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Blank has announced Search Consultancy as its first agency partner

Search Consultancy’s MD for Scotland, Simone Lockhart, welcomed the move which has potential to be rolled out across the agency's 13 UK bases.

She said, “We are thrilled to be the first agency partner of

“We are committed to diversity and inclusion and look forward to opening up a wealth of opportunities for talented jobseekers by letting them take control and find a working pattern that suits their lifestyle.

“Furthermore the move will help our client base to reach out to an army of skilled prospective employees.”

Flexiworkforce has also made great leaps in encouraging UK employers to embrace flexible working. Now, the young company is in the process of partnering with governmental bodies to promote flexible work practices.

Based in Glasgow, is currently working alongside the Scottish government’s Fair Work Directorate after talks with Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

This is to be followed by a partnership with Family Friendly Working Scotland, a collaborative programme between Fathers Network Scotland, Parenting Across Scotland, Working

Families and the Scottish Government, designed to support employers with flexible working and support families in work.

As a core member of the partnership, Flexiworkforce CEO and founder Tracey Eker will serve as one of Family Friendly Working Scotland’s designated flexible working champions, helping to promote and encourage family friendly hiring policies.

Family friendly working policies are a key driver of Flexiworkforce’s success. However, Flexiworkforce is innovative in its inclusion of 50 workers in its progressive hiring agenda.

The & lsquo;demographic time bomb’ means that in order for the economy to remain stable many more older workers will have to remain active for longer.

In order to respond effectively to this exodus of talent, UK businesses must recognise the value of mature workers to their organisation and develop methods of retaining and engaging them. For this reason, finding new ways to engage with 50 workers simply makes good business for the majority of UK organisations.

As a result of the work done by Flexiworkforce in promoting 50 workers, Tracey Eker has been invited to work alongside Baroness Altmann, the newly appointed Pensions Minister and Business Champion. Additionally, Flexiworkforce was referenced in Altmann’s recent independent report, & lsquo;A new vision for older workers: retain, retrain, recruit’.


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