An employer’s guide to getting the best out of emerging millennial talent amidst growing demand for flexible working
We were delighted to hold a hugely well-attended breakfast seminar this week (November 28th 2017) in collaboration with Changeboard to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by flexible working.
Titled Generation Fl-x: How Can Flexibility Work for Everyone, the event saw keynote speaker Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA and author of the Taylor Review and David Forsdyke, MD of Michael Page HR, share their personal experiences and give their opinions on a very hotly debated topic.
With the Government due to respond to the Taylor Review in the new year, Matthew gave a recap of its key recommendations, talked of the importance of good quality work and how the growth of technology is revolutionising the way people work. “Flexible working stands us in good stead for the future,” he opined, adding this approach helps people bring their “whole selves” to work, a pertinent point at a time when UK Government figures are showing productivity is stagnating.
Matthew also explored the relationship between talent and purpose, giving the example of retail – where an employee is increasingly more likely to work in a warehouse than on a shop floor – as evidence of the way consumer demands and the growth of technology is changing the way people work.
Stay tuned to the website on the coming days and weeks, when we’ll be posting further video and audio content from the event. Search the hashtag #genflex on Twitter follow the conversation among speakers and attendees during and after the event.
In the meantime, use the form below to download an e-copy of the Gen-Fl-x report which was given to attendees at the seminar.
About the Gen-Fl-x eBook
As research carried out by PageGroup in August 2017 underlines, attitudes towards the modern workplace are shifting in terms of what employees of differing age demographics expect from their employer, particularly around working patterns, locations and flexibility.
This guide explores the gap between “Generation FL-X” (defined here as 18-27 year olds), Baby Boomers (55+ year olds), and the generations in between. As Generation FL-X grows up their experiences of political and economic change, education, and technology – and their expectations around flexibility in the workplace – continue to grow apart from their predecessors.
Whether you have a seemingly robust flexible working initiative already, or are looking to introduce one into your organisation for the first time, this guide will reveal how to give employees the tools, technology, and skills needed to ensure they (and your business) succeed.
Contact us for more information or to discuss how we can help you with your recruitment needs.