The pandemic was an inflection point for the traditional workplace. That 9-5er in the office Monday-Friday has quickly become a thing of the past. In its place is a growing trend toward flexible workstyles that allow people to find better work/life balance and greater happiness, which, as it turns out, leads to higher productivity and greater loyalty to their companies. In order to accommodate this shift, it’s important for companies to understand what it means to incorporate a workstyle. What should you be thinking about to ensure that your company is evolving into a modern workplace where people are excited to work?
Flexible Workstyle Options and What You Need to Know
Let’s start with one of the most common workstyle options that has seen a rise in popularity in recent years (and not just because of the pandemic!): remote work. If you haven’t heard about it by now, it’s time to pull yourself out of isolation. Growth in remote work has increased 159% over the past 12 years (Global Workforce Analytics) and it’s not slowing down. People love the benefits: no commute, more flexibility in scheduling, working from a chosen environment, and the list goes on. Companies get the benefit of increased productivity, greater loyalty, and happier workers. You also get the benefit of vastly broadening your workforce to people living across the country and even the globe. You can offer full-time remote options or test the waters with a hybrid structure, for example three days in the office and two days from home.
Contingent labor—freelancers, contractors, seasonal workers—is a second way to give your company agile workstyle opportunities. From in-office projects to seasonal needs in the field, contingent labor lets you hire people when, where, and for however long you need them. Tapping this resource allows you to quickly adapt to new circumstances and skills as they arise. Being a part of the contingent workforce lets people choose how they use their time and accept jobs that fit their workstyle.
If you still feel like the traditional structure fits your company’s needs best, there are a wealth of opportunities around flexible scheduling to consider that can improve your employees’ workstyles and at the same time cement your business as a forward-thinking modern company. Think unlimited time off (don’t worry, people don’t take as much time as you would think), caregiver leave (not just for moms, but dads and people caring for a loved one as well), unique scheduling options (no Fridays, the ability to start earlier/later or leave earlier later depending on employee preference), and paid time for volunteer hours.
How Opptly Can Help You Incorporate Different Workstyles Easily
Making a shift to a flexible work environment may feel overwhelming especially if your only experience is a traditional setting. Incorporating a variety of workstyles into your hiring strategy can be a huge advantage to finding the qualified workers you need. While it’s important to remain nimble in an ever-changing labor market, you need to have a trustworthy and consistent way of sourcing top talent. So, how do you find these people? That’s where Opptly comes in.
Our direct sourcing platform enhances the hiring experience and connects companies and ideal candidates. Our expert curation process and advanced AI technology not only provides you with top talent, but also factors workstyle options into your talent search. A sophisticated attribute filtering system identifies only candidates whose preferred workstyles match a hiring company’s needs—Permanent vs Temporary, Full-time vs Part-time, or Gig vs Remote—so your top candidates align with your workstyle needs and vice versa.
It doesn’t matter what time of year, how long your project, or where in the country you need help, Opptly’s industry-leading talent solutions ensure you have access to the talent you need, when and how you need it. Get in touch.