News on non-standard forms of employment

  1. © Jessica Mulley 2021

    Inequalities and the World of Work

    Understanding and reducing inequalities in Europe

    23 February 2017

    A new report by the ILO in cooperation with the European Commission looks at the key factors leading to rising inequalities in fourteen EU Member States.

  2. © Adri Berger / ILO 2021

    Non-standard forms of employment

    Improving the quality of non-standard jobs helps women

    19 December 2016

    Non-standard employment is not spread evenly across the labour market. Women are more likely to be employed in non-standard jobs, especially in part-time jobs, as compared to men.

  3. © Alex Ogle / AFP 2021

    Labour market regulation

    Making non-standard jobs decent jobs

    18 November 2016

    Today there is greater variation in the labour market, with many workers in part-time, on-call, or temporary employment, in employment arrangements with multiple employers, or in disguised employment or dependent self-employment. The ILO refers to these arrangements as “non-standard forms of employment”.

  4. Non-standard employment

    How permanent contracts can mean higher productivity

    14 November 2016

    Around the world, companies are increasingly using temporary employment for permanent tasks. According to a new report from the ILO, many workers in "non-standard employment" earn less, have less social protection and often cycle between temporary employment and unemployment. But some companies are finding that giving workers security through permanent contracts can also deliver a strong competitive advantage.

  5. © Núcleo Editorial 2021

    Non-standard forms of employment

    ILO: Non-standard forms of employment, a feature of the contemporary world of work

    14 November 2016

    Ensuring decent work for all non-standard forms of employment (NSFE) will require specific policies.

  6. ILO Blog

    How do workers fare in the gig economy?

    20 May 2016

    A pair of studies by the ILO examines the working conditions of gig economy workers, whose classification as freelancers often leaves them without protection.

  7. © Liao xueming/ Imaginechina/AFP 2021

    ILO Blog

    Regulating work in the ‘gig economy’

    15 July 2015

    The digital age provides new opportunities to work in disparate locations and time zones but how can we ensure crowd-work is decent work? Senior ILO Economist Janine Berg and Technical Officer on Non-Standard Forms of Employment, Valerio De Stefano look at regulation of the ‘gig economy’.

  8. Event

    Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Non-Standard Forms of Employment

    This meeting will bring together experts from around the world to gain a better understanding of the incidence and trends of non-standard forms of employment across different countries of the world, the reasons for its use, its effects on the labour market, firms and workers, including workers’ ability to realize their fundamental rights. The meeting will also discuss national regulations with respect to non-standard forms of employment and different regulatory responses.