Workers Seeking Flexible Jobs

A 2011 national study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the flexible staffing firm Mom Corps found that 42 percent of working adults are willing to forfeit some percent of their salary in exchange for more flexible work options.

How can your staffing firm take advantage of the flexible work trend? Check out this tips for job hunters that appeared in a recent U.S. News and World Report article. They can clue you in to what today’s workers are looking for.

  • Know the right questions to ask, and what the answers mean. The article advises job seekers to ask questions such as “How much flexibility do people have in the way they work?”, “Can people flex their hours or work from home periodically without too much difficulty?” and “What technology do people get to support their flexibility?” Be prepared to answer these questions and have policies in place that allow this flexibility.
  • Focus on your skills. The article says someone who does well in a flexible work environment will have high levels of communication and workflow planning skills, as well as flexibility, trustworthiness and discipline. Look for these skill sets on resumes and keep them in mind when interviewing candidates.

For more tips, read the full article by clicking here.

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