This year’s Flexible Jobs Index shows a modest growth in the jobs market. Whilst it’s great that it’s moving in the right direction, the rate of progress is slower than it should be. Let’s work together to pick up the pace, say Karen Mattison and Emma Stewart, Joint CEOs of Timewise.
Sure, let’s fix the gig economy; but let’s look at the bigger picture too. Designing quality jobs to make them more flexible is the real win-win, says Emma Stewart MBE, Joint CEO of Timewise.
With the social care crisis at the top of the political agenda, Dr Charlotte Gascoigne, Timewise’s Director of Research and Consultancy, explains how compatible flexibility could help fix the sector’s staffing issues.
May 2017 saw the launch of Timewise’s Retail Pioneer Programme – a job design initiative created for the retail sector, in partnership with five key employers: B&Q, COOK, Dixons Carphone, Tesco and The John Lewis Partnership. Here Emma Stewart MBE, Joint CEO of Timewise, explains why this particular sector is crying out for a new way of working.
The rise in the number of female entrepreneurs shows how highly flexibility is valued – now let’s open it up to everyone, says Karen Mattison MBE, Joint CEO of Timewise.
The new government legislation will force employers to take action on the gender pay gap – and unlocking the job market to flexibility could be the solution, say Timewise CEOs Emma Stewart and Karen Mattison.