Roleshare, a Techstars Portfolio Company, Raises $550K Pre-Seed Round to Build Global "Rolesharing" Talent Marketplace.

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Roleshare helps companies retain employees by matching them to share full-time jobs together, with freelancers, part-time talent, or fractional wokers.

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At Roleshare we enable a diverse, sustainable, and equitable workforce.

I’m looking to share a role

Get matched and connect to other professionals who want to share a role and find jobs to share, together! Whether you want to share your existing role or find a new one, Roleshare can help you.

I’m looking to hire

From mid to large enterprises, a growing number of the world’s best companies offer job sharing as a way to retain their best talent, attract a new class talent, and boost diversity, wellbeing, and productivity.

Full-time balance at
work and in life.

Roleshare activates a new potential for people and companies.

30%

productivity gain when people job share

2X

greater diversity when people job share

11%

higher wellbeing when people job share

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Rolesharing is a 'third way' that sits
between full-time work and contract
work.’’

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I need time for me
Chief Product Officer

I need time for my family
HR Director

I have other passions
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager

We need to learn
Operations Lead

How it works

We match professionals to share full-time roles at the world’s best companies.

Step one

Build your profile or post a job

Step two

Find talent to share jobs and jobs to share.

Step three

Apply for jobs together

How do I job share my job?
Download our free 5-step guide.

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About us

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I wanted to sustain my career growth, but also wanted to be an A-player parent. Sharing a role felt like the perfect solution, but I didn’t know where to find a partner. And so, we decided to launch Roleshare.’’

- Sophie Smallwood, Co-Founder, Roleshare

Why Roleshare

Roleshare is a unique solution to retain our employees and activate a new talent base with potential to positively impact age and gender diversity.

Amy, Global Acquisition Manager, bp

The key dynamic of a job share is that you want to do a great job not just for you and the organization and its customers, but for your job share partner as well. So it sets a high bar. We’ve delivered huge projects and run multiple teams as a job share, and the feedback has been positive.

Will & Sam Co-Directors Sustainability, Aviva

With freelance you're never fully in the fold. You’ve got to really dig to get information you need to be successful. Being able to share the workload and have access to all the info and benefits of a full-time job is interesting.

Rachel, Digital Marketing Freelancer

Having a trusted peer with you all the time to think things through is incredibly powerful. It brings a real business benefit in terms of the quality of the solution.

Shelagh, Company NameCo-VP Research & Development, Unilever

I'm moving into the default of advertising roles this way. It gives us an opportunity to reach a different candidate set that we wouldn't have reached before.

Derrick, GM Customer Success, Microsoft

I'm starting my MBA and  looking for something part-time that keeps me interested, with a good income, to handle the two commitments.

Mohamed, Finance Manager, Tech

We have found job share to be a huge advantage in that we are able to have considered issues from a variety of lens before coming to an agreed way forward. As a result, we have found we are bolder and quicker in our decision making.

Lucy & Debra, Co-HR Directors, JLL

Roleshare is a way to get the best out of people and keep them in the workforce. I'm not in the workforce, currently. I don't know for how long. I can’t just go back to anything, and roleshare feels right.

Caroline, Head of Product Management

We are upbeat because we’re getting that work-life balance. I feel very grateful  for this opportunity. I want to give it my best and I feel so passionate about the organization.

Sherelle, Co-Head of Internal Communication, Open Banking

Two people coming together can come up with even better ideas and service for their clients because two heads are better than one – and that can really happen in shared roles.

Alison, Head of HR, Allen & Overy

I still think that when I shared my job is the job that I performed best in my life.

Ellie Detective, London Metropolitan Police

FAQ

What is sharing a role sharing / job share?

Two people share the responsibilities, benefits, pay of a full-time job. They alternate working days or weeks, have a proper handover, share tools and communications channels, and keep productivity going full time.

What are the benefits of job sharing?

So many. For employees, it provides a sustainable, reliable path to career growth with flexibility with equitable access to benefits and information to be successful within the company. They also enjoy a unique opportunity to peer-to-peer learn.  For companies and managers, they benefit from the unique social contract and 1:1 accountability of rolesharers. Also, according to UK research, companies benefit from 11% higher level of wellbeing among employees who roleshare and a 30% productivity gain. Plus, job sharing offers businesses greater diversity, more continuity, better quality output, fuller skillsets in a role, etc. See more benefits.

Is job share more work for the manager?

It should not. When people share jobs they are measured together, this is key as it creates unique 1:1 accountability, which in turn means managers can be more hands off day to day. Managers also gain by retaining direct reports at risk of leaving or attracting untapped talent who together bring greater continuity and more experience on their team.  See tips for managers considering roleshare and suggestions on how to manage job sharers.

What if one person is better than the other or leaves?

Good motivation and opportunity to grow and improve then, no? It all starts with the right match and a solid plan. That’s where Roleshare comes in. According to research we conducted when people share jobs they perform at their individual best - there is also a 30% productivity gain. The extra care around communication, tracking, and handover, drives more accountability. Additionally, our research suggests there is a natural coaching and upskilling benefit built into job share. More real-time feedback within the pair drives regular opportunities to grow and improve. And if one person leaves - you still have continuity in the role and a built-in recruiter in the other person who can help find a partner using Roleshare. Learn more.

Start sharing roles today

A growing number of the world’s best companies are offering job share. Join them.

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