The observant follower may have noticed that:
a) My amazing PA has gone on maternity leave
b) I have been announcing my search for her replacement
Holy macaroons, there are some talented people out there, who are DYING for the chance to work flexible hours, from home. I have been flooded with brilliant emails from clever people, who are keen, eager, skilled, experienced and bright. Impressive, to say the least.
And that tells me this:
- There is a LOT of available talent who are more interested in work quality than a high salary
- The requirements for working parents are difficult to live up to for parents
- The world still hasn’t fully adapted to using meeting and communications technology to enhance collaboration across geographical distances
- If companies could be more flexible, they could increase commitment and engagement for staff, and they would be repaid loyalty and productivity in return
We use whatsapp, zoom, FaceTime and perch. Have a look, and see if you can rethink some of your headcount. It is absolutely worth it!