Flexible working has been a hot topic for some time now, but has particularly become prominent as a result of the current pandemic with many people working remotely. And certainly not just within the Salesforce ecosystem. More and more people are looking for jobs that offer them flexibility; whether that be in the form of part-time hours, complete remote working roles, or simply being more understanding with flexitime.
One of the main benefits of Salesforce is that it’s in the cloud, this means that technically, any Salesforce professional can work from anywhere at any time. The system can be accessed virtually everywhere on any sort of device with an internet connection, its versatility is endless.
With the current pandemic providing less of an office structure in terms of a 9-5 culture, is this the opportunity for organisations to offer more of a flexible approach to their employees?
We explore some of the benefits of having a more flexible approach to flexibility in the Salesforce ecosystem.
It has become common knowledge, that there is a skills shortage and an ever-increasing demand for Salesforce professionals. It’s an increasingly competitive market, and Salesforce professionals know they have control when it comes to their careers in the ecosystem.
Businesses need to do as much as they can to stand out and attract these in-demand candidates. They need to offer them something that their competition potentially isn’t. With the growing significance of flexible working, you might just be able to fill those key Salesforce roles, if you can offer an environment that encourages flexibility.
Making Salesforce a career option
In order to maintain the growth of the Salesforce ecosystem and those within it, it’s important to make choosing Salesforce a practical and sustainable career option. Flexibility is definitely a step towards doing this.
As mentioned above, there are many different meanings of a flexible working environment. It depends on personal circumstances. By adapting your business to the needs of the Salesforce workforce, you not only open yourself up to access wider pools of talent, but you’ll also help to grow the talent that is out there. With the pandemic meaning that most people within the ecosystem have worked remotely, offering more fully remote roles as a way to increase flexibility, provides businesses with the additional benefit of not being restricted by geography when searching for that top tech talent.
People who need flexibility in their work will be more likely to take the Salesforce career path. In turn, this will increase the number of professionals in the ecosystem. Helping to ease the skills shortage we are currently experiencing.
This comes from the perspective of both new and existing employees. Salesforce professionals who might otherwise have left, due to competitors offering them greater flexibility, are more likely to stick around. Many employers find that a better work-life balance has a positive impact on staff retention, employee relations, motivation, and commitment.
It also means you are less likely to lose the in-demand Salesforce professionals who understand your business so well. This is hugely beneficial based on the vast skills shortage and demands the industry is experiencing.
There can, quite rightly, be some concerns about adopting a flexible working approach by employers. The key issue being that employees will abuse it. However, it’s often found that the benefits far outweigh the concerns, specifically when it comes to the Salesforce ecosystem. Studies have also shown that during the current situation, as a result of people working from home, productivity has increased.
If you’re struggling to attract and engage the top Salesforce talent, consider creating a more flexible environment. It doesn’t need to be an all-or-nothing approach, you can implement flexible changes over time. But as ever in this ecosystem, it’s important to listen to the market and take the initiative that will benefit everyone.
If you would like to discuss the wide pools of talent we can offer your business or are a Salesforce professional looking for flexible opportunities. Chat with your personal career advisor Jobby today. Jobby will put you in touch with one of our specialist recruiters for a confidential chat about your opportunities.