Out of the frying pan and into the fire – forging a career in a temporary workplace : a new perspective for HR?

Lloyd-Walker, Beverley, Crawford, Lynn, & French, Erica L. (2014) Out of the frying pan and into the fire – forging a career in a temporary workplace : a new perspective for HR? In Proceedings of the 28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2014): Reshaping Management for Impact, Sydney, Australia.


Recent literature acknowledges the need for new career development models to support the way that careers evolve in the 21st century workplace (Bloch 2005). This is particularly so within temporary organisation forms, and for those pursuing a career in project management (Hölzle 2010). Our research, explores how project managers working on projects and within temporary organisation forms and those working on project-linked contracts access the development opportunities they require to remain employable in an era of project-by-project employment. Set in Australia where a project-based economy (Crawford, French and Lloyd-Walker 2013) and contract work have led to casualisation of the workforce (Connell & Burgess, 2006; McKeown & Hanley (2009) the results suggest new approaches to career development may be required.

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ID Code: 79526
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Human Resource Development, Training and Development, Job Design
ISBN: 9780987596857
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [Please consult the Authors]
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2014 04:45
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 15:38

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