Occasionally we’re contacted by companies who ask us to find them a temp. Well, sorry, but that’s not what we do, and there’s a huge difference between part-time and temporary employees!

The definition of part-time is “for only part of the usual working day or week”, “employed to work, used, expected to function etc., less than the usual full time”, and “for less than the entire time appropriate to an activity”. You get the gist: NOT full time!

Temporary is defined as “lasting for only a limited period of time; not permanent”. You’re a “temp” or agency worker if you have a contract with an agency but you work temporarily for a company.

So, a part-time worker is employed on a permanent basis but on reduced hours or days, and a temp works at a company for a limited period, but very often works full-time hours.

Still confused? Let’s explore a bit more with some examples of part-time roles we have recently worked on. All these roles are permanent, so no one is “temping”!

We placed a part-time Administrative Assistant in a company in Basingstoke, working 15 hours a week over 3 days, and found a Sales Executive for an employer in Frimley who is working from 11.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. A company in Fleet asked us to find them a Business Development Executive to work on a part-time or flexible basis, and was happy to consider term-time only, or full time flexible hours for the right candidate.

Part-time hours can “mix and match” to suit employer and employee alike, such as those of an Administrator and Documenter we placed, again in Basingstoke, now working from 9am until 1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 9am until 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Other similar roles are an HR Manager in Farnborough working 8 hours a week split over 2 days, and a Senior Account Manager in Alton who works 20 hours a week, spread over 4 days.

Whatever the hours you’re looking for, if you’d like to talk to one of the team about how a part-time role can help your company than please call Ten2Two Hampshire on 01252 856862 or email Louise at louise@ten2two.org.

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