Part-time is an interesting concept and yet another term which is open to interpretation. More often than not, we find that part-time is in fact a 4 day week, requiring a "most-of-the-time" commitment, to deliver the same full-time output, in four days and to be paid pro-rata.
Job-sharing has seen renewed energy and momentum in recent years, since the right to request flexible working legislation came into play in June 2014. Since then, there has been increasing awareness of the work-life balance trade off at senior levels and the impact this has had on gender pay gap. Millennials and senior talent possess a new confidence to admit that work-life balance and career progression are high on the agenda when choosing an employer and are prepared to be proactive about it.
In the aftermath of the first year of Gender Pay Gap reporting, opening up career opportunities that support diverse lifestyles at all points along the career ladder is a priority for companies looking to close their gaps and balance out senior teams.
Our research and experience has revealed to us that Job-sharing is one of the least well understood types of flexible working. There are two major challenges here; one being the fact that the term "Job share" has been around for a while (since the 1940's) and so many have formed an interpretation of what it is, secondly, there are many ways to interpret the word which leads to another level of challenge to overcome.
Sara is the founder and CEO of Ginibee and a proud mum of two legends. Absolutely passionate about making successful Job sharing accessible, Sara set Ginibee up with the sole mission of "making successful Job sharing accessible" and has specialised in optimising and similifying the process to create successful Job shares since 2013 and in doing so has created a unique into a purpose-built platform, to accelerate the creation of Talent Partnerships.