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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.
9 Apr 2008
Demand for permanent staff is slowing as employers continue to favour a flexible workforce, research has shown.The monthly Report on...
29 May 2007
Employers’ bodies have slammed trade union plans to lobby government for a ban on the use of ‘zero-hour’ contracts.
27 Jun 2006
Someone employed on successive fixed-term contracts will now be entitled to permanent employment.
22 Aug 2005
The government is paying IT and management consultants more than £2,000 a day, according to a Mail on Sunday story.
9 Aug 2005
Kirstie Redford looks at what HR needs to do to make sure London is ready for the 2012 Olympic Games
8 Mar 2005
Although some pitfalls remain, fixed-term contracts could be back in favour
3 Feb 2005
As more contractors move into financial services, public sector employers will find it increasingly difficult to maintain their 20 per cent reliance on fixed term IT staff
21 Jan 2005
Companies' insistance on using short-term contractors is producing bonsai businesses that are unable to grow properly
19 Oct 2004
Demand for IT contractors has increased dramatically over the past year as organisations step up their investment in IT development....
19 Oct 2004
Where does NI liability fall? Ansell, a software engineer, worked for clients on special defence projects under contracts that provided...
1 Apr 2004
If you use employment agencies or employment businesses to recruit new staff or temporary employees your relationships with such companies will undergo significant legal changes from 6 April.