Measuring the casualisation of your workforce

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Jim has been a member of the .id team since early 2010, following 10 years as a Director in local government and prior to that, many years at IBM. Jim is also a former .id client and recognised the value of .id’s tools in council decision making. He decided to join .id to help spread the word! He manages .id’s local government clients in Queensland and South Australia, helping them to use .id’s tools for informed strategy and policy decisions. Outside work, Jim enjoys learning Spanish, travel (especially to Spanish speaking locales) and collects the odd car or two…

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2 Responses

  1. Gail Abbott says:

    New forms of “work” and “employment”, with their contemporary flexibility, are clearly pushing conceptual boundaries. Does that suggest another dimension of “occupation” that might be analysized? However difficult it might be to study something that is not moneterized, voluntary work – driven by the increasing percentage of seniors in society, higher levels of education within that group and their better health, along with the new prevalence of activism – is becoming a more important part of our economy. What are the chances of getting figures for the size and significance of this sector?

  2. Mary Rawlings says:

    Another aspect that needs to be considered is the rise of employment by contract. This is full time employment but it lacks stability, and prevents access to the property market due to lending restrictions which often preclude such workers from obtaining loans. Full time work by short term contract is far more precarious than most part-time work.

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