Benefits of Flexible Working

Real Benefits for Businesses

If you need to replace an existing employee or if you’re keen to take on extra pairs of hands, flexible recruitment can be a great way to access some of the best talent around at less than the cost of a full-time salary. Cost savings can be substantial depending on which type of flexible working format suits your business and you don’t have to compromise on talent.

If you’re a young, new business taking on your first employee is a big step. Professional part-time and flexible resources can give you the kick-start you need:

Start Small – A flexible worker can start on a low number of weekly hours but have the flexibility to increase their working hours as you grow.
Reduce Risk – A full-time salary is a big jump in fixed costs for a young business. You can decide the exact number of hours your business needs.
Afford Talent – There’s no need to compromise on the level of experience and skills you think you can afford. Professional part-time roles attract high quality people whilst avoiding full-time costs.

Recruiting new people is a day-to day feature of a growing business. Offering flexible hours for a selection of roles brings practical and cultural advantages:

Control costs – Flexible hours enables managers to resource to the actual requirements of a role, not a full-time default
Attract talent – Allows you to access a wider local pool of talented professionals
Increase diversity – It’s a great opportunity to recruit older and female professionals
Improve retention – Provides a tool to retain valued employees who desire more flexibility

Read a case study on how Henkel attracted more talented and experienced people through offering flexible hours

Learn how other companies around the UK have benefited from flexibility in the workplace by reading our recent ‘Flexible and Proud’ report.

Real Benefits for Employees

Find out more in our blog about how flexible working reduces stress in the workplace and leads to better employee wellbeing.