Will job sharing support gender equality at work?

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When Sara Allen went back to work after having children, she found she was exhausted trying to fit a stressful full-time role with the Department of Health into four days, and set out to find a solution. “I had job shared in a previous role so knew it was something that was interesting to me,” she says. “[It was] the most rewarding time I’ve ever had at work.”

But finding a colleague who could split a full-time position with her proved difficult the second time round. Faced with this dilemma, she left the civil service and founded Further&More, a recruitment consultancy specialising in job sharing and matching pairs.

The concept is simple – two part-time employees share the responsibilities of one full-time role, often with a handover day on a Wednesday. MP Caroline Lucas raised its profile this year when she announced that she will be running for the leadership of the Green party with work and pensions spokesman Jonathan Bartley.

Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια εδώ https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2016/jul/19/will-job-sharing-support-gender-equality-at-work

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