We were frustrated job hunters too.Here’s our story.
We think that our unhealthy relationship with our jobs is impacting our quality of life.
Commutes are longer (and angrier), sleep is shorter, and our physical and mental health is taking a back seat. We don’t think that this is sustainable (nor enjoyable), and here at Flexa we think that the solution lies in giving eveyone some flexibility in their jobs.
One of our founders, Molly, is one of the biggest fans of flexible working that you’ll ever meet.
Molly suffers from a pretty severe autoimmune disease, which can sometimes make it impossible for her to physically go to an office (think swollen joints, itchy feet and other symptoms that no one wants to bring to work). The capacity to work from home occasionally means that this isn’t a problem – in fact, we think that she works harder than anybody else. However, when she worked in investment banking, Molly asked for a bit of flexibility in her role and her employers fired her.
Searching for a job that offered Molly the flexibility she needed, Molly and Maurice (another one of our co-founders) realised that there was absolutely nowhere to search for jobs that guaranteed flexibility. “Ridiculous!”, they exclaimed, given that an increasing number of companies are embracing a flexible working environment. This is where the idea for Flexa was born. We want to make sure that the days of “working from home is shirking from home” are behind us.
We want to change the way we work to improve happiness, productivity and job satisfaction of every employee by helping them to find work that works for them.
We want parents and carers to be able to stop feeling like they’re being pulled in every direction; for night owls to flourish on hours that they decide; for people with disabilities to be able to do conventional jobs; and for people with pets to stop watching them on their Furbo and go and have a cuddle on the sofa. We want to change the way we work to improve happiness, productivity and job satisfaction of every employee by helping them to find work that works for them.