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Despite the skills shortage in many sectors, analysis by Timewise shows three out of four job ads don’t offer flexible working.
Timewise says the portion of jobs offering flexible options has grown by just 4 per cent since 2020 and that just over one in four UK jobs are advertised with flexible working options.
Timewise has produced an annual snapshot of the UK labour market since 2015. Vacancies are filtered using 17 keywords relating to different forms of flexible working, for example: ‘remote working’, ‘home working’ and ‘part-time’.
The report also shows that:
Timewise co-founder Emma Stewart, says: “The way that employers are advertising jobs ignores the biggest shake-up of work seen in a generation. We know that candidates do not want to raise the question; we believe they shouldn’t have to. In the post-pandemic, post-Brexit employment market, where vacancies far outstrip candidate supply, thousands of skilled candidates won’t move until they see that a job clearly offers flexible working from day one. With more than 3 million people still economically inactive due to caring or health reasons, employers are missing out on attracting a wider pool of talent they desperately need.”