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.
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.