I meet and speak with HR candidates on a daily basis and have noticed recently a real increase in the number of candidates that register looking for part time positions, or certainly some element of reduced hours in their working day.
It goes without saying that not all roles easily lend themselves to part time roles but quite often in HR there is the potential to offer this.
There can be some real benefits to both the employer and employee of part time working:
As a working mum myself, I returned to work 12 months ago on a four day a week basis. I can really empathise with candidates wanting this element of flexibility – it isn’t without challenges and you definitely need to work hard and smart, but it is absolutely possible to make a success of a role working on a less than full time basis.
Being able to do this and have an extra day at home with my son means I feel more engaged and focussed in the days that I do work, than if I had needed to come back on a five day a week basis.
Definitely food for thought when you are recruiting into your HR team as to whether you can offer this.
If you wish to chat about any of my part time HR candidates who could be of interest for your business please feel free to contact me on: 01204 326444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.