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 increased the difficulties faced by those who need to work part-time. 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 some managers need skills development to better equip them to design part-time jobs.
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.