Experiences of part-time workers and job seekers during the pandemic

Monique Rotik from Collaborate Research is delighted to have supported flexible work consultancy, Timewise, on research to hear the lived experience of part-time workers and job seekers during the pandemic. 

Monique led on a programme of qualitative research which found that the pandemic has amplified the difficulties faced by those who need to work part-time in a number of ways.  Participants believe that those making hiring decisions need to shift their mindset to acknowledge the benefits that part-time working can bring for both employers and employees. They also feel that managers will require capability building with respect to part-time job design.

Timewise has published a report which combines insights from this research and a call to action for positive change for part-time and flexible workers and job seekers.