, thus, often can continue working among their colleagues in their areas of expertise.
For us at City of Edinburgh Council flexible working is a differentiator in terms of talent attraction because most people don't come to work for us for the salary Martin Glover, City of Edinburgh Councill (above)In terms of productivity I think you are probably looked at quite hard as a part-time worker or a job sharer
Alix Meekison, FWB Park Brown (above)Employers need to understand what their target market want from them -a job for life is not necessarily what young people are interested in Judith Mackinnon, Scottish Police Authority (above)
They can avoid these issues, however, by having a proper plan in place and holding all job sharers
accountable for their duties.
can have increased enthusiasm and be fresher than full time employees and job-sharing can give continuity in cases of sickness or leave.
Interviewees commented on this issue as a concern however did not view this as an issue in the current context, one stating; "It may be a limitation if the job sharers
don't get on, but that doesn't appear to be the case here".
Because BLS doesn't collect data on job sharing, it is difficult to know just how many job sharers
More than a third of job sharers
are members compared to one in five part-time workers.
Educating supervisors on how to evaluate job sharers
and how to manage two people performing one job is critical.
also add increased flexibility and coverage to a position by, for example, covering for each other during vacations and sick days, or attending two important meetings when times overlap.
I recently read about two job sharers
at American Express who worked together on enrolling college students as cardholders.