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

Bardoel, E. Anne, Morgan, Leonie and Santos, Clarice ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0326-8638 (2007) 'Quality' part-time work in Australian organizations: implications for HRD. Human Resource Development International, 10 (3) . pp. 281-299. ISSN 1367-8868 [Article] (doi:10.1080/13678860701515307)


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.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Diversity and Gender group
Item ID: 31437
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Depositing User: Clarice Santos
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 10:32
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 10:03
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31437

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