January is a new year and time for company growth. Many companies are ready to add new positions that they’ve never had before. This can result in many questions. One that many organizations don’t tend to think about: Should this position be full-time or part-time?
It’s important to think through this because you could save your company money should you choose the part-time route. Many times, part-time better suits what you are looking for, but you’re so used to hiring a full-time position that you aren’t aware of the possibility of part-time. Part-time positions mean you don’t have to start with 40 hours per week and benefits to get the job done. This is obviously going to save you time and money.
However, you may be better suited to hire full-time. The important thing is to fully understand your needs. What tasks do you need help with? It might be best to write out a job description to understand the needs of this position. Take a look at the timing of these tasks, and be realistic with yourself. If it requires a full-time position, go that route.
The good news? A part-time position does not have to be an intern-type person or entry-level position just because they are part-time. You can easily hire a part-time employee that has years of experience. The term part-time simply means they don’t work a full 40 hours per week. An extra 20 hours of help may be just the thing you need during this busy season.