The return of flexible working
Flexible working is making a come back and businesses are realising more and more that the need to be open minded and more flexible when hiring new recruits or trying to retain valuable employees is ever more important.
Legislative changes in the past and planned for the future, means that employers have to be more open minded, however the demand for skills in a candidate or skills tight market has meant that employers are having to be more competitive when offering employment to high demand individuals.
We have witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of skilled, management positions which combine remote working or part-time working with the responsibility of a senior manager. There is also an increase in the number of fixed term contracts offered to candidates who no longer want to commit to permanent work.
Employees are gradually gaining more and more control of the working conditions they are prepared to commit to and the balance of power is gradually changing.
In addition technological advances have impacted dramatically on businesses and work is not always seen as something that can be done in the “office” Work is more about a thing you do as opposed to a place you go.