On the website FlexJobs.com, I read this very interesting article about how many companies are now changing the way they hire employees. The world of employment has certainly changed from only a few decades ago!
Here’s the crux of the article if you don’t have time to read it.
Flexible work options have evolved and grown quite a lot in recent years. To celebrate this progress, the FlexJobs team is thrilled to announce the FlexJobs 250!
This list features the 250 companies with the most flexible job listings since 2013. Over the past three years, these 250 companies have hired for more jobs with flexible work options than any other companies. So if you’re interested in finding a company that truly supports work flexibility, here are 250 great places to start searching.This list of the top companies with the most flexible job listings since 2013 is based on an analysis of more than 40,000 companies and their flexible job posting histories in the FlexJobs database between October 1, 2013, and October 1, 2016. A “flexible job” is defined as a professional-level job that has a telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, or freelance component (which is one of the things that makes this list different from FlexJobs’ annual ” 100 Top Companies for Remote Jobs ” list).
The jobs offered by these companies range from entry-level to executive-level, and include both employee and freelance options. Part-time and full-time schedules are both included, but if a job has a full-time schedule, it must offer some other form of flexibility such as telecommuting or flexible hours.
FlexJobs experienced a 75 percent increase in the number of flexible jobs posted in its database from 2013 to 2015 and 80 percent of U.S. companies currently offer flexible work arrangements.
Visit flexjobs.com for the entire list and the article – instead of fighting this trend (or complaining about it) I recommend, adapt to it and make it work for you.