Scoop CEO and co-founder Rob Sadow (l) and his brother, co-founder and Chief Product and Technology Officer Jon Sadow (r), are launching a searchable database to try and collect work-from-home policies of some 4,000 companies.
It can feel like a waste of time: Find a promising job description and apply. Snag an interview and prepare for it. Have a great discussion with the hiring manager—only to learn the “hybrid” policy touted in the job posting means getting to work from home just once a week.
A new tool launching Tuesday is trying to make employers’ flexible work policies searchable and help job seekers—as well as human resources executives, academics and anyone else looking to compare practices or track hybrid work trends—research employers’ arrangements in one place.
Called the Flex Index, the database is using standard terminology such as “fully remote” or “specific days/week” to try and catalog types of remote work set-ups culled from employee surveys, career web sites and job postings. Currently, it has categorized the policies of some 4,000 employers. Users can search by city, state, industry and company size, as well as by type of flexible policy—but relatively few company profiles have yet been verified by employers at the newly launched site.