The reason Kirsteen (partner in crime) and I formed Ten2Two in Kent, was because we didn’t know where to start our search looking for this type of work. When I spoke to many recruitment organisations and asked for a flexible role they looked at me like my head was spinning and green smoke was coming out of my ears! “Ooo don’t mention the F word”.
I’m glad to say things have changed in the years since we started our job search, and the avenues for this type of job profile are opening up. There are many job boards popping up offering these opportunities, and like us some specialised agencies, here is a helpful guide to some of those.
I am always AMAZED by our community of talented experienced professionals who have chosen for whatever reason (mostly parenthood) to find a role that offers some sort of flexibility. If more employers embrace flexible working as a ‘norm’, not a benefit, they will reap the rewards, the first and by far the best, access to you the unique under-utilised talent pool, and then there’s better employee retention, reduced absenteeism and increased productivity. What’s not to love? I read this article recently from Deloitte about the “millenniums” seems flexibility in their workplace is a top priority. Talent attraction and retention will hopefully make employers have flexible and Part-time working as their top priority and this type of article will be a thing of the past.
Don’t hold your breath though, if you are looking for great opportunities with flexibility in mind get in touch I look forward to hearing from you.