Recruitment agency helps jobseekers search for flexible options
The recruitment firm's six Scottish offices are have joined forces with Flexiworkforce.com, a diversity and inclusion solutions platform, headquartered in Glasgow.
The site provides opportunities to individuals whose lifestyle does not suit a traditional 9-5 job, showcases forward-thinking employers, and shows employers they can access a huge talent pool by offering flexibility.
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 Flexiworkforce.com.
“At Search 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.”
The mum of one, who works a 'nine day fortnight', is testament to the fact you can climb to the top of the career ladder and work on a flexible pattern if you find the right employer.
She is a huge advocate for diversity inclusion and recently took part in a panel debate discussing these issues at the fully-booked HR Network Conference in Edinburgh. The event this year explored the theme of & lsquo;culture’.
Flexiworkforce.com was founded by entrepreneur Tracey Eker who, upon deciding to return to work after bringing up her three children, was frustrated by the & lsquo;needle-in-a-haystack’ search for suitable hours and opportunities for skilled individuals like herself.
This experience inspired her to create Flexiworkforce.com. The progressive employment platform makes it easier for candidates to match themselves with the right opportunities from leading UK employers.
Eker is also committed to encouraging more employers to make flexible working options available, such as flexi-time, part time, compressed hours, working from home/remote working, job share, short contracts, term-time, on-call or shift work.
She said, “There are a multitude of advantages to offering an individual a flexible working pattern. It can be an extremely effective way to attract brilliant staff, and in turn can bring benefits such as decreased attrition rates, and improved motivation and productivity.
“There are so many skilled individuals out there who need jobs that fit around their lives – we see demand from people of all ages and all walks of life – senior executives, parents, carers, students, over 50s, veterans, sportsmen and women and many more.
“We are excited to be partnering with Search Consultancy, a leading and highly-regarded recruitment agency which will help us to reach even more jobseekers with perfect opportunities as well as offering a diversity and inclusion solution for forward thinking employers.