9-2-3 Jobs is setting up camp in central Manchester on Tuesday 24 September to help job seekers find fulfilling and flexible careers, to coincide with Happiness at Work Week.
The informal, child-friendly session will be held at the Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, New York St, between 10.30am and 12.30pm and anyone looking to restart their career, make a career move or find a new role that fits in with other commitments, is welcome. Attendees can get advice on their career and CVs, register for job updates and enjoy a 15% discount on all food and drink purchases.
9-2-3 Jobs is a recruitment agency based in Oxford and Manchester and specialises in placing professionals into roles with an element of flexible working – which could mean part-time, remote, term-time, or compressed hours – while still using their considerable skills, knowledge and experience. Research has proven that flexible working results in higher productivity, businesses are more profitable, professionals working flexibly are more committed to their employer, and it improves staff retention and reduces sickness absence.
Happiness at Work Week is an international movement and takes place on the last week of September – the 23rd to 27th – in 30 countries around the world. The aim is to help businesses retain staff and build better colleague relationships, and employees to become more resilient and creative, with the belief that happy employees are better parents, better friends, and better community members. As part of the initiative, the week-long Global Online Happiness at Work Summit will provide free access to material from 40+ world-class thought leaders and practitioners who will share their ideas and experiences of creating happy workplaces.
Kat Higgins, Head of North at 9-2-3 Jobs said: “We’ve held several coffee mornings in Oxford for job seekers who are struggling to find fulfilling work with hours that work for them and they’ve always been extremely well attended. This is our first Manchester coffee morning and we’re coinciding it with Happiness at Work Week as we’re committed to helping job seekers to find a better way to work and live.
“We are strong supporters of the flexible working movement and we know that employees that work flexibly are happier and more productive so anyone considering a return to work, or whose current role isn’t working for them is welcome to come along for a coffee and informal chat to see how we can offer support. We’ve helped lots of professionals to find a role that uses their skills and fits with their lives.
“Work is a major part of life and people need to feel happy and energised in order to be their best. That’s why we encourage employers to look at their working practices and see how they can offer flexibility to build a happier workforce.”
There is no need to register for the event, it is a drop-in session and people can come and go at any time. Anyone that cannot attend can join the discussion and ask questions online on any of the 9-2-3 social media channels and by using the hashtag #rockyourroutine.