Running a business is like playing a game. Sometimes, the rules change. In business, being able to change with the times, or being “flexible”, is really important.

Think about it. Every worker is different, and every job is different. If a business tries to make everyone follow the same strict rules all the time, it’s not going to work. It’s like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

So, what’s the best way to keep a worker for a long time? It’s about being ready to change, to fit around what they need. If someone feels happy and comfortable at their job, they will want to stick around. This could mean they’d even move to a new city or town to stay with your company.

Now, businesses have a lot of problems to solve all the time. Sometimes, they don’t have enough people to fix these problems. Here’s a solution: hiring someone for a short time can help. This person can help fix what’s wrong right now, and maybe they’ll even be a great fit for the long term.

In short, being flexible at work is like being good at a game. You have to change the rules sometimes, and that’s okay. It’s how you win in business.

About the Author  

Dan Simmons founded Continental Search in 1996 but focused exclusively on animal nutrition recruiting in 2002. He has won over 20 awards from Top Echelon Network, America’s leading placement network, including Placer of the Year in 2009 and the prestigious Million Dollar Award.

Dan is currently focused on recruiting top talents such as nutritionists, technical support professionals, sales managers, and executive-level positions, including technical directors and VP of sales and marketing.For the latest job opportunities, you may connect with Dan on LinkedIn or email him at