Overview of new forms of employment
Across Europe, new forms of employment are emerging that differ significantly from traditional employment. Some of these forms of employment transform the relationship between employer and employee while others change work organisation and work patterns. They often involve locations other than the usual employer’s premises, and or extensive use of information and communications technology. This report identifies nine forms of employment that are either new or have become increasingly important in Europe since the year 2000. All of the nine forms discussed are aimed at increasing flexibility... for employers and/or employees. Some may benefit employers and employees equally, but in a few cases there are concerns regarding their impact on working conditions and the labour market. The report highlights the need for awareness of potential problems and of safety nets for workers.
- Corporate author(s): Eurofound (EU body or agency)
- Personal author(s): Mandl, Irene; Biletta, Isabella Themes: Working conditions
- Subject: casual employment, employer, employment structure, impact of information technology, job security, labour market, new type of employment, organisation of work, working conditions, working life