TITLE

Downturn means more demand for women who work part time

AUTHOR(S)
Phillips, Lucy
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
People Management;8/21/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 17, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights that the demand for part-time experienced staff in Great Britain has increased as firms look towards cost-effective recruitment in the economic downturn. Women Like Us has recorded a 121 per cent increase in employer enquiries in July 2008, compared with July 2007. Karen Mattison of Women Like Us notes that employers are being more cautious about recruitment due to limited budgets. She adds that women who wanted part-time work are preferable to those who were seeking full-time positions.
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34214772

 

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