Read the results of our employers' survey

Part time, part-time, flexible working...

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Thank you to the employers who filled in our survey. The results are in and are overwhelmingly positive. According to these enlightened employers, flexibility is a bonus and employing part-time mothers not only saves money but their industry “know-how” is a worthwhile asset to growing a business.

The companies surveyed covered a wide variety of industries – from retail and banking to care services and advertising.

 

Where staff work

* 37% work in the office.

* 62.5% work as a combination of work and home.

 

How staff work

* 100% of employers agreed that part-timers were hard working and focused.

* 100% of employers thought their industry know was an asset to the company.

* 100% of employers thought their part-time staff saved them money.

* 100% thought their productivity was very good.

* 100% thought there was good team support between full and part-time.

* 100% thought it took the same amount of time to manage part-time as full-time.

 

And if they employed a part-time mother – the results were similarly positive

* 100% of employers agreed that part-time mothers were hard working and focused.

* 100% of employers thought their industry know was an asset to the company.

* 60% of employers thought their part-time mothers saved them money.

* 100% thought their productivity was very good.

* 20% thought it took more managerial time managing part-time mothers.

* 80% thought their part-time mothers where very loyal.

* 60% agreed that accommodating domestic needs was not a problem.

And it looks as if part-time is here to stay with 66% saying they would be taking on more part-time staff in the future and 100% saying that part-time and flexible working should be more widely embraced.

 

Which days were a favourite for part-time?

66% thought that Mondays Tuesday, and Wednesday all day were best for part-time staff.

 

Who trusts who?

* 100% of employers trust part and full-time staff to do an equally as good job.

 

And best of all, read some of the comments around part-time staff...

“Access to experienced people who are motivated to work effectively for the company without a full-time overhead.”

“Vast experience & ability that wouldn’t be available to us normally.”

“Flexibility, cost efficient and scale-able.”

“It allows us to utilise the skills of people who are now unable to work full time due to other commitments, it also allows us to have flexibility in our staffing levels and spread the load around the team more.”

“Flexibility of costs and capabilities.”