Local businesses need to think creatively about hiring if they are to fill their vacancies with the best people. In our experience, one of the biggest changes you can make is in the way you think about part-time and flexible workers. Why? Because if your business is local to areas that are serious about development, you’ll find a growing pool of mid-career professional, experienced candidates that are looking for roles just like yours.

 

 

 

Who do you need to help your business thrive?

Ideally, you want:

  • Local people who want to work close to home.
  • Experienced candidates who can get up and running quickly.
  • Reliable people who will stay with your organisation for the long term.
  • People who can add measurable value to your business.

Where are these people? They are local to you. And if you are based in Basingstoke, we think this pool is likely to increase over the coming years as the town develops its housing, schooling and transport links. That development will affect the numbers of mid-career professionals looking for work – particularly part-time work – in your area.

For example, IT Consultancy Ziptech Services has worked with us to find part-time candidates that deliver great value for money. “Ten2Two offer a very professional service and have access to a large pool of highly experienced candidates who are difficult to find anywhere else.”

How is Basingstoke changing?

We work with a lot of businesses in the Basingstoke area, which is a recognised business centre. The current Local Plan for Basingstoke runs until 2029. It covers a variety of issues including housing, schooling, private and public transport, retail and leisure planning and, of course, opportunities for business.

Here are some key facts:

  • Basingstoke’s population is forecast to increase by 18% from 2014 to 2039. As of 2021, the estimated population was 185,200.
  • Over the next few years, there are plans to build around 5,000 new houses in the area. This will lead to a swell in the demographic of mid-career professionals with children of school age.

Development plans include:

  • A regenerated state of the art Basing View, along with easy transport connections to attract a range of new business to the town.
  • Links with higher education to stimulate innovative business growth.

Instead of competing with other businesses for full-time employees, this is your opportunity to benefit from the untapped pool of mid-career professional people who want to balance work and home life.

These potential team members are experienced, educated, motivated and ready to add value to your business. They are often better value than their full-time equivalents and they deliver productivity and specialist skills that you might find difficult to source elsewhere.

Design Agency, epls, worked with us to find motivated part-time team members for its business. “I would highly recommend Ten2Two – the benefits of employing part time professionals cannot be underestimated – we have found great talent for way less money.”

Finding reliable professional talent for your business

Employers who are bold enough to change their approach to recruitment by offering part-time, hybrid and remote working will be able to attract experienced and professional local talent. This will help your business to grow simply by taking advantage of the local labour market.

Read about how other local business have embraced part-time professional employees as part of their business model – or get in touch with the Ten2Two team today to have a chat about how we can help your organisation grow.

 

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