Is Australia ignoring job sharing as a solution to flexibility?

Is Australia ignoring job sharing as a solution to flexibility?

By WorkplaceInfo writers on 9 August 2018
Job share experts, Puffling, believe Australia has ignored job sharing, resulting in our workforce productivity and diversity being seriously impacted by a lack of flexibility for senior staff. Women in particular. 
 
One of the 5 myths of job sharing dispelled by Puffling is that “the role is too senior to share”.
 
Co-Founder, Lija Wilson, explains that the best outcomes come from sharing roles at senior levels, where companies benefit most from years of experience, problem solving, knowledge and networks two senior candidates provide. 
 
“Senior workers seeking a job share role have a burning desire to make the job partnership work. They are motivated, engaged and have a strong desire to return to a senior career with the opportunity to still advance and contribute to leadership level decisions. 
 
The benefits of double the career, life experiences, problem solving, maturity, motivation, productivity, and complementary skills, minus insecurity and ego, provides a combination you simply can’t find in a single hire.
 
Other common myths Puffling dispels are:
  • It will be more work to manage two people, I’m busy enough
  • My role is client facing. Job share won’t work
  • I don’t want to pay for handover and repetition on my time
  • We already support flexible and part-time, which is better

COMMENTS

No comments yet. Be the first.

YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN...