Companies are losing out on experienced talent due to a need for full-time continuity
“We have only just had a decision and unfortunately they said no. I’m disappointed but have decided to hand in my resignation. I don't want to commit to more hours as I have a very young family"
This is a quote from yet another candidate I was approached by today who has been forced to resign her management position because she needed to reduce her hours, but her employer was unable to support the request.
In an economy where employment is high and attrition is also on the increase, competition for talent is fierce. At an average UK attrition rate of 15%, this poses a huge cost to organisations and with this knowledge, it’s more important than ever that companies measure, monitor and understand why their employees are leaving and work out what it will take to retain their top talent.
Part-time is an interesting concept and yet another term which is open to interpretation. More often than not, we find that part-time is in fact a 4 day week, requiring a "most-of-the-time" commitment, to deliver the same full-time output, in four days and to be paid pro-rata.
Sara is the founder and CEO of Ginibee and a proud mum of two legends. Absolutely passionate about making successful Job sharing accessible, Sara set Ginibee up with the sole mission of "making successful Job sharing accessible" and has specialised in optimising and similifying the process to create successful Job shares since 2013 and in doing so has created a unique into a purpose-built platform, to accelerate the creation of Talent Partnerships.