What Is Flexible Employment Anyway?

Questions we are  asked frequently:

  • What do you mean by flexibility in the workforce?
  • Do you mean jobs where you can work virtually?
  • You mean part-time, right?
  • Does that mean I pick the hours?

Merriam-Webster defines flexibility as characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements. However, flexibility is interpreted differently by each professional and each employer.

Mom Corps Dallas is committed to providing access to flexible employment solutions for professional women and companies.  We know it differs from professional to professional, mom to mom, company to company.  Our job is to match our candidates’ definitions of flexibility with the right company.  This is what we do best.

Examples of professional women (Moms) seeking flexible employment:

  • I met a Mom running on the track early one morning who wanted a flexible job.  She has a public relations background, MBA, and is currently employed at a large public relations firm.  Her personal wish for flexibility was a 40-hour week with the ability to work from home two days a week.
  • Another woman I met yesterday is a RN with a MS and has a new baby.  She’s working full time plus and would love to keep her current job but be able to adjust her hours so that she could come in later and leave earlier for a reduction in pay.
  • One of our Mom Corps Dallas advocates recently referred an attorney to us who had been CEO of the household for two years.  Her ultimate wish is to be utilized in her legal specialty, commercial litigation, on a project basis.

Each of these professional women has a different definition of flexible job solutions.

Corporations in turn interpret flexibility in many ways:

  • One of our clients is launching a sustainability-focused digital platform.  For them flexible employment is allowing their employees to work virtually, a benefit to our environment.
  • Our accounting firm client offers 35 hour work weeks and virtual hours.
  • A healthcare client allows employees to adjust hours for traffic and commuting.

These companies are defining flexible employment in their own way and do so respectfully.  They trust their employees.  That’s the bottom line.  This in turn they know and is proven makes a positive impact on the company’s bottom line.

What is workplace flexibility anyway – that’s what matters, and that is what why Mom Corp Dallas exists.  We find the job that offers our candidates flexible employment in Dallas while making sure the company which employs them is confident they will positively impact the top line.  The two must align.

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