CIPD Labour Market Outlook and Employee Outlook Research shows that approximately 25% of employers use zero hours with approximately 1.3 million workers employed on them.
There is good news and bad news but zero hours contracts are certainly not perceived as the villain of the employment that perhaps they have recently been portrayed as.
Workers on zero hours contracts may apparently be less likely to feel involved at work and see fewer opportunities to develop and improve their skills than employees as a whole, they are also less likely to feel overloaded and under excessive pressure.
You can read the full report from this link.
If you don’t currently use zero hours contracts but are thinking they may be something your business would find handy then take a look at the new government guidelines for their use.