In October 2015 there were over 20 million people in the US that worked part-time for non-economic reasons.1 With the cost of recruitment, training and reduced productivity while a new employee acclimates, retaining committed employees is a goal of almost every business. With the number of employees that choose to work part-time rising for the last decade, part-time workers play a vital role in many business.2
These 20 million people have chosen to work part time for various reasons. Whether it is because the worker is a student, needs to be available for child-care or elder-care, has a disability or is pursuing other goals, the common thread is that they are looking for a way to balance work and other aspects of their life. So, how do businesses attain and retain these workers?