If you are looking for new employees, your first thought might not be to hire anyone on a part-time basis, unless of course, the job itself is part-time. In most cases, if a job is a full time one, you will search for someone who can work full time. It just makes sense. However, there might be some benefits to your business in hiring two or more workers on a part-time basis to cover the full-time work or to re-assess the work needed; is it a full-time job after all?
Have Happy Workers
Many people would be pleased to work in your business and are interested in what you are doing but who cannot work a full-time job. There could be many reasons for this, such as childcare, health, or preference.
If you can find two or more workers who want to have a part-time job and who have the expertise you are looking for, you will still get the work done, still have the same outgoings in terms of salary, and you will gain happy workers who like the hours they are set.
Having more than one worker in a role can become complicated, but to ensure that everyone is doing what they are paid to do and that there is no confusion, an HRIS (human resources information system) can be put in place.
Free Up Your Budget
If you are a recent start-up or your business is small, you might be worried about hiring someone. After all, will you be able to guarantee that you can pay them every month? Even if there is a lot of work to do, it is important to be sure that you can keep your employees happy and stick to any contract that you make with them.
When you are starting out and you need help, but you aren’t sure what kind of money you will be making, a part-time employee can be ideal. You can have set hours that are fewer than would be worked by a full-time worker, or you can have someone work for you on an ad hoc basis. By doing this, you will be able to save money but also have some help in the business that you need.
Help Current Workers
If your current workforce is feeling stretched because they have more work to carry out than they can handle, then a part-time worker can be of great assistance. They will be able to clear the backlog and take on any additional work so that the full-time worker can be less overloaded. Again, this makes everyone happy and creates a more productive working environment.
Part-time workers can also be a useful cover for vacations or when other workers are sick, always ensure that the new part-time workers know that they might have to cover in an emergency situation, so everyone knows their expectations, and it does not come as a surprise when they get a phone call. A part-time contract doesn’t have to be complicated but may require a few more caveats than someone working full time.