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Work with managers to motivate part-time employees

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Issue: Improving the productivity of your part-time employees.

Risk: Part-timers often feel, and are sometimes treated, like second-class citizens, which can hurt their performance.

Action: Work with supervisors to implement the following strategies aimed at unifying your work force.

Part-time employees form a key component in many workplaces. But they're also more difficult to assimilate into your regular full-time staff, and to motivate.

Overcome those tendencies and turn your part-timers into a more committed, motivated force with these five proven strategies:

1. Assign a mentor. Because part-timers aren't on site as much, they likely have more questions floating in their heads. Assign each a full-time employee to serve as a mentor. The part-timer will feel more like part of the team, and the mentor will feel good about the added responsibility and recognition. Pick a patient person who has the time to answer questions.

2. Orient them properly. Run part-timers through the same orientation as full-timers; don't cut corners.

3. Mix up the workload. Urge managers not to overload part-timers with "grunt" tasks. Instead, managers should discover the person's specialized skills and take advantage of them.

4. Offer flexible hours. Many part-timers have special situations that led to their need for reduced hours. Use that to your advantage. By extending flex hours, you'll retain part-timers longer.

5. Give financial incentives. Urge senior management to include part-timers in any bonus or award structure ... at a pro-rated basis, of course.

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