Decent Working Time, New Trends, New Issues

Decent Working Time, New Trends, New Issues : New Trends, New Issues

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This new book reflects on the profound changes in the nature of working time and of employment in the industrialized world. Including international comparative analysis alongside national case studies, the volume offers a wealth of information on the trends that have emerged over decades. It looks at the increasing use of results-based employment relationships for managers and professionals, and the increasing fragmentation of time to tailor staffing needs more closely to customer requirements (e.g., short-hours, part-time work). As operating hours rapidly expand toward a 24-hour and 7-day economy, the book considers how this has resulted in a growing diversification, decentralization, and individualization of working hours, as well as an increasing tension between enterprises' business requirements and workers' needs and preferences regarding their hours. In addition, the book offers valuable insights on how policymakers, academics, and social partners can help further develop and refine an effective policy framework for advancing "decent working time."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 486 pages
  • 159 x 240 x 27.94mm | 43g
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • English
  • figs, tables
  • 9221179508
  • 9789221179504

About International Labour Office

Jon C. Messenger is senior research officer in the Conditions of Work and Employment program at the International Labor Office. Jean-Yves Boulin works at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire Socio-economie a l'Universite de Paris-Dauphine (IRES). Michel Lallement works at Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire pour la Sociologie Economique, CNRS, and Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris. Francois Michon works at CNRS, Universite de Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, and IRES."
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