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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 …

Compatibility in Job Sharing

Job sharing is a phenomenon in which a job is performed not by one person but rather by two (or possibly more) people. Like any relationship, a job-sharing relationship flourishes when the individuals who share the job are compatible with each other. However, compatibility means something rather different in a job-sharing relationship compared to, say, …

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 – …

Have You Ever Wished There Were Two of You?

Have you ever felt so overloaded with work, second jobs, family, children, hobbies, and activities, that you ask yourself, “Is even possible and healthy to keep doing what I am doing?” I know I have. As I have spoken to more people, I have found that my situation is not particularly unique. I just wished …

Job Sharing Makes the Impossible Probable for Employers and Employees Alike

If necessity is the mother of invention, is flexibility the mother of re-invention? I hope so. After 15 years of owning and operating a successful boutique Public Relations and Marketing Communications firm, a shifting family dynamic and move from our hometown of 20-plus years led me to believe it was time to re-enter the “conventional” …

MY FIRST MOM MOMENT

News spread that several moms were going to miss our office’s holiday party for their kids’ classroom parties. I don’t have to contend with a child’s schedule yet, but I felt bad that there was a conflict. Mothers in the workforce make enough sacrifices, and holiday cheer was not going to be one of them. …

“How Job Sharing Was Everything I Never Knew I Needed”

Remember that time before you had kids, when you knew everything about having kids? Yep, me too. I found out we were expecting our first child right after I had completed my MBA and started a promising new leadership role with a Fortune 500 Company. Friends asked if I would continue working or if I’d …