An HR Glossary for HR Terms

Glossary of Human Resources Management and Employee Benefit Terms

Employee Type

List of Employee Types

Employee types refer to the different types of employees an organization might consider hiring to fulfill a role or task within the company. There are 11 different employee types employers might consider hiring depending on their needs.

Full-Time Employees

Part-Time Employees

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Independent Contractors

Temporary Employees


Tenured Employees

At-Will Employees

Leased Employees

Job-Share Employees

Apprenticed Employees



Finding the right employee type for a position depends on the needs of the employer and the nature of the work they are hiring for. Employers should also consider the impact different employee types have on company culture.

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