The benefits of job sharing for you are appealing enough: job sharing is a savvy way to keep your career on track, even as you reduce your hours.
The position stays full time, yet because it’s filled by two people, that is, by you and a job sharing partner, you get to have more time for life outside of work.
Attractive arrangement? Yes. But can it appeal to your boss, too?
Yes, again. Here’s why and how.
One of the toughest human resource challenges today is recruitment and retention of talented employees.
Smart employers understand the value of retaining experienced, high-performing employees.
An employee like you, right?
These factors are in your favor when presenting your proposal for a job sharing arrangement.
As with any flexible work request, make the business case for job sharing. Use the excerpt from the Job Sharing Proposal Package below to position the employer benefits of job sharing.
Benefits of Job Sharing: A Proposal Section Excerpt
Benefits to [your employer’s name] of Proposal Approval
Double the talent: My job partner and I bring a broader range of talents and experience to the position than either one of us alone; you get two sets of skills and perspectives in one position. This type of pairing generally results in a better work product. For example, [be briefly descriptive]. We can also learn from each other’s strengths.
Productivity increases: With two people sharing one full-time position, each job share partner can afford to devote greater energy and focus when [s]he is on the job. There is also a built-in checking system, maintaining quality control and preventing errors. Finally, when people have better control of their personal and professional lives, it boosts morale which drives higher loyalty and productivity.
Continuous job coverage: Even during vacations, sick leaves and other absences, the job will continue to get done. Also, if one person moves on, there is at least partial job coverage that would otherwise go vacant until a replacement is hired.
Retention: Because job sharing allows for both career-driven achievements and work-life balance, loyalty and retention are high and absenteeism is low among job sharers.
The advantages and benefits of job sharing are clearly two-sided so you can confidently propose this flexible work arrangement to meet your needs as well as your employer’s.
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