Work/life balance. It’s a statement bandied around by businesses and recruiters, to differentiate working culture and attempt to attract the best talent.
GOV.UK defines flexible working as a ‘way of working that suits an employee’s needs.
I worked with a candidate last year who struggled to land a suitable role. They had ten years marketing experience – but needed to work from home and be available to do the school run.
Believe it or not, this person was turned away from employers, because their flexible working requirements didn’t fit into the working ‘norm’. But, let’s be realistic – with a marketing role (a chunk of which is now increasingly digital) why would the candidate need to be physically present for eight hours a day straight?
Here are my top three reasons why flexible working should be on the cards for your business:
Is it time to rethink your stance on flexible working?