We're current'y hiring, and have been discussing the benefits of full-time vs. part time for floor staff, as well as shift length. We are 7:30am-10pm, so we could do two rouhgly 8 hour shifts or three 5-6 hour shifts.
Is there a recommended ratio of part-time to full time employees, and what are the merrits of longer vs. shorter shifts in your experiences?
Of course every co-op is unique and what works for one might not be for everyone, but just looking for all perspectives I can gather. Thanks!