Do you crave a flexible role that works around you? Find out the top flexible jobs of 2014
Work-life balance is an ongoing 21st century battle for employees and freelancers alike. Those who work full-time hours run the risk of sacrificing home life, free time and family commitments.
Often, employers do not fully understand the benefits that instilling a culture of flexible balance can have for their organisation, meaning that all too many workers continue to struggle with effectively balancing home life and their career.
Enlightened employers across diverse sectors are beginning to fully realise the advantages of a flexible, agile workforce, although some sectors are moving faster than others in this respect.. And with work-life balance being a top priority of the millennial generation (who make up 50% of the current workforce, it is arguable as to long employers can afford to ignore the call for flexible work schedules.
Here is a list of the jobs which currently rank top in the work-life balance :
1. Web Developer/App Designer
2. Supply/Substitute Teacher
Supply teachers are likely to work on an on-call basis, meaning maximum flexibility and choice in working hours.
3. Customer Service/ Help Desk Advisor
Working on a flexible shift basis means that customer service/ help desk advisors have greater control over their working schedules than those who are confined to 9-5 hours.
4. Sales Representative/Salesperson
Working in sales, you are likely to be measured on results and productivity vs. presenteeism. Where and when you work is not important as how you work.
5. Admin/Office Assistant
6. Investment Analyst
Investment Analysts enjoy great benefits that working for top companies can bring, such as flexible benefits and freedom of choice in working schedules
7. Marketing/ Social Media Manager
Marketing/ Social Media Managers have a high level of work-life balance due to having the flexibility to work remotely. Again, productivity and results are more important than presenteeism in this sector.