Female part-time hires increase four-fold at Zurich

110% surge in part-time applications from females

Jaskeet Briah
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The number of female part-time hires at Zurich UK has increased almost four-fold since the insurer advertised all roles as ‘flexible, part time or jobshare’ in 2019.

Ahead of the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act, which comes into force tomorrow (6 April), Zurich has released findings into its hiring data. The insurer revealed that the total number of employees hired on a part-time basis has almost quadrupled since 2019 and 13% of its employees worked part-time last year. Zurich said it has continued to see demand for part-time opportunities following a 72% increase in applications per vacancy across the board in the last five years, with a 110% surge in applications from females. Overall, 88% of part-time hires last year were female ...

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