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Treating Contingent Workers Fairly

In this chapter, you will learn:

•  what fairness issues contingent workers may face working at your organization

•  how to address these fairness issues

•  some consequences that could arise as a result of contingent workers believing they are being treated unfairly.

YOUR LEADERSHIP TEAM AT ELASTICITY HAS UNCOVERED another challenge in making the contingent worker initiative successful. In speaking with peer groups, they learn that actual or perceived discrepancies can arise between how permanent employees and contingent workers are treated. They have learned that a perception of unfairness can have a significant negative influence in the quality of work contingent employees perform. If allowed to fester, ...

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