Business owners have been encouraged to invest in time and attendance software to help monitor their part-time employees.
Christian Berenger, who is business development director at Auto Time Solutions, believes that the creation of more part-time jobs has significantly helped Britain’s struggling economic climate.
However, in an interview with freshbusinessthinking.com, he argued these measures could well be counter-productive if businesses were unable to manage their working hours efficiently.
He said: “Without effectively monitoring the working practices of employees, issues such as lateness and absences could have drastic implications on a business by significantly inflating payroll costs.
“The employment of part-time and hourly-paid staff creates significant managerial challenges. If managed correctly using a workforce management solution, part-time staff can provide highly cost-effective during an uncertain economic climate.”
This advice could apply to those who have signed a franchise agreement or individuals running their own unique business, should they be keen to introduce more part-time workers in the New Year.
Midlandsbusinessnews.com reports that many employees have been happy to accept jobs with less working hours, as full-time work is tougher to come by. It was recently estimated that roughly 27 per cent of the British workforce now works on a part-time basis.