Journal article

Same time, next year? Human resource management and seasonal workers

Susan Ainsworth, Alice Purss

PERSONNEL REVIEW | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the dynamics between management approach, human resource systems and practices, and responses of seasonal workers. Design/methodology/approach After reviewing literature on contingent workers focusing on seasonal workers in particular, this paper presents a case study of how seasonal work is managed in a specific organisational context. Findings There is a noticeable gap between the organisation's initial approach to human resource management (during recruitment and induction) and the way employees are actually managed during the course of their employment. While seasonal employees may have low levels of organisational commitment as a consequen..

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