Gurus, Hired Guns, and Warm Bodies

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Gurus, Hired Guns, and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy by Stephen R. Barley, Gideon Kunda

These are the three types of non-permanent employee. What struck me most was that the gurus are the very best at their jobs, never want for work, and as such never need to be permanent staff because they earn far more! They often call themselves interims to differentiate themselves from contractors and temps, but that is in fact what they are. The very cleverest employer should target these gurus, and either make them permanent members of staff, or attach them to apprentices to make the organisation richer.

I have a detailed synopsis. If you ask for it here, I will email it to you …


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