According to Randstad Canada's latest global Workmonitor survey, the
majority of Canadian employees believe part-time work will not
negatively impact their careers.
TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Findings from Randstad's latest
Global Workmonitor, surveying employees in 29 countries around the
world, reveal that 50% of Canada's male and 59% of female employees
believe working part-time will not negatively impact their career
Stacy Parker Executive Vice President of Marketing at Randstad Canada
says, "Part-time or flexible work arrangements are a fantastic option
for many job seekers that are challenged with work life balance or who
struggle with the feeling of being tied down to one role. Many
part-time workers enjoy multiple positions with different companies,
which can add a great deal to one's resume, experience and reputation."
According to the findings, less than one third of the respondents
worldwide work part-time. In the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary,
Belgium and Sweden, less than 1 out of 10 employees work part-time.
North Americans share similar results. In Canada, 12% of male workers
and 11% of female employees say they currently work part-time. In the
US, 12% of male employees and 9% of female workers work part-time.
China however, is in the lead with part-time jobs with an average of
35%, followed by Chile, India, Mexico, Italy and Argentina (between
China also tops other countries as an average of 72% of respondents
state that they believe management positions should definitely be
possible while working part-time, followed by Switzerland, Chile, India
and Japan (54% or more). Canadian and US employees, however, strongly
disagree. In Canada, 69% of male employees and 65% of female
respondents state they do not believe working part time is possible in
a management position. In the US, the majority of respondents also
disagree (70% of male and 76% female).
Parker says that at the end of the day it's important for jobseekers to
look beyond the misconceptions and start seeing the many benefits that
part-time work can provide.
"Part-time work should never be discounted as a great entry point into
an organization, nor as a great way to prove your worth. Think about it
this way... a new job is posted for the company you are working for
part-time. Both you and and external job seeker apply to the role. The
chances are very much in your favor. You are the experienced resource,
who already understands and fits in to the corporate culture," she
Parker says jobseekers should keep in mind that many part-time positions
can move into full time positions a few months later, once the employer
has seen your skills and the value you can add to their company.
"Part-time and flexible work is another wonderful and flexible way for
you to continue to keep your skills relevant and allow you time to seek
that full-time role you may desire."
The Randstad Workmonitor: After the successful introduction of the Workmonitor in the Netherlands
in 2003 and more recently in Germany, the survey now covers 29 countries around the world, encompassing Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
The Randstad Workmonitor is published four times a year, making both local
and global trends in mobility regularly visible over time.The quantitative
study is conducted via an online questionnaire among a population aged
18-65, working a minimum of 24 hours a week in a paid job (not
self-employed). The minimal sample size is 400 interviews per country,
using Survey Sampling International. Research for the third wave of
2011 was conducted July 18 and August 8, 2011.
About Randstad Canada: Randstad Canada is the Canadian leader for staffing, recruitment and HR
Services. As the only fully integrated staffing company in the country,
we understand the recruitment needs and demands of employers and job
seekers across all levels and industries. Through our insightful
knowledge of local markets, employment trends and global network of
recruitment experts, we are shaping the Canadian world of work. Visit
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Randstad Canada anticipates tremendous growth in 2011 and is seeking top
talent to fill positions in nearly every area of the business. Visit http://www.randstad.ca/about/internal_careers.aspx for internal job openings and to learn more about why Randstad is one
of the best places to work.
SOURCE Randstad Canada
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