The research rationale is justified by the current changes in the labor market, such as high labor mobility and implementation of new human resources strategies by the majority of companies. Non-standard employment contracts change the nature of the employment relationships between the employee and the employer. These tendencies are also embodied in the event industry, where the function of human resources management is particularly crucial due to the specifics of the industry. The organizational structure of the event company should have an ability to change rapidly in accordance with the short-term fluctuations in the labor demand. Temporary employment is of great interest for both practitioners and academics: experts believe that flexible labor relations can be associated with a number of management problems. The aim of the article is to study the flexible forms of employment in the event industry. Various theories, including Ch. Handy and D. Atkinson theoretical frameworks, are used in the article to describe principles of work of flexible organizational forms. Empirical data was collected in 2017 from 38 institutions that are involved in the organization of cultural events in St. Petersburg.
The paper deals with temporary employment in the Russian labour market. The main focus is the gender difference regarding determinants of temporary employment. Unlike most European countries, where women are more likely to have temporary work, in Russia men predominantly have this status, comparable to the situation in many developing countries. This paper seeks to understand why this is the case. The household survey of NOBUS (held in 2003 by State Statistical Centre with World Bank participation) is used to answer this question: the results suggest that gender differences in temporary employment do exist, and that the main factors that explain these differences are education, and marital status.