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.
Believe it or not, this is a question we often get asked, when it’s not assumed that our brand has something to do with my middle name. Some have suggested we change the name to “do what it says on the tin”. Our vision – equality – is in fact our name. On #IWD, we want to share what “Ginibee” means and does.
When I was setting up the mission to make Job sharing accessible, accepted and the norm, three things were critical in creating a brand:
1. That the name inherently represented the mission
2. That it isn’t gender specific
3. That it isn’t age specific
Ginibee ticks all of these boxes.
“Gini” refers to the Gini Coefficient, which is a statistical measure of inequality of income; the score 0 represents perfect equality – in fact, I was initially going to call it Gini0.
“Bee” plays into the symbiotic working relationship between a bee and a flower, where both parties benefit, much like a #TalentPartnership, our model for successful #Jobsharing. Including this reference to a partnership, represents in the brand our niche focus and expertise, in making successful #jobshare partnerships accessible.
So “Ginibee” means ....
“equality through successful partnerships”. Don’t just be….. Ginibee ;)! If you are looking to make a successful #Jobshare model more accessible to current and prospective employees, contact us, we would love to help. As well as our purpose built platform, we have insight, experience and passion, plus it's our mission, so you can be assured of our full attention!
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.