Here's an article I did for the back page of Recruiter magazine, a favourite industry publication.
The editor and I had been reacting to the train fares increase at the start of the year, and how hard it hits commuters. Both of us were thinking the same thing: why are we all so trapped in a 9-5 London-centric cycle that ties people in to so much time and money wasted?
It seemed to me that there are so many business benefits to being flexible too -- far from just benefiting the individual.
So we decided... there's an article in that.
Flexibility also brings inclusion benefits. Forcing everyone to conform to establishment working structures will get you establishment people. A bit of flexibility might open up your business to candidates who think differently and construct their lives in a way that doesn’t follow the average. Attracting cognitive diversity to your workforce means being open-minded about ways of working.