What are the definitions of the different types of jobs?
An employee who works under contract for an employer. A contract employee is hired for a specific job at a specific rate of pay. A contract employee does not become a regular addition to the staff and is not considered a permanent employee.
Rather than being employed by a company in one specific job, freelancers are self-employed and find work via a variety of sources. Clients hire a freelancer to complete a task, project, or service for them.
A full-time employee has ongoing employment and works, on average, around 45 hours each week. The actual hours of work for an employee in a particular job or industry are agreed between the employer and the employee.
A permanent part-time employee is someone who works regular and ongoing hours, but fewer hours a week than someone working full-time. Part-time employees have access to the same entitlements as a full-time permanent employee, but on a pro-rata basis according to the hours worked.
A temporary employee is someone who may work regular and ongoing hours but on a temporary basis. A temporary employee normally does not have access to the same entitlements as a permanent employee. A temporary employee does not become a regular addition to the staff.