Secondments: a Review of Recent Research

A Background Paper for IES Research Network Members

Barkworth R | HR Network Paper MP66 | Institute for Employment Studies | Mar 2004

The purpose of this document is to try to bring together the existing literature on secondments, so that the process can be accurately defined, its usage assessed, and lessons learnt.

What is clear is that the subject is, so far, largely ignored by the academic research community and so the information available is drawn primarily from case study examples.