The job market is ‘lagging behind’ in meeting the need for flexible working and it could be the missing link in your talent acquisition success.
A report from Timewise Flexible Working : A Talent Imperative suggests that less than 10% of jobs with a salary of £20,000 and upwards are advertised with flexible working, although it is sought after by over two thirds of the workforce. Last Year Lancaster University’s Workforce Foundation predicted that flexible working would see a ‘tipping point’ this year and become essential for all businesses by 2020.
Flexible working options provide a better work life balance for your employees who are more likely to be happier, more engaged and more productive in their jobs. For employers hit by a skills shortage, it also extends your candidate reach and offers the following benefits…