At a time when many businesses complain of a shortage of good people… consider this; aCE talentNET is run entirely by entrepreneurial mothers.
The key to the success of this business is ‘workplace flexibility‘. Both clients’ and the human resources, learning & development or change management consultants aCE talentNET places, are flexible in role structure. Whilst salary is always important, of equal interest is flexibility towards working hours (i.e. school hours, or limited number of days per week etc) and work venue (agreement to work from home office).
They seek the challenges, stimulation and remuneration offered by work, but only if it is accompanied by a level of flexibility that allows them to raise a family or pursue other life goals.
What talent might you be missing out on by sticking to the traditional employment thinking? Could aCE’s success be evidence of an under recognised market of high-quality candidates?
This week’s Success Tips come from Wayne Burgan. Having started his career as a practicing accountant, Wayne went onto develop his own software program called Cashflow Manager. Marketed as the world’s most simple bookkeeping program, Cash Flow Manager now has offices in the UK, USA and of course Australia. In this short extract from his chapter in Secrets of Small Business Owners Exposed, Wayne shares a very clever acronym for the word P.A.S.S.I.O.N.
Dale Beaumont is the creator of the Secrets Exposed series of books in which The Entreprenurial Mother features, namely “Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed”. Order your own copy here.
Tom Peters roars about women! Period! This is the market. To honor women, especially with Mother’s Day been this month, this May issue is dedicated to women. And it includes:
“Selling to Women – Selling to Men”
“Why market to Women: The Bottom Line Case”
Most interesting reading…
Enjoy the issue, and belated Happy Mothers’ Day to all!
Whilst I’m not a big sponge fan, I do have a high regard for the CWA (Country Womens Association). And the reason being, which is so well explained by Noela McLeod. “If someone comes to the table and you produce a cup of tea, they are going to stay. And if you give them something to eat, they will stay longer. The kitchen table is where all of the troubles are worked out. Neighbours’ disputes, financial problems, personal issues. And you know what? Men love a sponge cake, it’s not too sweet,” she explains with a warm smile.
“And if you bake them a sponge, the very fact that you have gone to your cupboard, taken flour out, given your time and your expertise to show someone that you care – the most basic act of human kindness is to show someone you care for them by baking for them. It is giving of yourself and your talent.”
Not a bad philosophy really is it!…