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The Shaping and Price Change of Shared Employee Model: New Insights from China

The past outbreak of the COVID-19 global epidemic has spawned an emerging model of "shared employees" in the Chinese labor market, and this paper conceptualizes this new model, demonstrating that shared employees have produced unique changes in China. This paper presents a descriptive analysis of 604 research samples that conducted employee sharing to examine labor relations formation and price changes in shared employee model during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a unique human resource management in China under the changes of the pandemic, the results show that the group of shared employees has not emerged for a long time, the average age of the group is younger, and the labor risks and social security problems are not yet acute. Thus, this paper believe it is necessary to expand the coverage of social insurance as soon as possible and safeguard the social insurance rights and interests of the employees in the new business. Based on these findings, this paper takes a Marxian labor price theory approach to analysis the positive changes of labor price during the pandemic, the results show that shared employee model can effectively restore and promote the value of labor, and successfully restrain the distortion of labor price. In view of the unique circumstances investigated, this paper includes our conclusions, a discussion of the study's limitations and management implications, and recommendations for future research.

Shared Employee, Labor Relations, Labor Prices, Price Changes, China

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Liu Ting, Xiong Xiong, Zheng Qizhong. (2023). The Shaping and Price Change of Shared Employee Model: New Insights from China. Journal of Human Resource Management, 11(4), 122-130. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.jhrm.20231104.11

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Liu Ting; Xiong Xiong; Zheng Qizhong. The Shaping and Price Change of Shared Employee Model: New Insights from China. J. Hum. Resour. Manag. 2023, 11(4), 122-130. doi: 10.11648/j.jhrm.20231104.11

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Liu Ting, Xiong Xiong, Zheng Qizhong. The Shaping and Price Change of Shared Employee Model: New Insights from China. J Hum Resour Manag. 2023;11(4):122-130. doi: 10.11648/j.jhrm.20231104.11

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