Literally, no sooner had I pressed 'publish' on the TBI Blog for 'Is Being On 'Casual Terms' Ever Okay?' then the Associate who wrote it Theresa Carling shared with me the link to this article on the Guardian's website. It's clear as well by the number of people who have read Theresa's article in the last few days that the subject matter of zero hours contracts is of major interest to employers and employees alike.
If you have any questions about the types of contracts that you use, why not call for a confidential reviewto see whether your contracts do what you hope they do?
The number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts has leapt 20% in a year to more than 900,000, indicating that insecure employment has become a permanent and growing feature of the jobs market. The Office for National Statistics said 903,000, or 2.9%, of the employed workforce were on zero-hours contracts – which do not offer guaranteed hours or sick pay – in their main job, up from 747,000 last year.