Top 10 highest paid flexible jobs


There’s no doubt that demands from workers are making life as a recruiter more difficult but the study of the highest paid flexible working jobs shows that it can be done, achieving the balance of work place flexibility and employer satisfaction.

Flexible working

In fact, a growing number of businesses also want flexible working and the benefits it brings. There are the benefits that it brings for parent employees, allowing employers to accommodate personal needs, improve the work-life balance of their staff and helping to prevent presenteeism.

Candidates too are fans of flexible working hours and this was shown by a study that looked at 2,600 active job seekers. 97% of this group said that a job with flexibility would have a positive impact on their overall life quality, 87% thought it would lower their stress and 80% believed it would make them healthier.

Jobs that allow potential candidates to have more flexibility at work are growing and more and more companies are highlighting this as a work benefit. Things such as allowing an employee to specify start and end times, decide on work hours of the day or shifts that allow them to work around personal commitments. Based on this kind of criteria, we have a list of the top 10 jobs that are the most highly paid flexible jobs in 2016.

Top Ten

Top of the list was Physician Psychiatrist with an annual salary ranging from £70,000 to £170,000. Next on the list was Supervisory Attorney Advisor (£100,000), Executive Sales Director (£90,000-£100,000) and Ruby on Rails Director (£80,000-£90,000).

1.      Physician Psychiatrist

2.      Supervisory Attorney Adviser

3.      Executive Sales Director

4.      Ruby on Rails Developer

5.      Business Development Manager

6.      Senior Clinical Project Manager

7.      System Integration Specialist

8.      Compliance Manager

9.      Mathematical Survey Statistician

10.   Art Director

Staying ahead

So how can recruiters stay ahead of the expectations of candidates? Although more and more companies are using work flexibility as a benefit, one of the biggest problems still mentioned by job seekers is that it can be unclear if a job is flexible or not based on the job description. Recruiters who want to lure this kind of worker to a position need to ensure that it is very clear that the job is flexible and what this means.

Recruiters also need to be clear what type of flexibility the job offers, whether it is an occasional telecommute or a regular flexible start time or working from home 100% of the time. This means candidates aren’t left guessing and are less likely to experience frustration down the line.

Fahd Khan is Director at CTRL Recruitment Group.  If you wish to discuss further about this article or any recruitment related topics you can connect with him on LinkedIn and follow on Twitter.

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