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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Part Time Professionals

The 2013 Power Part Time List has been announced today, revealing 50 of the most influential and successful part-time professionals.

The list, compiled by Timewise Foundation, includes successful individuals who challenge the notion that part-time work only suits those in junior roles and provide inspiration for others.

It also found that part-time bosses believe they do a better job than their full-time counterparts.
The list includes Andrea WarehamDirector of People, PrĂȘt a Manger (Europe) who is one of 8 directors on Pret’s Group Board. She manages a £5.5m budget and is in charge of  HR, recruitment and training operations across the UK, US, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

She says: “Clear thinking and the ability to see the bigger picture are crucial at strategic level.
“I find my working pattern gives me the space I need to achieve that. Part-time can help you to develop better leadership skills, too – as you delegate more, your team will grow to meet their new responsibilities."

Timewise Foundation co-founder Karen Mattison MBE comments: “These individuals are the face of modern work. In sharing their stories, we prove there is more than one path to success. Trailblazing employers who explore new ways of working, such as those listed in the 2013 Power Part Time list are leading the way, and amongst the very first benefit from some very clear and tangible business benefits – including the ability to attract and retain the best talent.”

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