Tags: Part time

Part-time workers dramatically more confident in their job security

The latest figures from Legal & General’s Job Security Index show that UK workers’ confidence in their job security has risen to 76%. This is a 4% increase on last year, when confidence levels were shown to be at an Index low of 72% for a six month period from July to December 2013. The only time confidence levels…

The Flux Report: How your workforce will look in 2018

In just five years’ time, the majority of the UK and Irish workforce is expected to be flexible, a new report has found. According to 79% of HR decision makers, employees are expected to have multiple simultaneous careers by 2018, and more than half (60%) expect that workers will be either be on temporary contracts or…

More men need to work part-time to allow women space to flourish

Too many able and well-qualified women will continue to be under-promoted and underpaid unless more men are prepared to work part-time and accept sideways career moves, according to a leading expert on workforce development. It is now well-known that women have overtaken men academically. Women also spend more time in adult education and training than…

Office workers in Scotland less happy about their work/life balance than rest of UK

Compared with the rest of the UK, office workers in Scotland are most likely to feel dissatisfied with their work-life balance – that is according to a study conducted by YouGov in conjunction with mobile workstyles and cloud services provider, Citrix. The findings, published today, reveal that over a quarter (27%) of Scots describe their work-life balance as…

Staff who study for part-time degrees more willing to take on demanding responsibilities

Employers in the UK find that staff studying for part-time degrees are more pro-active and willing to take on demanding responsibilities, according to a new report published today (16 October 2013) by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The report, which focuses on employer support for part-time study also found that employers of…

Vast majority of female employees move to part-time and flexible work after maternity leave

The majority (83%) of female employees move into part-time and/or flexible working roles on their return from maternity leave according to new research with UK HR directors published  by leading recruitment specialist Robert Half. This rises to 92% of employees in London and the South East, but falls to 70% in the North and Scotland…

Fathers fear the social stigma of working part-time

According to a survey by recruitment firm Office Angels, fathers want to work part-time in order to spend more time with their children, but worry about how they will be viewed for doing so. The report, ‘Rise of the part-time dads’, revealed that 57% of respondents who currently work full-time would like to reduce their…

Avon jobs survey – 80% of students plan to work part-time

As the 2012 intake of university students face a potential graduation debt of over £50,000, according to the NUS, the Avon Student Jobs Survey 2012 released today, shows that 80% of students expect to work, with a quarter (25%) concerned about juggling jobs and university work. 80% of the 1,000 students surveyed, aged 18-24, across…

Flexible working hours becoming popular

A new report released today by the Flexible Working Commission reveals that employers should be allowed options to use trial periods for flexible working periods. The report recommends the extension to all employees of the right to request flexible working and that any regulation must be as clear and concise as possible, laying out the…

Fifth of graduates work part-time as full-time jobs decline

The number of graduates working part-time has risen to more than a fifth over the past year amid a backdrop of declining full-time private sector jobs, official figures show. Some 22pc of graduates from the class of 2010/11 were in part-time work six months after graduating, as they entered one of the worst jobs markets…

Top talent to quit comms industry if flexibility for working mums is not addressed

An independent Task Force geared to helping retain top talent within the comms industry and narrow the ever increasing gender diversity gap among senior women returning from maternity leave is being spear headed by executive search and selection consultancy, Hanson Search in association with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).   This is in…

Sharp rise in number of men working part-time helps cut jobless total

Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), comments as follows on official labour market statistics for the period December 2011 – February 2012 published earlier today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS): “The jobs figures are a nice surprise. The labour market didn’t just stabilise at…