Part time working

A part-time worker is a person who works fewer hours than the number of hours that full-time workers in the organisation are contracted to work. It often happens that an employee returning from maternity leave will ask her employer for a move from full-time working to part-time working to fit her working life around caring for her child.

Common part-time working arrangements include: working fewer days per week than full-time workers, for example three days per week; working fewer hours per day than full-time workers, for example four hours per day; and job-sharing, which is where two or more workers share one role.

Flexible working unavailable for nearly half of staff

A renewed campaign to make the right to request flexible working available from an employee’s first day at work has...

Majority of roles still not advertised as flexible

8 Dec 2020

Four in five jobs still do not advertise flexible working options despite the huge shift to home working during the...

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Zurich sees female applications leap after altering senior job advert wording

17 Nov 2020

The number of women applying for senior roles at Zurich in the UK leapt by a fifth last year after...

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Job Support Scheme ‘won’t reduce job losses’

25 Sep 2020

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) will not save enough jobs and could be improved if the government scraps its ‘poorly...

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Security guard called ‘honey’ by manager wins £10k in sex discrimination case

24 Sep 2020

The worker was repeatedly called ‘honey’ by her manager, had her hours reduced and was denied the ability to take paid holiday.

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Redundancies vs reduced hours: Juggling workloads through coronavirus

30 Jul 2020

As furlough fades and redundancies rise, Jonny Gifford examines how workloads differ across the labour market and suggests how reducing...

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Seven things employers need to know about flexible furlough

15 Jun 2020

Late last week the government published the first full guidance on the new flexible furlough scheme coming into force on 1 July. What are the key details?

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Employees on maternity leave can still access furlough after deadline

10 Jun 2020

Parents who are on statutory maternity and paternity leave due to return to work in the next few months will...

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Final day to furlough new employees

10 Jun 2020

Today is the last day employers can place employees on furlough who have so far not been on the government’s...

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Companies will not pay 20% of furlough costs until October

29 May 2020

Rishi Sunak has provided the first details of how businesses are to share the cost of furloughed workers, surprising many...

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Flexible working ‘nudges’ result in 30% uplift in job applications

29 May 2020

Recruiters that were prompted to consider flexible working when posting a job were 20% more likely to list flexible work...

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Furlough extended to October and part-time working allowed

12 May 2020

The furlough scheme has been extended to the end of October, but staff will be able to return to work...

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Government mulls part-time working for furloughed staff

11 May 2020

The government is considering allowing furloughed staff to return to work part time as part of a gradual ‘winding down’...

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Extend furlough and allow part-time work, say industry bodies

1 May 2020

Industry bodies are calling upon the government to ‘flex’ the furlough scheme as employers emerge from lockdown and make a...

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Reduced hours for furloughed staff would aid recovery

29 Apr 2020

Employers want more flexibility built into the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – including an extension until at least September and...

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