40 Minute Mentor

September 21, 2022

The Future Of Flexible Working with Molly Johnson-Jones, Co-Founder and CEO of Flexa

“The biggest shift in the candidate market is that people care just as much about how they work as what they do.” 

In this week’s 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by the brilliant Molly Johnson-Jones, Co-Founder and CEO of Flexa

Flexa is a global directory of verified flexible companies that lists companies by vacancies and flexibility percentage scores, benchmarked against thousands of data points. 

We’re proud partners of Flexa and were ‘flexified’ earlier in 2022. That’s why we were so excited to catch up with Molly on the podcast, share her story and the incredible journey Flexa have been on. 

Molly shares some truly candid insights into her own journey and the future of flexible working, including: 

➡️ Her unfair dismissal from investment banking and how she bounced back after [06:43]

➡️ Why she started Flexa and how it works for candidates and employers [14:36]

➡️ The hardest parts of being a first-time Founder [18:33]

➡️ Why investing in your mental health is so important [20:00]

➡️ Her advice for any aspiring Founders [22:23]

➡️ What it’s like to found a business with your partner and why it held them back when raising funding [24:31]

➡️ Why flexibility means choice and how employers can embrace flexible working [31:33]

➡️ The cases in which stripping back flexibility can be beneficial [33:48]

➡️ How employers can attract more talent in a very competitive market [36:31]

➡️ What do the next 5 to 10 years of flexible working look like [40:53]


Helpful links:

➡️ More about Molly:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/molly-johnson-jones/

➡️ More about Flexa: https://flexa.careers/

➡️ JBM on Flexa: https://flexa.careers/companies/jbm 


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