Flexibility is a priority for 75% of Spanish workers

Workers tend to rethink their future employment after returning from the summer holidays. The post-pandemic period has only further accentuated this new approach of reconsidering professional and vital priorities.

In fact, 87% of employees consider it essential that their company helps them maintain a healthy work-life balance. It is palpable that a change is taking place in the professional paradigm that implies a new conception of the workplace.

In Spain, more than 100 years ago, the working day of eight hours a day, five days a week, was established. This work model is increasingly described as “outdated”, as it does not match the new needs of workers or companies. Hence, a new labor conception is on the rise, which has various alternatives, including the fractional mode.

The independent executive: a new profile on the rise

Finding success, professional and personal satisfaction can be easier through the “fractional” modality. A growing trend, capitalized by independent professionals who seek to broaden their experience, without losing the freedom to work on various projects from anywhere and with total flexibility of schedules to develop their professional career.

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Currently, there is the possibility of teleworking and opting for more flexible jobs, for this reason, until 75% of workers seek more flexibility at work.

In short, new work dynamics are being considered every time to be more independent and productive. This paradigm shift is backed by the data: 64% of professionals at the top of their industry are increasingly choosing to be self-employed, as 77% of freelancers report a significant increase in their productivity when working from home. home and 79% of executives believe that work on demand is a competitive advantage.

new business needs

Fractional work is a new work modality that provides a solution to all these new needs. This new way of working is being especially used by companies and startups that, in a phase of accelerated growth, want to have experts without the need to hire them full time and indefinitely.

Thanks to the “fractional” mode, you can strengthen your team with a large community of on-demand talent. Startups have increased their need to reinforce teams with seven employees on average, and a total of more than 4,000 jobs generated throughout the sector in Spain and Portugal.

Fractional work allows recruiting highly qualified and experienced executives: In the US, a pioneering country in this work dynamic, 77% of workers consider flexibility essential when evaluating new job opportunities. And for companies it is highly favorable: 68% of hiring managers say that working remotely works better for them.

In Spain we can see the first advances, according to a study by Randstad Research, digitization and its advantages will cause the share of teleworking to double in the medium term, being the Community of Madrid (36%), the Basque Country (34%) and Catalonia ( 33%) the autonomies where it will have the greatest implantation.

As stated by Mónica Osborne, chief sales & talent officer of Blue Quo and selection expert: “The opportunities offered by “fractional work” are very broad; from hiring a great professional in whom you can place total trust for a limited period of time, to exponentially boosting the company’s results, thanks to the support of experts with specific experience, who guarantee concrete and optimal results”.

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