Now that you have carefully evaluated the job share option, it is time to consider the various benefits associated for both the employer and the employee.
Benefits to the employer
A practical way to attract and retain experienced staff who would not otherwise be interested in a full time position due to personal commitments
Increased stability and staff retention in instances where very demanding role would otherwise result in high turnover rates
Extend and retain 'intellectual capital', where two employees instead of one have the knowledge to perform and maintain a role, cross train one another and provide support and encouragement
Extra Support for those times of year where your business may need extra ordinary input for special projects
Lower Absenteeism, where employees fulfil their personal responsibilities outside of work hours
Extended business hours, allowing your business to run six or even seven days without overburdening the one employee. A shared position can cover extra days and any extended hours required easily, without incurring costs for overtime
A wider range of skills for the benefit of the company, where two staff contribute their combined skills and experience
Benefits to the employee
Meet personal responsibilities unavailable to the individual working in a full-time role. Job Share allows the individual to create a sense of balance in their life whilst continuing to keep them in meaningful employment
Career preservation where for some it is essential to preserve their career skills and have a sense of status and progression within their industry or profession
Knowledge shared - An opportunity to learn and enhance your skill base through cross training and the sharing of knowledge and experience with your job share partner
Back up assistance is likely to be automatically available in this situation should there be a need for someone else to step in and continue a task or take on a certain responsibility. This would of course depend on the other person's personal commitments and responsibilities
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