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

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Bardoel, E., 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678860701515307
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Title'Quality' part-time work in Australian organizations: implications for HRD
AuthorsBardoel, E., Morgan, L. and Santos, C.
Abstract

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.

Research GroupDiversity and Gender group
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalHuman Resource Development International
ISSN1367-8868
Electronic1469-8374
Publication dates
Print30 Sep 2007
Online18 Sep 2007
Publication process dates
Deposited27 Nov 2020
Accepted01 Jul 2007
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13678860701515307
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84993763181
LanguageEnglish
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