Future of Work

Most people looking for flexible work believe the jobs market is “broken” because of a lack of decent flexible work, according to a new report.

Less than a tenth of jobs advertised in the UK offer flexible working options and salaries over £20,000 a year, a study found.

Timewise, which promotes flexible working, launched a new campaign aimed at tackling the problem. Co-founder Karen Mattison said: “Modern work has changed, with half of the UK workforce now working flexibly. The problem is that how we advertise jobs simply hasn’t caught up, leaving people who need a flexible or part-time job completely confused and stuck.

“Now it’s time for UK businesses to respond to what candidates want: if you are open to hiring someone flexibly – at the point of recruitment – say so.”

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