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Hiring Quality Staff

Running a business without quality staff is like hoping flowers will thrive without water. In a recent survey of employers of part-time staff, Part-time.ie found that quality of staff was the biggest challenge facing employers and this was across the board. We also found that 60% of those surveyed, rely on word of mouth to fill part-time roles.  However,

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Women working part-time are the most productive in the workforce: survey

Evidence that women working part-time are the most productive in the workplace! I came across this article from The Sydney Morning Herald and love it.  And it makes complete sense. Dealing with kids on a daily basis develops skills such as negotiation, problem-solving, time management, patience, compromise and measuring opportunity cost!  All of these skills have such value in the

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Tips for hiring part-time employees

Tips for hiring part-time employees It is widely acknowledged that great people make great organisations.   Now, as we approach full employment there are more and more employers looking to fill vacant positions.  What can you do to make your search more successful?   Here are some useful tips when hiring part-time staff: Never stop searching Hiring great employees is key

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Work/Life Balance

Work/Life Balance There are so many articles written on work/life balance, it is clearly a big issue for a lot of people today.  I imagine to some degree there is a generic set of recommendations that applies to all of us.  But it is also something very individual as we really need to look at where the stress in our

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