Job Pairing Platform Explained

Introduction Job sharing is not a new concept; it has been around as a flexible work model for a few decades. In a job sharing arrangement, two professionals would share responsibilities of the same job, each at reduced working hours. It is especially suitable for people who need a greater work-life balance but don’t want to leave …

The Two Musketeers

Have you heard of the two-in-a-box management model? If you haven’t, it’s a form of Job Sharing (or top sharing in this case) when two senior leaders with common and complementary skills co-lead (co-manage, co-direct) an organization. They generally have the same title and responsibilities, as well as some individual responsibilities. Unlike a typical job …

Different Job Sharing Arrangements

Work-life balance has increasingly become an important factor in talent acquisition and retention for many employers. As we argued in this blog, job sharing is a way to enable employees, esp. women and millennials, achieve a greater work-life balance. When setting up a job sharing arrangement between two professionals (jobmates), there are three general models to …

3 steps for implementing Job Sharing in your company

Job Sharing is a flexible work model in which two professionals (“jobmates”) with common and complementary skills share a full-time position, each on a part-time basis. In other words, it is about maintaining the same career at reduced working hours. Learn more about job sharing. European and Australian experiences show that 3-5% of the employees …

Four things to do when you are ready for job sharing

Are you a working mother/parent looking for a way to reduce your working hours while keeping your career on track? Are you a millennial looking for a greater work-life balance? Do you need more personal time to work on a gig on the side? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then get …

So, what is Job Sharing and what problems does it solve?

Let’s start with the Problem. Consider a working parent/mother who wants to care for their new born for a few years, an employee who needs more personal time to care for an ailing family member, or an employee who wants to get additional training and education. They all want to reduce their working hours while maintaining …

Workplace Flexibility will be a key competitive advantage in the post-pandemic era

In my last blog, we discussed the challenges that working women, especially working mothers, have been facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and argued that business leaders should do all they can to retain their women employees, and that leads to offering flexible work models as a benefit to all employees. According to multiple recent studies …

Business leaders should do all they can to retain their women employees

When I first heard about the possibility of a global pandemic, I thought… nah… that’s only in the books or in the movies. Then it hit, and it hit real hard. Never imagined living in the middle of a pandemic and our lives becoming a movie played before our eyes with no script and no apparent …

Is Job Sharing Right For You

  There are several reasons why a professional may need to reduce working hours while maintaining their careers. A few examples include: Working mothers who want to take care of their newborn for a couple years without putting their careers on hold. Individuals who want to re-enter the workforce after taking a few years off, …

Mom Moments

Mom Moments I pulled up to the soccer field in my minivan sensible SUV and jumped out of the car. My youngest met me on the sidewalk so I could tie her cleats. Her violin lesson ends 15 minutes after soccer starts, so we always change in the car. Shoes – check, water bottle – …