Work-life balance, family, time savings, and commute stress are the top four main reasons people seek flexible work, but health issues, caregiving responsibilities, and poor local job markets are also top considerations for wanting flexibility,” said Sara Sutton, Founder, and CEO of FlexJobs.
BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) November 13, 2019
To help job seekers interested in finding flexible jobs, today FlexJobs named the Top 40 Companies to Watch for Flexible Jobs in 2020. This list is based on an analysis of over 52,000 companies and looks specifically at their flexible job posting histories in the FlexJobs’ database between January 1, 2019, and October 31, 2019. Given the consistent, high volume flexible job hiring practices by these companies in 2019, FlexJobs believes these companies are likely to be strong recruiters for flexible job positions in 2020 as well.
“Work-life balance, family, time savings, and commute stress are the top four main reasons people seek flexible work, but health issues, caregiving responsibilities, and poor local job markets are also top considerations for wanting flexibility,” said Sara Sutton, Founder, and CEO of FlexJobs. “In fact, work flexibility is so important to today’s workforce that 30% of people have reported leaving a job because it didn’t offer flexibility,” Sutton said.
Computer & IT, sales, medical & health, education, marketing, and finance are among the top career fields for flexible jobs. A “flexible job” is defined as any professional-level job that offers flexibility in terms of when, where, and how work gets done. Examples include:
- Remote jobs (a.k.a. telecommute or work-from-home) that are full-time and part-time
- Freelance (contract) jobs
- Jobs with flexible schedules or alternative work hours
Below are the top 10 companies with the highest number of flexible job listings in the FlexJobs database between January 1, 2019, and October 31, 2019.
For the entire list of top 40 companies hiring for flexible jobs, please visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/top-40-companies-hiring-for-flexible-jobs/
1. UnitedHealth Group
2. Kelly Services
4. Motion Recruitment Partners
5. SAIC - Science Applications International Corporation
6. Robert Half International
Along with this list of 40 flex-friendly companies, FlexJobs also tracks the growth and evolution of the flexible job market.
Here are recent studies and statistics that show what the market looks like today:
- Businesses that offer “flextime during core business hours” increased from 52% to 57% between 2015 and 2019, according to SHRM’s 2019 study on work benefits
- In just two years, there’s been a 78% increase in job posts on LinkedIn that mention work flexibility, according to LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends 2019
- 74% believe that flexible working has become the new normal, according to an IWG survey
- 78% cited flexible schedules and remote work as the most effective non-monetary ways to retain employees in 2019, up from 67% in 2018, according to Crain’s Future of Work Survey
- To attract and retain employees, 44% of businesses have put in place new strategies to permit a more flexible schedule as their chief way of coping with record unemployment and fewer available workers, according to a 2019 USA Today and LinkedIn survey
To help flexible job seekers in the interview process, FlexJobs has also outlined sample responses to tough interview questions, such as those addressing salary, reasons for looking for a new job, and relationships with former bosses.
For more information contact Kathy Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FlexJobs is a premium online job service for professionals seeking flexible work, specializing in full-time and part-time remote jobs, employee and freelance jobs, and on-site jobs with flexible, part-time, and alternative schedules. Since its start in 2007, FlexJobs has helped more than 4 million people in their job searches and has created the largest vetted database of legitimate flexible job opportunities in over 50 career categories. In addition, FlexJobs provides robust career support, including curated expert resources and career coaching services, to partner with job seekers in all phases of their journey. A trusted source in the media, FlexJobs has been cited in top national outlets such as CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, and many others. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of flexible work. Sutton is the creator of The TRaD* Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.