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A fixed-term employee is someone employed on a contract for a defined period. The period may be defined by time (for example, a period of months or years), by reference to the completion of a task, or by reference to a specific event.
6 Mar 2019
Employers are battling economic uncertainty but still struggle to source much-needed skills. In such a volatile jobs market, what role...
1 Mar 2019
When faced with the need to make redundancies, how should an employer decide which employees to select?
Redundancy exercises bring...
21 Nov 2018
With the festive season almost upon us, and the Black Friday sales beginning this week, many employers are looking for...
2 Oct 2018
Can you dismiss before a probationary period ends if they're not up to the job?
29 Aug 2017
In sectors such as hospitality, tourism, retail and agriculture, seasonal peaks can bring an influx of work at certain times...
30 Jun 2017
Determining the correct composition of the redundancy pool is a step in the right direction to carrying out a fair...
9 May 2017
The UK jobs market has experienced its steepest drop in candidate availability for 16 months, according to the Recruitment and...
9 Mar 2017
What's keeping HR professionals awake at night?
2 Feb 2017
Nearly 40% of companies hire staff on a temporary or project basis, and “gig economy” working is set to grow,...
9 Dec 2016
A European Court of Justice (ECJ) case challenged the legality of Spanish legislation that permits the renewal of fixed-term contracts...
17 Nov 2016
University academics are increasingly being forced to accept zero hours contracts, work through temping agencies and other forms of “precarious...
16 Aug 2016
Engaging employees under fixed-term contracts can provide employers with workforce flexibility. Fixed-term employees have an array of rights, in particular...
2 Aug 2016
As the result of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU sank in during July, employers began looking...
3 Feb 2016
Large employers will soon have a duty to report information on their gender pay gap. With much of the detail...