Under the influence of processes occurring in the contemporary world, such as globalization, the increase of competitiveness and the development of modern technologies, flexibility has become a desirable quality. In the field of employment, flexibility means the company’s (employer’s) ability to adjust the structure, number and qualifications of employees to the changing needs. The pursuit of flexibility affects the labor market and the model of employment. It leads to the development of new, atypical forms of employment, based on an employment contract or on other forms of contract, which more or less differ from the “typical” model of employment based on an employment contract for an indefinite period of time, involving work performed at the employer’s facilities in a specific time framework.
The conference will be an opportunity to exchange views and opinions and to present the results of research on new forms of employment. During the conference, the participants will try to determine and evaluate the opportunities and threats for the labor market resulting from the use of new forms of employment, and to determine how labor legislation should respond to the challenges connected with it. The participants will be scientists from Polish and foreign research centers, journalists, politicians and other people interested in the issue of new forms of employment.