In an era of skills shortages and relatively full
employment, the best candidates are in high demand. So if you don’t offer flexible working, and
your competitors do, you could end up missing out on talented people who could
make a real difference to your business.
So what should you do?
Design flexibility into your roles, and be upfront about it
when recruiting. This will widen the pool of candidates you have to choose
from. It’ll also mean they’re more likely to choose you in return, giving you
the edge over your less flexible competitors.