With the ageing of the population and changing labour market conditions, adopting a flexible approach to work helps businesses attract a diverse workforce including mature age workers, those in remote communities, parents and people with disabilities.
Research shows that implementing flexibility helps improve productivity as employees have increased levels of engagement, job-satisfaction and well-being.
The issue of finding and attaining a good balance between work and personal life is a growing trend for job seekers when making career decisions. Balancing work with family and personal responsibilities is a challenge in our busy lives. When searching for jobs online, most job seekers prefer niche job boards over general job boards because these sites offer more targeted job search results and a greater variety of relevant job opportunities.
The concept of working from home, flexible working and telecommuting has gained momentum over the past few years and is widely becoming accepted, recognized, and formalized across the board. All tiers of Government and private sector companies are recognizing the benefits of work life balance initiatives.
Lifestyle Careers understands this. Job Board owner, Leah Gibbs, created the business after being frustrated at the lack of flexible options available to job seekers.
“Since launching in 2009, we have established a considerable database of flexible job seekers, with a heavy traffic flow of job seekers visiting on a daily basis,” she says.
For a good range of flexible jobs, go to www.lifestylecareers.com.au and see what’s out there for you.