Good news for those of you looking for a more flexible job. You won’t have to look very hard.
“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.
And flexibility appears to pay off for businesses.
- 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
The industries we are seeing the most flexibility with jobs are: Computer & IT, sales, medical & health, education, marketing, and finance.
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
According to FlexJobs, these are the top companies with the highest number of flexible job listings between January 1, 2019, and October 31, 2019, and they also happened to have many jobs featured on Ladders.
Top 20 companies on Ladders hiring near me with flexible work options
1. UnitedHealth Group: UnitedHealth Group recently announced it would be canceling its contracts with Mednax, the medical outsourcing network of specialist physicians. Shares dropped sharply as a result.
2. Kelly Services: The company just named Tim Dupree to the position of senior VP and chief growth officer at the Troy, Michigan-headquartered global staffing firm. He will report to CEO Peter Quigley.
3. SAIC – Science Applications International Corporation: SAIC just won a $133 million contract from Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
4. Amazon: Amazon is not so timidly moving into the healthcare space which means many more jobs for the retail giant. They spent $1 billion buying Pillpack, a drug delivery start-up, and now are offering on-demand virtual healthcare for their Seattle-area employees.
7. GitLab: You definitely will have flexibility when it comes to where you work with this company as even though it has over 1,150 employees, and is valued at $2.75 billion, it does not have headquarters. GitLab is the largest remote company in the world.
8. Dell: The tech giant announced this week it would be selling its cybersecurity unit RSA for $2.08 billion to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners.
9. Kforce: Kye Mitchell, the COO of KForce, is one of their star employees and has an interesting story for how she rose to the top. She sold her IT consulting firm, VistaRMS, to them and while the merger was happening they were calling her while she was in labor in 2005. “It took longer to do the deal than to have my daughter. It was crazy. I was like” ‘No, I can’t do a conference call! This is ridiculous.,” she said in an interview.
14. CrowdStrike: Co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch announced on Wednesday he has left the cybersecurity company to start a non-profit policy accelerator for national security and foreign policy challenges.
16. Salesforce: Salesforce is really working on its company culture initiatives. Last year they hired a chief ethical and humane use officer to help them deal with complicated issues. This seemed especially pertinent after they faced some public scrutiny for doing deals with the U.S. immigration authorities.
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17. Magellan Health: The Phoenix-base managed care insurer and pharmacy benefit manager just replaced CEO Barry Smith with Kenneth Fasola.
19. Trilogy Education Services: The workforce accelerator just launched a cybersecurity boot camp in partnership with Arizona State University’s (ASU) Continuing & Professional Education. The ASU Cybersecurity Boot Camp will teach the applied technical skills to fill the growing demand for cybersecurity talent in Phoenix.
20. Novartis: The healthcare company is seeing some cutbacks in its UK operations as CEO Vas Narasimhan recently told investors the company is becoming one “that’s much more focused on high-end technologies.”
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