Kent rocks at flexible recruitment

Here at Ten2Two, we’re working hard with employers across the county to unlock their flexible working potential and a recent straw poll suggests that Kent is right up there when it comes making the most of flexible working. We recently contacted 150 businesses across Kent asking about their attitude to flexible working. The feedback was positive and encouraging.

We’ve heard some great stories from a range of local businesses who are employing people on a part time and flexible basis. Many making this central to their talent attraction and retention strategy.

 

“We’ve been offering flexible working since 2012, and we’re considering offering more. As a small business, we have found that flexible working lets us attract a higher calibre of employee. By offering flexible hours, we can attract these professionals whilst allowing them to enjoy hours and working conditions that fit around other aspects of their life.”

 

  “We currently have 3 flexible workers, and they’re not all women! We also have one male employee who has also requested flexible working to enable him to spend more time with his children after school during the week – an arrangement that is currently working very well for all concerned.”

 

“We are consistently amazed by the incredible pool of talent that remains largely untapped within our region – people who have a fantastic skill set and experience to bring to our business but who are looking for a better work / life balance than many large corporations are able to provide”.

 

“We advertise all vacancies as full or part-time and we have a robust flexible working policy within our practice manual. We currently have 33 members of staff not working a standard 35 hour week. Our focus is the work that’s achieved, rather than set working patterns. If our employees are happy, we’re happy.”

As the go to local market place for flexible and part-time professionals let us help you find out how flexible working can work in your business. Contact andrea@ten2two.org to find out more today.

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