Large numbers of working mums are still saying it is difficult to find a new flexible job at their level of experience, according to a Workingmums.co.uk poll.
Of the women who answered, only 3% said they didn’t want a flexible job, with 8% saying it’s not hard to find flexible part time work, and the remaining 89% saying it was very hard.
Despite recent progress in flexible working, with changes to the law, extending the right to request flexible working to all employees; and ignoring the fact that there is a big demand for flexible working, many employers are still reluctant to advertise new flexible roles, especially in the current economic climate where employers can rely on more applicants than they have vacancies for. Candidates only option is to negotiate flexible working during the interview stages, but many are reluctant to do this knowing that the request for flexible part time work could be the difference between them betting the job or not getting it. This is a subject that many have looked into in further detail, most recently in a paper from Timewise and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, as a factor in preventing women moving up from lower waged jobs.
Different people work AVON in differing ways – so much so that one of our new slogans is “Work it Your Way”. Some representatives choose to sell online (and with our brand new AVON Store letting you accept orders from anywhere in the UK, why wouldn’t you?); some reps want to do the “traditional” AVON role and deliver house to house in the area where they live; some of our team want to do AVON parties; some want to simply show the books to their friends and family, or around their work; some want to show other people how to work with AVON – you can do any, all or some of these. You can decide what you want YOUR avon business to look like, and our job is to give you the tools to make your business a success.