The world of work is changing rapidly, and flexibility is increasingly becoming a non-negotiable option for work. Yet, there are not many companies that are transparent about their work policies. Often, the candidate must wait for the hiring day to understand the company’s policies.
Taking this challenge head-on to allow candidates to see upfront how the company operates and get a transparent look at what its working policies are before applying for a role, UK-based Flexa Careers has raised £2.3 million in funding. The seed investment was led by Ada Ventures and joined by Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund, angel syndicate HERmesa, and a wide group of angel investors.
Founded in early 2020 by Molly Johnson-Jones, Maurice O’Brien, and Tim Leppard, Flexa vets and verifies companies’ flexible working policies, to create transparency for job seekers about what’s on offer. The platform is thus, enabling companies to build their brands as flexible, empowering employers, whilst increasing the discoverability of their vacancies and their ability to appeal to a more diverse audience.
Flexa co-founder Molly Johnson-Jones said: We aim to help more people access the information that they truly care about during their job search, and get more companies on board. Over 50% of our investors in this round are women and I can’t wait to work with this esteemed group to grow the business.”
The company has over 450,000 users, and more than 150 companies headquartered all over the world on its platform as of now.
Check Warner, partner at Ada Ventures, who will now join the Flexa Careers board, added: “Flexa’s uniquely transparent audit and certification process ensures that companies who say they offer flexibility, really do so. Flexa should be the first place where candidates go to research for workplaces and the place that hiring managers go to share the benefits they offer.”