Secondment is the assignment of a member of one organisation to another organisation for a temporary period. The employee typically retains their salary and other employment rights from their primary organisation but they work closely within the other organisation to provide training and the sharing of experience. This is not to be confused with temporary work.
For example, statisticians from the Government Statistical Service may be assigned to the Full Fact charity, to check statistics presented in political campaigns and the mass media.
- ^ Cunningham, Ian; Dawes, Graham; Bennett, Ben (2004), "Secondments and Related Approaches", The Handbook of Work Based Learning, Gower Publishing, p. 137, ISBN 9780566085413
- ^ About Full Fact (PDF), Government Statistical Service, 2017
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