How a job share could save your career this school year
Updated: Sep 7
With all of the uncertainty surrounding how COVID-19 is going to affect the return to school this fall, parents can be left feeling frantic about what to do.
How can you maintain your career, while also being there to support and help homeschool your children? Setting up a temporary job share can be a real solution for your family. This gives you the flexibility to meet the productivity demands of your career, while also having time to be home with your children. With everything happening and changing so quickly, flexibility is essential to working parents this school year.
A job share arrangement is a full-time job split between two individuals. Job sharing allows two employees to share the responsibilities of one full-time position (typically with prorated salary and benefits). Creative and innovative schedules can be designed to meet the needs of the job share partners to meet their individual and employer's needs. Job sharing arrangements can be 50/50, 60/40, or any similar combination. The schedules may also overlap as needed or desired.
Job sharing allows you to create better work-life integration. It also allows you to retain seniority in your career while giving you the opportunity to work part-time hours. Employers benefit from the continual coverage, increased productivity, and engagement, all while building loyalty and boosting morale with their valuable employees. Everyone benefits from added knowledge and skillsets.
The job share match is critical to success. Job Share Connect takes the guesswork out of creating successful job share partnerships. Our proprietary process starts by uncovering your unique needs and superpowers, then matching you with a partner with similar or complementary skills, and finally working directly with you and your company for successful onboarding.
You shouldn’t have to choose between your work and your life. Job sharing allows you to do both. Join our free and confidential talent pool today, we can help you create the life you want.