What do women want? The security of a permanent job and the income it provides, the ability to do meaningful and productive work, and to ensure that their children get the single-minded focus they need and deserve. They also believe a flexible work arrangement is the key to making their wishes come true.
Flexible Resources, Inc. invented an entire new way to look at staffing – strategically – so that each position is structured in a way that best suits both the company and the employee. Over the past 20 years we have created thousands of flexible positions for working moms, in companies from small start-ups to the Fortune 500.
We recently completed a survey of 500 professional women who are seeking flexible work arrangements. Their answers offer some provocative and new information, which we can support with anecdotal experience from both working moms and their bosses, whom we also surveyed separately. Here are some noteworthy stats:
We’ve also recently completed surveys with dozens of managers, from those at small entrepreneurial companies to the Fortune 500, on how flexibility is working in the trenches. A frequent comment?” “We feared if we offered flexibility to one person, everyone would want it, but that hasn’t happened. When others do ask, we try to work something out.”
We are not a temp agency or a headhunter. We are the only company that helps companies establish flexibility position-by-position, and we advise management on the policies and practices of the flexible workplace. We recently launched a job-sharing counseling service, to help companies find job-share partners for valued employees who have requested flexible work arrangements. We also help HR people hire, evaluate and design benefits packages for job-share teams.
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