Employment exchange and secondments

Employment exchange/secondments
Released:  August 2017

The exchange of employees between members of the Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities (CAARA) may occur for a variety of reasons and in a variety of ways.

An exchange may be undertaken to assist an employee to gain new skills from another member organisation or for an employee to assist another member organisation to gain new skills.

An exchange of employees may be reciprocal in nature where a ‘swapping’ of staff takes place between two CAARA organisations, or it may be unilateral in nature where an employee is placed in a host organisation either at the request of the host organisation or at the request of the home organisation.

This document seeks to establish guiding principles for temporary exchanges of employees both for the professional development of CAARA employees and for the mutual benefit of CAARA organisations.