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With 1 in 6 jobs at manager or senior level now being worked part-time, Timewise celebrates 50 of the best with the 2020 Power 50
Flexible hiring experts Timewise today reveal the number of part-time employees in manger-level or senior jobs in the UK has exceeded 1 million for the first time1.
Their numbers have increased by more than half (55 per cent) in the 8 years since Timewise started tracking the figures.
Part time executives now represent 1 in 6 people in manager-level and senior roles in the UK (16 per cent)2.#
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1,007,000 UK employees now work part-time & earn at least £40k FTE. £40k FTE is set as a benchmark, as this accounts for roughly the top 25 per cent of earners in the UK. Many people within this bracket have ‘manager’ or ‘senior’ in their job title.1
Above the £40k+ FTE level, the numbers of
part-time employees begin to fall sharply as salary rises. There are 569,000 employees earning over £50k
Timewise says that whilst flexible working is hitting its stride – there remains a ‘ceiling’ on the availability of part-time structures in the very mostsenior roles.
Showcasing the talent of
people who are working part-time and flexibly in Britain today, Timewise reveals
the winners of the 2020 Timewise Power
50 awards – 50 individuals who are working part-time or flexibly in very senior-level
roles. In all kinds of jobs. Who talk openly about their reasons for doing so.
A fifth of the winners this year are men (11 of 50) – a proportion that has doubled since the very first Timewise Power 50 awards, in 2012.
Examples of winners include:
The Timewise Power 50 was launched to challenge those who believe part-time and flexible jobs only suit low-skilled roles with little responsibility.
2020’s list of winners, backed by EY, Diageo, Lloyds Banking Group, Dixons Carphone & Management Today magazine, also includes an award for businesses that have shown innovation in flexible hiring, and in flexible job design. This year won by the Cabinet Office, for its job share matching scheme, and to Figleaves, for its digital working model.
Timewise co-founder Karen Mattison, MBE says: “Just a few years ago, people were reluctant to admit they worked part-time for fear of being seen as less committed or ambitious. No more. With 1 in 6 manager and senior-level executives working less than 5 full days a week, it’s clear flexible working has hit its stride. Read the inspiring stories of our winners to get a sense of how they make such high-level jobs work, when you aren’t available every day of the working week. But a key challenge remains when it comes to flexible hiring – which is in its infancy. It’s time to fix the jobs market for this talented pool of flex execs – something we at Timewise are 100 per cent committed to. ”
Lynn Rattigan, EY’s Chief Operating Officer in the UK & Ireland, comments: “EY has supported the Timewise Power 50 awards for eight years, continuing to challenge the traditional 9-5 working week and highlight the value of flexible working. It’s positive to see a such a significant increase in the uptake of flexible working arrangements, signalling a real shift in culture change and perceptions.”
“This year’s Timewise Power 50 winners truly are inspirational role models for the workplace of the future, demonstrating that choosing to work flexibly should not limit your potential. Organisations that adopt a more flexible approach will reap the benefits of a broader talent pool, increase the diversity of their workforce, and be better prepared for the future of work.”
Elke Noels, HR Director GB and Europe Functions, Diageo says: “Congratulations to this year’s winners and to all those who entered The Timewise Power 50 nationwide!”
“At Diageo we aim to create a culture where all our people can thrive at work, supported by progressive policies and practices. We are committed to creating an environment where all our employees feel emboldened be their best at work and at home, excel in their careers and where work can be a fulfilling part of their lives.”
We are extremely proud to sponsor The Timewise Power 50, which is brilliant recognition of those who are leading the way as role models to champion inclusivity and drive a flexible working culture.”
Fiona Cannon OBE, Group Responsible Business, Sustainability and Inclusion Director at Lloyds Banking Group comments: “Lloyds Banking Group is delighted to again sponsor the awards and broader Timewise agenda and would like to congratulate all the entrants in this year’s Timewise Power 50. Everyone has demonstrated incredible achievements, whilst role modelling agile ways of working. The demands of the workplace continue to change, so it’s vital that all businesses recognise and value alternative ways of working. To meet the ever changing needs of colleagues and customers in the 21st century, we need to continue to evolve our working approach.”
Paula Coughlan, Chief People Officer at Dixons Carphone says: “Congratulations to those recognised in this year’s Timewise Power 50 list! At Dixons Carphone, we are proud to back our colleagues striving for a more flexible working culture by offering adapted hours and roles that can be carried out from home or outside the office. I’ve seen some excellent examples of business leaders who share their stories of flexible working and show no signs of stopping their continued achievements in the workplace.”
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1 Source: Data is taken from Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) – Estimates of hourly earnings excluding overtime and annual earnings by occupation for each percentile, UK, 2008, 2016, 2018 and 2019, available via ONS, which was last surveyed in April 2019. Paul Bivand, Associate Director, Statistics & Analysis at Learning & Work Institute analysed the data on behalf of Timewise. The top 25% of all employees (whether full-time or part-time) earn £39,130 (FTE) or more. Many jobs within the bracket contain the words ‘senior’ or ‘manager’ within their title. The current median part-time employee wage in the UK is £19,458 FTE. £40k FTE was also the same benchmark Timewise used when looking at the equivalent data in 2012.
2 Part time workers represent 16 per cent of all UK employees who earning at least £40k FTE, accounting for roughly 1 in 6 UK employees (1,007,000 of 6,345,000 people). Data is taken from Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) – Estimates of hourly earnings excluding overtime and annual earnings by occupation for each percentile, UK, 2008, 2016, 2018 and 2019, available via ONS, which was last surveyed in April 2019
3 Over £60k FTE there are 360,000. Beyond £60k FTE, the ONS advises extreme caution and suppresses some results on quality grounds.
Timewise (timewise.co.uk) are flexible working specialists running a
flexible working consultancy that helps employers design innovative solutions
to attract and retain talented people, and create fair workplaces.
The consultancy is part of a wider multi-award winning social business, that shares market insights on flexible working and flexible hiring, conducts research such as the annual Flexible Jobs Index and runs campaigns and advocates for change on the stigma surrounding part-time and flexible work. It also runs Timewise Jobs (timewisejobs.co.uk ), a national jobs board for roles that are part-time or open to flexibility.