The number of highly skilled people that either need or prefer to work flexibly is significantly increasing worldwide. There is a huge untapped talent pool of people that would apply for positions if they allowed for flexibility in working hours and/or location. Within this talent pool are people looking to work part time and balance work with family commitments, people that have retired early but still plan to work for another 10-20 years and people of all ages that are looking to work alongside their other interests. This is a highly educated, highly experienced, highly productive and cost effective talent pool, but one that sadly most employers are missing out on. Having a default policy of defining every job as full time and office based is now officially an out of date practice.
Attached to this post is a free one page ‘’FLEX Assessment’’ template that any organisation can use to qualify whether a job opening could be carried out with flexibility in working hours and/or working location. Feel free to use it, forward it, copy it or integrate it in to your existing job description template or HR process. I encourage you to advertise roles that offer flexibility and see for yourselves how it increases the quality and quantity of suitable applicants.
Please click on this link to get a copy of your Flex Assessment Template: FLEX Assessment