Zero Hours Contracts: Making Them Work

>>Zero Hours Contracts: Making Them Work

Zero Hours Contracts: Making Them Work


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Zero hours contracts (ZHCs) have been a hot media topic since about 2012, and indeed many recent Labour Force Surveys have shown a large rise in the use of ZHCs across the UK – although in 2019 this trend looks to be slowing, with an estimated 844,000 people employed on zero hours contracts in their main job, 57,000 fewer than in 2018.

This new guide focuses on Zero Contract Hours and explains how you can make them work. Whether you’re an employer or employee, this guide is packed full of advice for you courtesy of our guide contributors Angel Recruitment.

The 11 page guide contains the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Definition of a zero hours contract
  • Legal changes
  • Ban on exclusivity clauses
  • Exploring the pros and cons
  • Guidance for employers
  • Guidance for staff
  • Worker or employee?
  • One-sided Flexibility
  • Alternatives
  • Conclusion

This management guide has been produced in association with our business partner Angel Recruitment.

Our Management Guides are a free member benefit and come in a handy concise PDF format.

Institute of Hospitality members can download a free pdf copy of this management guide.

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