Publications on non-standard forms of employment

  1. INWORK Policy Brief No. 10

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

    09 June 2017

  2. INWORK Policy Brief No. 9

    Women in Non-standard Employment

    31 May 2017

  3. Publication

    Organising and representing hard-to-organise workers: Implications for Turkey

    21 May 2017

    This report was prepared as a background paper for an international conference on “Organising Hard-to-Organize Groups” held in Ankara, Turkey on 8 May 2018. It was commissioned by the ILO under a project entitled “Improving Social Dialogue in Working Life”, funded by the European Union and the Government of Turkey. The report documents and analyses international experience and good practice in organizing and representing the diverse groups of “hard-to-organize” workers. While, by definition, serious challenges are encountered by trade unions in reaching and organizing workers in the informal economy, the self-employed, undeclared, agency and platform workers, there is an increasing number of positive experiences in doing so, which can be of interest for many institutions and persons working in this field.

  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

    No.1 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

    No.3 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