Flexible is the latest word in hiring excellent workers for your business. And flexible working heroes are going to be the employees that potentially help close the gender pay gap once and for all. Learn more.

It seems hard to believe, but our flexible and part-time recruitment agency has been around since 2007. While we were one of the first to launch, we’re now pleased to say that many other businesses have sprung up focusing on flexibility in worker’s lives – flexible heroes as we like to call them.

Here’s our pick of the flexible pile – check them out online as they’re all brilliant champions of the flexible work ethic and have lots to offer professional job seekers.

1.Talented Ladies Club

This brilliant hub is the first port of call for working mums who are passionate about their careers and work. It features inspiration around everything from training courses to tips and stories all designed to empower women and has a readership of over 78,000 readers a month. Follow the Talented Ladies @talentedladiesclub or sign up to receive their newsletters here. Definitely flexible working heroes to know.

2. The Joy of Flex

An inspiring new blog updating us about the world of flexible working and its importance in keeping talented women in the workforce. Check out the hashtag on Twitter: #FlexAddict

3. Digital Mums HQ

Digital Mums train mums with in-demand digital skills to help them create stimulating, flexible careers that fit around family life. And now they’re promoting the importance of flexible working in the lives of families up and down the country.

Digital Mums are responsible for the Clean Up The F Word campaign and we can’t sing its praises highly enough. It’s a brilliantly-minded petition asking government to see the value in flexible working in creating a happier, healthier workforce. Flexible working heroes if ever we saw them. You can sign the petition here.

4. Women Returner’s Professional Network

While not strictly a flexible working hero, this returner website supports our view that high calibre professional talent shouldn’t go to waste. They say, “We want to enable people to take a break from their careers, for whatever reason, and to feel confident that there is a clear route back into a satisfying role in the workforce.

We see the development of ‘returnships’ as a primary vehicle for achieving this change, as they provide a bridge back to high-calibre work for skilled professionals. Our vision is that returner programmes will become standard practice within UK organisations.”

You can find returnships from big corporates like Credit Suisse, O2, Vodafone and Mastercard. But we feel like SMEs also stand to gain by offering them and that’s where Ten2Two can help.

5. Tantrum XYZ

Tantrum XYZ is a bit like a cross between Mumsnet and Stylist, but it’s for men and women alike,  with an added boutique vibe. They’re a lifestyle site for parents covering all matters related to parenting, including careers and work. Well worth a nosey in your lunch break!

If you’d like to find out how flexible workers can benefit your business – or if you’d like to find a new professional flexible or part-time career role – please contact Ten2Two.org today. We’d love to hear from you.

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