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At last – a simple way to grow a happier, more diverse team.

Match diverse employees who want to job share with other talented candidates – to grow a happier, more resilient workforce.

 

 

Job sharing gives you – and your employees – more choice.

Your best talent might be seeking flexbility – think parents, caregivers, students, or portfolio professionals. Now, with Roleshare, you can enable them to share roles with each other, or even new hires. It’s a win-win.

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How does job share fit into your business?

You probably have a bunch of questions, so let's dig in!
What's a job share?

Two people share the responsibilities, benefits, and salary 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.

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What if one person in a job share leaves?

If a full-time person leaves, a business still has to source, interview and onboard a new starter - it’s the same for a job share. Except, if one person leaves in a job share, you can find a replacement on Roleshare for the person that remains. And the business and the team still preserve knowledge and skills through the remaining individual. This individual maintains continuity and will help onboard and train a replacement speedily.

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Will it be more work for the manager?

Well, that depends. Yes, managers may need to perform additional 1:1 and performance reviews. But many sharers alternate 1:1s on a weekly basis or do them jointly (except for 
personal development conversations) so the management time doesn’t change. Plus, the potential ROI (boosts in productivity, improved business continuity and upskilling), often outweighs any small lift in operational costs.

Peer-to-peer accountability also means experienced job sharing professionals are more likely to share and solve problems before escalating to management.

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 download our free guide to job sharing for candidates or buisnesses.

Why not just part time?

Job sharing often gets confused with part-time, but it’s important to remember the key differences.


Few senior roles in mid to large companies are part-time. And because working mothers are culturally still required to be more flexible than working fathers, it exacerbates the gender pay gap and decreases diversity and inclusion.

Traditionally, part-time employees are 21% less likely to get promoted.

Part-time often leads to a lack of business continuity and more resources being deployed when managers and team members need to cover for the days your part-time employee is away.

Almost no senior roles in mid to large companies are part-time. And because working mothers are culturally still required to be more flexible than working fathers, it exacerbates the gender pay gap and decreases diversity and inclusion.

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How does compensation and benefits work in a job share?

The vast majority of sharers are on part-time contracts, meaning the infrastructure is usually already in place to redistribute the relevant benefits in a pro-rata format.

The specifics for insurance and other benefits varies company by company, state by state, country by country. 

If you want any more information, our Roleshare Enablers and independent consultants can provide further HR operational suggestions.

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What if you only want to hire one of the job sharers?

Most job sharers live by the unwritten rule that if one person isn’t offered the job the other is free to continue with the opportunity. Pairs can make it clear if they will only accept a role together or if they're flexible. 

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How do you ensure accountability in a job share?

According to our qualitative research, there is higher accountability when job sharing than when performing individually in a role. Job sharing both drives a 30% productivity gain and professionals who share often say they performed at their  best working together. Why?

  • Job sharing is a unique chance for each participant to grow and learn through an equally invested peer. 
  • A healthy sense of social pressure means regular checks and balances are built into the system without needing extra management.
  • Twice the headcount means double the brainpower to solve complex problems and get more work completed faster.
  • A shorter working week for each sharer means there’s no midweek dip or half-day Friday, resulting in higher energy and deeper focus.

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Sourcing talent to job share is easier than you thought.

Our end-to-end solution for mid to large enterprise talent teams gives you the tools you need.

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Ready-built integrations with your HR enterprise stack.

 

We are focussed on ensuring your company, employee and candidate data is secure.

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Build a diverse, equitable,
and sustainable workforce
with Roleshare.

30%

Drive greater individual productivity

2X

Boost diversity of thought in each role

11%

Increase employee wellbeing

 

 

Leverage peer-to-peer accountability

Drive more business continuity

More age, race, gender diversity

Increased knowledge transfer

Get more from each role.

With job sharing, employees work part-time, but the business gets more for each role - even more than similar role filled for a full-time employee!


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How Roleshare works

Our easy-to-use technology means you can now nurture employees who choose to join the platform by matching them to share roles, either with each other or with new candidates.


Step one

Create your company profile and post "shareable" jobs

Step two

Invite your employees to join the platform

Step three

Hire and rehire employees in pairs, choose talent from a diverse range

 

Mutually accountable employees share the working week delivering on joint objectives.

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Using your existing enterprise suite tools to get work done.

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Suggested communication, collaboration, project and client management tools

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, Co-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

Doubling down on hiring empowered talent.

Job sharing with Roleshare means a healthy working environment and strong team bonds. What are you waiting for?