Posts by tag: job flexibility

Growth In Part-Time Job Opportunities

Part-time workers are a life-line for many UK employers, from the large multi-nationals to the smaller businesses with just a handful of employees. Interestingly, the latest figures (Dec 2010) from the Office of National Statistics in their GDP and Labour Market Report show how important part-time roles are now to the UK economy. Whilst the overall employment market did show resilience in the three months of Q3, in the period Q309 to Q310, it was part-time jobs which showed real growth at over 4% (a total of over 320,000 jobs), against full-time jobs which saw a slight decline of 0.2%.

Read More
Growth In Part-Time Job Opportunities

Flexibility Is Name Of The Game

Meeting new candidates on a weekly basis is all part of my role, and one topic which always comes up in conversation is “Flexibility”, and more importantly, what it means to different people. I often find people asking me in general terms how they can get access to more roles, and whilst there are tentative signs of an improving job market, nothing can be guaranteed. One of the key areas I discuss with them is how flexible they are really prepared to be about their job search in terms of commuting time, salary expectation, types of role etc, and if they really need to be as strict as what they initially set out on paper. It is always worth reviewing your initial job search criteria, and whether those criteria are still valid one, two or even three months on.

Read More
Flexibility Is Name Of The Game