Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!   Wow the way Christmas Day fell this year made it feel like the longest ever break over the festive period. Many of our travel clients shut down for almost two weeks, giving employees a much needed break. We did the same although we cannot help but have a sneaky peek at our inboxes from time to time. The downtime provides time to relax, recharge,and reassess your life and consider what's next and equally important.    This may be contemplating moving homes, evaluating personal relationships, or indeed considering a career change.

January is also a great time to think about learning new skills, expanding your network, and finding the life/work balance you perhaps had during the Xmas break.

The article below states the main reason for looking for a new role is financial, but we find in travel that it is a lack of progression opportunities (we are an ambitious lot) and absolutely flexible working.  The focus on output is far more important than clocking in on a daily basis.  Many quit their jobs because of their commute and lack of flexibility to work from home. Money is not the key driver in my view. With increasing commute times and new year hike in rail fares, it is unsurprising that candidates are looking to trade in the lengthy commutes for the ability to work flexibly.

Offering a flexible working approach is often sort and valued by candidates – the flexibility enabling them to deliver the best for the role, and enabling you the ability to attract a wider pool of the best available talent.

A win win for both parties.