Do Your Employees Have Part-time Jobs?

Best Practices, Employees, Employer, Hiring

Originally posted on Recruiter.com October 7, 2013.

Managing Employees with More than One Job

Juggling_Jobs_MultipleHolding down more than one job isn’t just for struggling families or college students any longer. Having more than one job is pretty common right now, especially among Millennials. I work at a small firm with three other Millennials, and all of us have two part-time jobs that add up to anywhere from 30-40 hours/week. We all have our different reasons for keeping the jobs that got us through college, and I have to say that we’re all very pleased with our respective work situations. It’s not all bad in the world of part-time work.

According to a NY Times article, part-time work has been on the rise for the past few years. There are a reported 5.8 million fewer workers working full time than there were in 2008, and an increase of 2.8 million working part time. The rise of part-time work hasn’t been received well, but here we are. Part time employees often have more than one job, and since part-time work is and always will be a factor in employment, it is important for companies to know how to manage employees with more than one job.

Best of Both Worlds

Monday through Wednesday is spent typing and designing, and the rest of the week is spent in different areas of the service industry. When Monday comes, we’re excited to get back to the office. When Wednesday comes, we’re excited to be out of the office. When Thursday comes, we’re excited to see a whole new set of work friends and make some cash. Each job gets a fresh face and positive attitude, and our CMO likes it that way. In fact, she prefers it this way. Read more…

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