‘Quality’ part-time work in Australian organizations: implications for HRD

Anne Bardoel, E.A., Morgan, L. and Santos, C. (2007) ‘Quality’ part-time work in Australian organizations: implications for HRD. Human Resource Development International, 10 (3). pp. 281-299. ISSN 1367-8868

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Part-time work is an international phenomenon. Many western countries show similar patterns to Australia, with a significant increase in part-time work in the last twenty to twenty-five years. In Australia, part-time work has developed some unique features, particularly as it often involves lower wages and poor conditions. Part-time employees in Australia are often excluded from human resource development (HRD) activities such as training and career tracks provided to full-time workers. The experience of particular Australian organizations illustrates possible avenues for quality part-time work. This paper examines practical examples of quality part-time work in eight Australian organizations across five industries (nursing, hospitality, retail, local government and the legal profession). Using case study research, the paper discusses the dimensions of quality part-time work in different industry and occupational contexts from an HRD perspective.

Keywords:Part-time employment, work-life, job quality, Australia
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N690 Human Resources not elsewhere classified
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:34744
Deposited On:24 Jan 2019 11:16

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