Employee Types refer to a separation of employed workers into a number of groups by certain characteristics, such as personal quality, skills, expertise, job requirements, duties, experience, employment period, others. The key idea behind this separation is that an organization gets better workforce allocation if employees are assigned to responsibilities and duties according to their personal characteristics as well as the organization’s employment needs.
There are 5 basic types of employees, depending on their roles and duties in the workplace. The types are listed below:
- Full-time employees are employed people who work 40 hours a week and receive employment benefits, such as vacation time, retirement fund contributions, health benefits, etc.
- Part-time employees work considerably less than 40 hours a week and their benefits are quite limited in proportion to the amount of time they worked.
- Temporary Employees are those people who are employed by a temporary service business and work for a shortened employment period in different companies.
- Leased employees are workers who are assigned to a certain job or project for a limited period of time. They are hired and paid by their lease service firm, not by the company that employs them.
- Job share employees are workers who agree on sharing one full-time job between each other. They help retain other employees and increase their satisfaction.