163 Advantages and disadvantages of different types of worker

163.1 Full- or part-time workers

In taking on employees, whether full-time or part-time1, an employer is obviously taking on valuable assets for the benefit of the business. As a result, the employer should be able to benefit from the skill and commitment of the workforce, and be able to exert a reasonably high degree of control. In return for this, however, the business will be required to take on various responsibilities to the employees, some of which will arise straight away, whilst others will only become relevant after a minimum period of

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