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Discover the benefits of employing part-timers

Employing part-time staff can help cut costs and give you flexibility to respond to changing demands on your business.

Employing someone part-time can be a good idea in situations where you don't have the budget for a full-time member of staff, but want to avoid asking existing staff to work long hours for overtime pay. Part-time work options are particularly attractive for parents and carers, and employers often find it possible to attract people with a wide range of skills and experience for such positions - bringing a range of benefits to their business.

Before recruiting a part-time worker, first check that the position and the type of work are in fact suitable for a part-time post. It may be more suitable to offer the position as a job-share, or to recruit temporary staff to tide you over a particularly busy season. Employers' legal obligations differ depending on the type of employee, so it's essential to ensure that you are in compliance with the law when taking on any new staff.

Acas offers training to equip employers with the skills to attract, retain and manage an effective and productive workforce. Visit the Acas training and business solutions area for more information.

Visit the Acas training and business solutions page for more information.

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