Episode #

11

6/12/2023

Evolving Expectations

Episode #

11

6/12/2023

Evolving Expectations

The world of work is in a state of flux, and flexibility is at the forefront of this transformation. In our latest podcast episode, we welcomed Beth Carter, the Head of Growth at Flexa, to shed light on this dynamic shift. Flexa is a revolutionary company that champions transparency and flexibility in the hiring process. Beth shares her unique journey from dreaming of being a "dog historian" to navigating the vibrant world of startups.

Growing up, Beth was fascinated by the world of business. However, her initial experience in the corporate world was a reality check. The stifling environment, lack of transparency, and hierarchical structure did not align with her ambitions. It was this realisation that propelled her towards the exciting, albeit challenging, world of startups.

In a startup, the role of a growth coach is significantly different from a corporate setting. In startups, one needs to wear multiple hats, be involved in various aspects of the business, and focus on the tasks that yield significant results. The need for change management and understanding team dynamics is critical in navigating the startup journey. This environment of diverse responsibilities, constant change, and strategic focus was what drew Beth towards the world of startups.

Beth's transition to Flexa was driven by the company's mission to bring transparency to the hiring process. Flexa promotes flexible working arrangements and considers individuals' lifestyle choices and work preferences. This transparency and focus on flexibility are shaping the future of work, and Flexa is at the forefront of this revolution.

A unique feature of Flexa is the Flex score, a system designed to promote flexibility in the workplace. The Flex score is determined by an initial employer quiz and an employee survey. This approach emphasises the importance of role-modeling and autonomy in flexible working environments. The key is to build an output-based culture that fosters trust among the employees.

The future of work is shifting towards flexibility. The evolving role of HR teams, the rise of passive job searching, and the need to establish healthy boundaries in a flexible work environment are significant aspects of this shift. HR teams are now taking on a more strategic role in company growth, with additional responsibilities such as mental health support and training on sensitive topics.

Flexa facilitates the introduction between job seekers looking for flexible work options and companies offering such opportunities. The platform also enables passive job searching, where candidates can save companies on their Flexor profile to receive notifications when they start hiring. This approach opens up new opportunities and promotes flexibility in the job market.

The concept of flexibility in the workplace extends beyond remote working. Through the use of the Flexor platform, companies can measure and improve their flexibility, experimenting and benchmarking to find the right balance.

Flexa is helping shape the future of work, promoting transparency, flexibility, and diversity in the workplace. The future of work is here, and it's flexible.

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