Guide

Employing part-time workers

Introduction

Employing part-time workers can be an efficient way to keep costs down in areas where you don't need full-time cover. This guide outlines the advantages and disadvantages of employing part-time workers.

It can also mean that you are able to attract a wide range of people to fill vacancies and build in flexibility so that you can respond to changes in demand and develop your business.

This guide also explains the various options for part-time working, how to recruit and manage part-time workers and part-time workers' rights. There is also guidance on introducing job-sharing as well as considering requests to change working hours and how to go about asking workers to change their working hours.