We now live in a world dominated by social media, apps and start-ups. It’s undeniable that in the last few years tech has boomed.
Although tech has always been perceived as a solid career choice, in recent years it’s become a highly attractive industry to work in. For us, this has had an impact on recruitment as the market’s demand for certain skillsets has risen, primarily in software development. But, thinking differently and finding creative solutions where traditional industry fails or reacts too slowly to keep pace with the changing world is what the tech industry is all about.
Being a young progressive tech company which champions flexible working has helped protect us from this skills shortage. We now have a number of very talented employees who work flexibly from their homes both within the UK and around the world. Flexible working also applies to our office-based employees too. ‘Making Piriform a great place to work’ is one of our company objectives so we do everything we can to ensure employees achieve a work/life balance. About half our London-based staff don’t work strictly 9-5.30 and we recently approved our first flexible working request by a member of our development team which was made so he could help with childcare arrangements.
As today is Flexible Working Awareness Day I thought I’d share a few tips we’ve learned along the way...