Are you a property professional finding it hard to re-enter the workplace after a career break, sabbatical or maternity leave? If so, you’re not alone. According to Anthony Hesse, Managing Director of recruitment company Property Personnel, many talented people are being overlooked as a result of inflexible working options.
While Hesse’s plea is for estate agents to offer more flexible working arrangements – especially for those who have family commitments – Viewber is already ahead of the game. We have built an accompanied viewings and property visit business model that is perfect for Mums, Dads and returning professionals looking for hours that fit around family life.
Viewber is part of the growing gig economy, which allows people to take on work when it suits their schedule – no set hours to fulfill or minimum commitment. Need to be around for the school run every day? No problem. Do you require an early finish on Fridays? We understand. Happy to work evenings? We’ll match you with work after 6pm.
We provide an online diary management system where Viewbers block out days and hours when they don’t want to work and tick when they’re available to take bookings. Even if they have made themselves available, our Viewbers can decline any job offered – an invaluable facility considering the unpredictable nature of busy family life. If a child is sick or a meeting changes date, our set-up allows Viewbers to pass on the booking, which simply rolls on to the next available Viewber.
Hesse hit the nail on the head by saying “freedom to manage their own schedule is crucial” for those looking to achieve a healthy work-life balance and Viewber offers just that. “The gig economy hands control back to hard working people,” comments Ed Mead, our Co-Founder. “Our Viewbers decide when they want to work, for how long and in what location.”
Many of our Viewbers are former estate agents, lettings professionals and property managers who have found it impossible to secure a part- or flexi-time job back on the High Street due to the anti-social rotas, extended hours and seven-day a week opening.
“High Street agents are increasingly requiring staff to work long hours and six day weeks are becoming the norm. This puts off hundreds of property professionals who have talent, passion and knowledge from re-entering the workplace – it’s a massive waste,” adds Ed. “Viewber allows people to keep their property career going while providing unrivalled flexibility within a supportive community. ”
We’re always on the look out for property professionals who’d like to take charge of their working hours. If you’d like to know more about becoming a Viewber, contact us today.
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