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Over half of part-time workers feel their skills and knowledge has fallen behind those of their full-time colleagues, according to a new survey.
The survey by Timewise of 1,700 part-time workers also found 61% feel less up-to-date with team developments, 65% feel less connected to their team due to missing out on social time and 59% feel they are missing out on networking opportunities and have lost connections.
Some 68% said they feel so grateful to be allowed to work part time that they accept career compromises. Timewise says employers need to start thinking differently about how to support part-time workers to benefit from their skills and experience.
Specific suggestions, made by the part-time workers in the survey include: