Our expanding talent pool of untapped professionals proves there is still a long way to go in Diversity, Talent retention, and modern cost effective working patterns in many organisations. The myth that flexible working patterns or agile working is detrimental and costly to business needs to be smashed.

I recently met with an extremely willing, experienced, and qualified finance professional who has been nurtured, trained (at great cost no doubt) by one of the Big five practices. They are looking to return to work after a 2 year gap (to raise children) but desire some flexibility around the working week.  They have found many doors closed because of the lack of understanding or belief this could work in their organisation. I recently read an article http://t.co/iFTUiwM6Z7  about another big organisation, Deloitte who recognise that to be competitive and retain and attract the best talent, this old school mind-set just does not cut the mustard in todays market.  It is great to also discover Morgan Stanley (Return to work), Credit Suisse (Real Returns), and Goldman Sachs (Returnships)   all managing their investments well. Thankfully the candidate found Ten2two just in the nick of time and we will introduce them to a forward thinking organisation who will relish the added value of someone with their skills because that’s what we do ! #connections

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Flexible working requests – what to consider

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Whether you’ve had a flexible working request and you’ve just approved it, or whether you’re considering hiring a flexible employee, you should know that flexibility doesn’t have to last forever. For a professional working mum, flexible working can be a lifeline to keep careers on track as they seek to balance their home and work […]

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The life cycle of professional working mums

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The lifecycle of a professional mum goes way beyond the first eighteen years of a child’s life. With predictions that many of us will be working into our seventies, it’s always good to look at the bigger picture when it comes to your career. We explore how your children’s needs change over time and what […]

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Should I go self-employed?

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We’re told top talent is scarce to find at the moment. As a flexible recruiter, we have lots of brilliant professional talent on our books. But not everyone can find the part-time employment or flexibility they’re seeking as they care for children or ageing parents. 1. Going self-employed to find flexibility For those working mums […]