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New Year, New Way to Think About Work

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

The first week of 2021 was not the start any of us had envisioned. Instability, uncertainty, and anxiety over what comes next has become our new normal. In times like this, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with the constant barrage of change. But it’s also a huge opportunity to build a new foundation for our future.

CNN Business shared the latest job numbers, “The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. All of them were held by women.” This comes just a few months after more than 860,000 women dropped out of the labor force in September. The progress women have worked so hard to make in the workforce is quickly slipping away. Which is why it’s more important than ever to challenge the norms, and build the future of work where women can thrive.

How do we rebuild, when we feel like we keep getting taken out at the knees? It starts with a vision. How do you want your life to look? And what role do you want work to play in it?

If you are considering opting out of the labor force because of a growing need to care for and spend more time with your family, you are definitely not alone. Over one million women face the same struggle, but what other options are there?

What if you could stay on your professional path and have more time for your family? What if you had multiple times during the week where you could be actively engaged with your family, without worrying about the work that needed to get done? What if you were able to actually improve your work productivity, while putting in fewer hours. YOU CAN! If you or members of your team are considering leaving the workforce, you don’t have to. There is a solution that grants all of these what if’s and more through job sharing.

A job share is when two people share the role, responsibilities, compensation, and hours of a full-time position. At Job Share Connect we standardize the job share sourcing, matching and onboarding process. The job share match is the most important part to get right and also the hardest. We do all the hard work and set you and your company up for success.

As you enter into this new year, we challenge you to take note of what is and isn’t working in your work and life. As you set intentions for what you want the next year to look like, take control and build the future you want. In a time of extreme instability, you have an amazing opportunity to create your new normal.

If you are Interested in job sharing, would like to share your job, or want to propose job sharing to your employer, we’ve put together a free E-book on how to take the next step. If your company is interested in learning more about job sharing or is ready to get started, connect with us.

Let’s make it a happy New Year that is truly better, together.

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