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Important Information about Part Time Contract and Flexible Working Policy

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Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 Time: 2:37 AM

In present times an employee has the right to work on part time basis and it is not necessary for an employee to work for around five days a week continuously. An employee can avail the benefit of a Part Time Contract if the employer has the need to recruit a part time employee for a particular post. The part of the society which is most benefited by this contract is female population. The clauses of the contract are formulated to cater to the needs of the employees who have to take care of family and social responsibilities, educational or other professional duties.

Some of the clauses included in the Part Time Contract are working hours, job post and duties, commencement date, working place, collective agreement, salary or wages, holidays, pension, absence due to sickness, maternity and paternity rights, disciplinary procedure, voluntary retirement, procedure for grievances, employment termination, employment policies, voluntary retirement laws governing and staff handbook. However, there have been some modifications in the Part Time Contract according to which it can be applied to several organizations and roles. There have been amendments in relation to retirement age in which it is mentioned that no organization can retire employees who have reached senior age without proper justifications. Further the workers are entitled to receive salaries or wages and benefits similar to permanent employees as per pro-rata structure.

Operating a business organization is not easy and you may have to implement new policies for the welfare of the business as well as employees. Now if you want to implement Flexible Working Policy in your organization then it becomes necessary to consider some important points which can adversely affect the productivity of the business. Therefore, it becomes essential to identify the areas of problem and find solutions for them in order to expect greater dedication to work from employees, higher retention rate, increased efficiency as well as high business output.

Some of the important points which need to be sorted out are:

  1. Identification of the positive as well as negative effects of Flexible Working Policy on your customer service.

  2. Calculation of the amount of time, money and effort that will be required to make the flexible working plan work for the employer and employee.

  3. To ensure smooth flexible working plan to achieve best results it is essential to evaluate the skills and knowledge of the managers.

  4. To find out the potential problems that can arise due to adaptation of Flexible Working Policy.

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Kinzu is an event manager who through his experience gathered lots of knowledge on Part Time Contract & Flexible Working Policy . For more information visit


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