Out of the Shadows
Managing self-employed, agency and outsourced workersBy
- Patricia Leighton, Emeritus Professor, Employment Law, University of Glamorgan and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium and at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.
- Michel Syrett, Journalist and Visiting Fellow, Roffey Park Management Institute and Poon Kam Kai Institute of Management, University of Hong Kong.
- Robert Hecker, Senior Lecturer, School of Management, University of Tasmania
- Peter Holland, Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, Monash University, Australia
Primary: Senior HR practitioners; Employment lawyers specializing; Professionals working for consultants and agencies. Secondary: Postgraduate law and management students; Industrial relations specialists; Policy makers.
Published: November 2006
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
âPatricia Leighton has put her finger on an important fact. Non-employees have skills to offer that are intimately bound up with the way they work. We ought to value them more â and this book goes a long way towards showing how this should be done.â John Raywood, HR Manager, GlaxoSmithKline âPatricia Leighton argues very effectively that good management is about fitting individuals into organizations and understanding the balance between people performance and management.â Nic Stevens, Chief Executive, RSA âOutsourcing functions, the contracting out of services, the use of temporary labour or consultants is common place in organisations, but these new employment relationships are so often taken for grantedâ¦Through contemporaneous case studies and extensive additional research the authors explore the 'nuts and bolts' of these relationships. An essential reference point for all those involved in both strategic and day to day HRM decisions.â Philip Hollowday, HR Operations Manager, Cereal Partners UK âThis book fills a key vacuum in a timely way. While such arrangements have many advantages for employers, as Patricia Leighton and her co-authors point out, there are also key risks which need to be managed, some of which such as risks to corporate reputation, many organisations have yet to come to grips withâ¦For HRM, this presents both challenges and opportunities. The authors draw on their research to provide an overview of some of the key issues which HR professionals need to consider and illustrate their case with a wide variety of case studies and practical examples which bring the issues and their solutions vividly to life.â Linda Holbeche, Director of Consultancy and Leadership, The Work Foundation "Sustaining an organisation's performance, reputation and brand is not only important for those that work within the organisation but also is an important element for the often forgotten 'non-employees', that is those people who do not generally fall under the traditional HRM remit. Leighton, Syrett, Hecker and Holland address the oversight in this important and invigorating text." Professor Michael Sheehan, Head, Department of Leadership, Learning and Management, Business School, University of Glamorgan