Flexible and part-time working is heralded as a solution to a number of social problems, and there has been much policy debate about how to stimulate demand from employers. However, much of this debate is focused on legislative change.
A recent study by Women Like Us supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation investigated the recruitment market for ‘quality part-time vacancies’. It aimed to provide evidence to move the debate away from legislation enforcing obligations around flexible working, and on to the business benefits of part-time job creation and the quality of the part-time candidate pool. It sets out how recruiting staff in ‘quality’ part-time jobs can help rather than hinder business growth.
This event will explore some of the findings of the report and what employers can practically do. It will be led by Emma Stewart MBE, one of the authors of the report, and a leading spokesperson on part time and flexible work. Emma is also founder of Women Like Us, a social enterprise that helps women with children find work that fits with family life, and which also runs Timewise Jobs, the UK’s only jobsite dedicated to professional part time jobs.
The event is being co-hosted by the Institute for Local Governance, Newcastle University and Muckle LLP. We expect interest to be high for this event and places are limited.
14.00 – Presentations
16.00 – Finish
If you would like to book a place at this free event, please fill in the online registration form at: http://qualityparttimejobs.eventbrite.co.uk/
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Stephen Crossley on (0191) 334 9107 or via e-mail at [email protected]