Amy McLaughlin
Amy McLaughlin
Associate: Private Practice

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Conveyancing jobs and flexible working arrangements

Conveyancing jobs and flexible working arrangements: part-time working, job sharing, early finishes, late starts, working from home, working in a café, hot desking, choosing your own hours; the list is of flexible working options continues to grow.

According to a recent study, ‘82% of people said they’d be more loyal to their current employer if the organisation had flexible working arrangements.’

Within residential conveyancing alone, I regularly speak to candidates who require flexible working hours – a lot of them are working parents. Luckily, the conveyancing world is constantly changing, with new and more efficient processes and case management systems in place, so a healthy work/life balance is easily achievable; as more residential conveyancing firms are going paperless, this makes the option for flexible working extremely practicable. 

When we think about the hours we spend at work and the fact we spend more time with our colleagues than our family and/or children, the option to embrace flexible working is so important!

 Advantages of flexible working for the employee

  1. It can alleviate stress. Nobody likes to waste their precious time sitting in rush hour or on a delayed train. Knuckling down in front of your computer as soon as you've finished your morning routine allows you to save an hour a day (or more) while avoiding the stress of a commute.
  2. It allows for more family time. Many working parents work full time, and working in an office can be one of the biggest barriers to content family life. Flexible working allows you to utilise the time you ordinarily spend travelling, with family instead. The average worker spends nearly 200 hours a year commuting to and from work.
  3. Job satisfaction. Working from home requires trust from the employer but when you’re afforded the freedom to manage your own workload, it builds higher levels of confidence, which makes the job more rewarding and satisfying.

Advantages of flexible working for the employer

  1. A reduction in the level of sickness or absent days. For example, rather than having a day off if a child is poorly, an employees can work from home while supervising and caring for their family member; it's a win-win situation.
  2. Better staff morale. A happy worker makes for a more productive worker!
  3. Increased loyalty from staff. If you're offering employees the freedom to undertake flexible working, why would they want to leave?

Get in touch

I have a number of fantastic residential conveyancing opportunities with award-winning firms who will allow you to work from home, or do part-time hours. Of course – these opportunities are very very popular, so give me a call now to discuss!

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