Flexible work

Alternate Term Label:
Flexible employment
Flexible work arrangements
Flexitime
Labour market flexibility
Workplace flexibility
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Beyond the gig economy: empowering the self-employed workforce

Self-employment has risen significantly over the past two decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragile nature of work for many people in the UK – and the self-employed workforce is no exception. This report brings to the fore some of the shared challenges faced...
Guide

Teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: a practical guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide practical and actionable recommendations for effective teleworking that are applicable to a broad range of actors; to support policymakers in updating existing policies; and to provide a flexible framework through which both private enterprises and public sector...
Report

Report of the Inquiry into the Victorian on-demand workforce

At the heart of this inquiry are the issues of whether contracting or other arrangements are being used to avoid the application of workplace laws and other statutory obligations. The recommendations in this report are designed to address the uncertainty that exists about the status...
Report

Families in Australia Survey: life during COVID-19 - report no.1

The Life during COVID-19 survey ran from May 1 to June 9 2020 and had 7,306 participants from around Australia. It was the first survey in the Families in Australia Survey series. The findings in this report are drawn from the first analyses of the...
Working paper

Who can log in? The importance of skills for the feasibility of teleworking arrangements across OECD countries

COVID-19 lockdowns have radically changed the working arrangements for millions of workers.The findings in this paper raise important questions with respect to the large numbers of workers for whom telework is not possible at all, and who could find themselves jobless as a consequence of...
Working paper

Fired and pregnant: gender differences in job flexibility outcomes after job loss

The main motivation of this paper is to assess whether gender-related persistence in job flexibility outcomes, as measured by work hours and commuting distance, prevents further closing of gender gaps.
Briefing paper

Working from home: opportunities and risks

With many regular workplaces shut down to 'flatten the curve' of COVID-19, millions of Australians are now shifting their work to home. This paper surveys the scope of home work, considers its impacts on economic and gender inequality, and proposes several policy recommendations to make...
Briefing paper

Short-term and long-term casual workers: how different are they?

The key finding in this briefing paper is that casual workers vary substantially in their characteristics, making it hard to generalise about what a short-term or long-term casual worker looks like.
Report

Reimagining job sharing

This report proposes a model for job sharing that seeks to increase gender equality in the workforce, with a particular focus on senior levels of management. It reimagines traditional, horizontal job sharing arrangements and unlocks leadership potential by allowing for a more flexible division of...
Draft report

Training New Zealand's workforce: technological change and the future of work

In this draft report, the New Zealand Productivity Commission looks at how work-related education and training can support a more dynamic labour market.