When we realised that uptake of Jobsharing was around 1% despite being the only career option that offers a win-win to both employer and employee in terms of productivity, opportunity and continuity, we wanted to know why. Our research, carried out by CJBS MBA candidates combined the views of large employers with those of over 200 candidates looking for flexible work and revealed some interesting findings:
22% of candidates hadn’t heard of Jobsharing
42% of candidates didn’t think their employer will support it
38% of employees would consider Jobsharing if their employer supported it
80% of employers were concerned about how to recruit one half of a partnership
The main barriers to Jobsharing are finding a compatible partner and the perceived hassle (to employers) of setting it up
43% of candidates would actively search for a Jobshare role
This research led us to take action as we could see the potential for Jobsharing to solve problems for both employee and employers, if these barriers were removed.
We’re proud to announce that our Jobshare platform is now live and was launched on Sunday 24th January at The New World Of Work, an event we partnered with Mum Plus Business for at the CJBS Centre for Social Innovation.
The platform empowers candidates to self-select Jobshare partners with support from Ginibee to create an “interview ready” partnership. It makes it easy for employers by taking away the hassle of setting it up and sustaining a Jobshare, so they can offer equal opportunity to Jobsharer partnerships without creating additional work.
If you’d like to know more about Jobsharing, either as an attraction or retention strategy, please get in touch. You can find out how it all works at www.ginibee.com