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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2010-09-16
  • Title
    Part-time Employment - ICN Position Statement
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    International Council of Nurses
  • Year
    2000
  • Author
  • Description
    [Excerpt from publisher] Employees as well as employers view part-time employment in many situations favourably. It is often seen by nurses as a welcome option when addressing professional and personal satisfaction. At the same time, employers consider part-time employment as a means of introducing or maintaining flexibility in staffing levels and decreasing operational costs. The introduction of part-time employment is not free of potentially perverse consequences. Part-time employment of nurses may jeopardise the working conditions of full-time staff as a whole if the mix of staff is not determined adequately. The bargaining power of full-time staff decreases as their numbers are reduced.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management, Work Environment
  • Keywords
    work environment; working conditions; job security; work-life balance; pay equity
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