How to attract talent with flexible working
Our Flexible and Proud Report explains how the businesses we work with have adopted forward-thinking recruitment strategies to attract talent by offering flexible working across their organisations.
Here at Ten2Two, we work with businesses around the UK to help them understand the benefits of employing a flexible workforce, offering support and services to make flexible working a reality.
“There’s a lot of untapped talent which simply isn’t available unless you offer flexibility in the workplace.”
Cheryl Luzet, Managing Director at Wagada, a Digital Marketing Agency, says that flexible working has helped them to adopt new recruitment strategies to attract professionals to their business.
“At Wagada, we need marketing professionals with all-round marketing experience and capabilities, and our approach to flexible working means we are an attractive employer. Being an employer who can offer flexible working means I get to help other working parents, whilst being a commercially sound, growing and successful business.”
Shorter commute, greater productivity
Cheryl adds, “Team members want to leave their roles commuting to London or other major towns in order to enjoy flexible working and an open, encouraging and fun culture.
My team tell me there are tangible benefits to flexible working – they’re less stressed; they feel valued and connected due to our technology and culture; they’re more productive as there’s less commuting time; working at home means they’re often more focused; they don’t miss out on day-to-day stuff with family and therefore don’t resent work; they’re motivated so deliver a better quality of work, which equals value for our clients.”
It’s a powerful testament to how you can offer a little flexibility and totally revolutionise your recruitment process. And it’s not just small and medium enterprises who are benefiting from flexible working.
Returners make excellent staff
Returners also make a great choice when approaching your recruitment process. Many mums we know have taken a career break to raise their children but when they choose to return to the jobs market, they make exceptional workers and value their new roles greatly.
Hargreaves Lansdown has found their hiring experience to be improved by opening job applications up to returners. We have worked with them to help fill multiple roles by designing them a returnship programme.
They say, “Through our Returnship programme we’ve found excellent talent that just wasn’t available to us from the full-time market. We simply couldn’t keep trying to recruit in the same way and achieve the diversity of thought we are looking for.”
Discuss your recruitment strategies with us today
Our Flexible and Proud report has many more examples of employers using recruitment strategies to embrace flexible working for the greater success of their business. If you’d like to follow their suite, get in touch with Ten2Two today. We can talk you through your options and discuss how opening the talent pool to flexible workers can help you.