A lot of employers come to us and say they simply can’t find the talent they’re looking for to fill roles. If that’s you, we’ve got good news – flexible employees are the perfect answer.

Yes, the business is offering an attractive package including a reasonable salary plus benefits.

Yes, the job role is in a location that’s accessible and easy to get to.

Yes, it’s a good company offering brilliant career prospects.

And Yet.

They simply can’t find the right person for the job.

More and more this is becoming a common story as the employment market shifts to a candidate driven one.  In recent years, when quality candidates outnumbered vacancies, employers have had their pick of the bunch.  Now, in the full time market, the best candidates are spoilt for choice, getting multiple interviews, counter offers and finding work quickly.

However, there is still a mass of high calibre, talented candidates out there.

You just have to add a little bit of flexibility to open up the talent pool.

It’s true.

Flexible employees are high performing

You can get a high calibre member of staff who will be committed and dedicated to their roles simply by adding flexibility to the job description.

Whether that’s slightly changing the job role from 37.5 hours to 30 hours or adding in a day working from home into the job description, flexibility can often be the ingredient you need to find the talent you’re looking for.

You could even opt for a 9-day fortnight, comprising of 5 days one week and 4 days the next week.

Deborah O’Sullivan, Ten2Two’s Managing Partner says, “If you’ve got an empty desk with no prospect of the right candidate on the horizon, finding a brilliant candidate match working 30 hours per week is an amazing win.  You’d be amazed how a little bit of flexibility can help you to attract excellent candidates.”

Flexible employees are time managers

Don’t be afraid of flexibility – the flexible candidates on our books are tenacious and will work hard to get their work done in the hours available. They are experienced and will manage their time, you won’t have to.

Deborah adds, “Flexible employees have a can-do attitude and really appreciate flexibility in a role as it allows them to tend to other commitments when they aren’t in the office, as often, without it, they simply wouldn’t be able to work. Businesses can find a highly experienced person who is hungry to keep their career on track, needs little training and is often available quickly.”

Flexible employees are available now

Talk to your nearest Ten2Two office today. It’s very likely that we’ll have the ideal person to fill your role, ready and waiting.

Previous News Posts

Flexible working, at work !

Kent and Bromley

I saw some flexible working at work last week. Whilst attending a Sevenaoks Chamber networking event I bumped into Yasi . I worked with Yasi last summer helping her to find a local flexible role as a Business manager. She was at the time working in London, struggling to maintain a good work life balance […]

Man and Women earning unequal pay

What’s the difference between Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap?

Blogs

Many businesses are focusing on the gender pay gap because new rules have come into place saying that companies must disclose average pay for men and women, including bonuses. By April 2018, large companies of 250 people plus will have to publish these results by law. So far, we’ve already heard the furore around the […]