Is any contract of employment that is not issued on a full-time, permanent (open-ended) basis. It normally refers to part-time, temporary, fixed-term, and zero-hours contracts, as well as subcontracting arrangements. Commentators suggest that the increasing emphasis by employers on achieving numerical flexibility has led to a rise in the number of non-standard contracts being offered, and a decline in standard, permanent contracts.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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