Connick believes Hardinge and Loustau will gain much from having two minds working on a set of problems.
“Sometimes things will fall through the cracks and you've got to accept that and not get worried,” Connick says.
Everyone is human, after all, Loustau says.
“It's good to have that balance in our lives to be able to do all the things that we want to do," she says.
According to Connick there are many and diverse reasons people might want to work flexibly – but organisations have to be flexible in attitude too.
“When I was working part time I didn't have the opportunity to apply for a promotion," she says. "It was clear to me that, to move to the next level, I would have to be full time.”
Connick says organisations are missing out on great talent by not encouraging flexible working.
As flexible working becomes more mainstream, Hardinge says recruitment companies will move to match individuals who may not know each other but both want a part-time job.
“It becomes a complementary skill set that you wouldn't necessarily get from a single individual,” she says.