Publications on non-standard forms of employment

  1. Publication

    Purchasing practices and working conditions in global supply chains: Global Survey results

    09 June 2017

    Policy Brief No.10

  2. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 7

    Regulating the use of temporary contracts by enterprises

    09 March 2017

    The use of temporary employment allows enterprises to adjust their workforces to changing circumstances. However, an over-reliance on the use of temporary workers can lead to productivity challenges, both for individual firms and for the overall economy. Legislation governing the use of temporary contracts plays an important role in influencing firms’ decisions on how intensively to rely on temporary labour.

  3. Publication

    Non-standard employment around the world: Understanding challenges, shaping prospects

    16 November 2016

    The report analyses the incidence and trends of non-standard forms of employment globally and explores the reasons behind this phenomenon, including changes in the world of work brought about by globalization and social change.

  4. Publication

    Non-standard employment around the world: Understanding challenges, shaping prospects [Key findings]

    14 November 2016

    The report analyses the incidence and trends of NSFE globally and explores the reasons behind this phenomenon, including changes in the world of work brought about by globalization and social change, shifting organizational practices among companies, and changes and gaps in the regulation of work. It also includes a series of policy recommendations.

  5. Publication

    Non-standard employment around the world: Understanding challenges, shaping prospects [Overview]

    14 November 2016

    The report analyses the incidence and trends of NSFE globally and explores the reasons behind this phenomenon, including changes in the world of work brought about by globalization and social change, shifting organizational practices among companies, and changes and gaps in the regulation of work. It also includes a series of policy recommendations.

  6. Briefing note

    Technological changes and work in the future: Making technology work for all

    03 November 2016

    This note analyses the effects of technological changes on the quantity and quality of jobs and discusses policy challenges in developing a skilled workforce, avoiding job polarization and assuring equal distribution of productivity gains.

  7. Briefing note

    A challenging future for the employment relationship: Time for affirmation or alternatives

    03 November 2016

    This note discusses the evolution of the employment relationship, the stresses posed by the changing organization of work, the prognosis for fundamental alteration of the relationship, and regulatory challenges in providing adequate protection to workers in evolving employment relationships.

  8. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 77

    Firms' demand for temporary labour in developing countries: Necessity or strategy?

    21 June 2016

  9. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 75

    Non-standard forms of employment in Latin America: Prevalence, characteristics and impacts on wages

    31 May 2016

  10. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 74

    Income security in the on-demand economy: Findings and policy lessons from a survey of crowdworkers

    01 May 2016