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Flexible Hiring – Guidance for Employers

Nearly 9 in 10 UK employees either work flexibly already or wish they could. Many of them will only apply for a job where this is possible. Yet only 11% of jobs with salaries of £20K+ FTE are advertised as being open to flexible working options.

Too few jobs are being advertised as suitable for flexible working, restricting the talent pool from which employers can recruit.

Being able to offer a job on a flexible basis increases the talent pool, helps retain staff and saves on sickness absence. Start from the position that most jobs have some flexibility in them and use the following guidance to think through how a role can be done flexibly from the start.

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