I've recently come to realise just how many people are trying to find work that offers flexibility. It's now amongst one of the top things candidates are asking for. What's been the most surprising is how many men would like to find a role with flexibility, and that might even have decent paternity leave. Success for men used to be: get a good job, support the family, and don't get divorced. It seems evident that for many men this has been changing quickly, with many looking for jobs with flexibility so their partners can also build the career they want.
The future of work is changing: the days of people working at the same firm until they get a gold watch and retire with a big pension are over. The world is competitive, and firms need to find, attract and hire the very best talent to thrive. It is time for organisations to take action and think about the skills they need and how to find them. In the skills economy, discovering people's hidden strengths, assessing their communication style, and what their potential derailers are, is key to making a great hire. But what is the best way to do this?
Attracting and hiring people from different socio-economic backgrounds is critical to facilitating a diversity of ideas within organisations. A different educational and socio-economic background has an impact on your world view, which organisations can derive a huge benefit from by way of more opinions and better-quality decision-making. It is therefore important to equip as many people as possible with the knowledge to plan their career path and the opportunity to follow it.