Job sharing is not two people working part-time jobs in parallel – that’s part-time working.
Job sharing is two people, through shared responsibilities, identities and accountability occupying one position. They are a single unit, a team and a complete resourcing solution. With job share, employees get the flexibility they crave, and employers have the complete resourcing solution they require to get the job done.
The benefits are clear. Increased productivity is well documented, a built-in sounding board comes as standard, plus of course easy holiday, sickness and redundancy cover. When job share runs smoothly like in Resource Harbour’s recent case study of director level job share everyone is happy.
Our ‘Does the boss love job share’ case study shows that the satisfaction extends to the job share’s Line Manager.
A successful established job share has virtually no downsides, all parties get what they want. However, to gain the benefits, some work upfront is required to ensure the partnership runs smoothly. Job share requires very good job design and great people matching.
Here are Resource Harbour’s Top Ten Tips for making job share work: