Third of firms 'plan to recruit'
A survey of more than 300 companies found that almost one in three of those aiming to recruit will target part-time staff.
Most of those recruiting part-time staff said they valued hiring experienced workers.
Karen Mattison, co-founder of Women Like Us, said: "Hard economic times force businesses to become sharper and more innovative.
"Rather than freezing recruitment, employers are hiring in experienced senior candidates who only want part-time work. We have had our most successful quarter ever - clearly more and more firms are thinking through job structure, and whether a role can work flexibly or not, before they recruit."
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