ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New research from Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management software solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance services, reveals the adverse impacts of unpredictable work schedules on full-time and part-time employees. Given the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic and related staffing challenges, three-in-ten respondents reported having slightly or extremely unpredictable work schedules. The research was conducted in partnership with Future Workplace, an Executive Networks member company.
According to the report, respondents indicated that the top five impacts of an irregular schedule are:
Difficulty scheduling personal commitments (44%)
Feeling burned out (39%)
Financial distress (30%)
Feeling disconnected from family and friends (30%)
Inability to take care of mental health (24%)
Part-time Workers Face Challenges Due to Unpredictable Schedules
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, part-time workers make up about 20% of the employed U.S. workforce. Of those part-time workers, 63% are women. The Paychex research found that schedules were more likely to be slightly or extremely unpredictable for part-time workers (31%) than full-time workers (23%). Part-time employees are also facing other challenges:
Part-time workers (34%) are more likely to report financial distress as an outcome of having an unpredictable schedule compared to full-time workers (26%).
Part-time workers (42%) are more likely to report …