Flexible Working – Is this the way forward?

o-woman-working-from-home-facebookIn this rapidly changing world where new systems and ways of living and working are being created all the time, Flexible Working is a subject which some employers are fully embracing, whilst some others are strongly opposed to even discussing.

Flexible working doesn’t necessarily mean working at home or away from the office, it also means working around your life commitments, for example caring for a relative, being a parent, or even doing another job, perhaps a voluntary one.

According to those nice people at Hire Me My Way, 1,500,000 people in the UK are trapped below their skill level in low paid part-time or flexible jobs. Many others have abandoned work altogether. Why? Because new jobs are rarely advertised with part-time or flexible options.

To me, this is a wasted opportunity for employers to capitalise on the vast pool of highly talented, skilled and experienced individuals who don’t want to or can’t work on a conventional full-time basis.  For those ultra talented and skilled people who are stuck in part-time roles which are below their level of expertise and capability this is an opportunity to be part of and create new ways of working, for example job-sharing.  Here is a very interesting article courtesy of Timewise which tells the story of two women who together applied for the same job as job-sharers and made it work for themselves as well as their employer.

Flexible and part-time working make for a very compelling business case for many reasons, not least because of the obvious financial advantages for the employer.  For the employee, it means being able to make the best use of his or her time in the role, as well as outside of the role.  Like many long-established economic and work systems, the 40 hour week served its purpose for a period of time, but now things have evolved in such a way that even the term 40 hour week seems  somewhat out of place with life today.

If Flexible Working is something that appeals to you, perhaps it is time to review your options.  I would love to help you explore those options.  Drop me a line and we can arrange a FREE exploratory chat.

Have a wonderful day,

Dabbie

Inspiring Jobs – Lead Organiser

LEAD ORGANISER

Positive Money
Full Time

Deadline 11.30pm Sunday 7th June 2016

London

Salary: £28,000-33,000

Positive Money is a fast-growing organisation that combines the activities of a think-tank, pressure group, and international movement. Our mission is to restore democratic control and transparency over the creation of money. Current monetary policy and the money system cause a wide range of economic, social and environmental problems; most notably house price bubbles, high levels of debt, and rising inequality. Our vision is a fair, democratic, and sustainable money system.

About the role:

Since 2010 Positive Money has been raising awareness about how the money system works and the detrimental impact is has on society – alongside campaigning for fundamental reform. Building a grassroots movement has always been a crucial part of our work.

We have an active network of over 30 local groups and activists across the UK – and sister organisations around the world. The Lead Organiser will work with the Positive Money team to implement the supporter strategy; to grow, diversify and strengthen Positive Money’s supporter base, design opportunities for activism online and offline, integrate fundraising into the Positive Money network and raise the profile of the supporter network. The Lead Organiser will also support building our international movement for monetary reform.

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