Part time isn’t a substitute for Job Share

Part time isn’t a substitute for Job Share
How often have you meet a working mum who works in the corporate world part time and yet they’re on emails and calls on their days off? I’ve experienced the part time trap and learnt the hard way that part time isn’t a substitute for job share. What is the difference between part time and job share? Job Design A part time role should have responsibilities that can be achieved in part time hours. It should be positions in the organisation that can survive without the person being required to work full time. Job share is two people working part time hours to fore fill one full time job. The demands of the job means it needs to deliver the requirements of the role in 38 hours a week. Be careful when returning to work asking for part time hours. Does that mean your role, responsibilities and deadlines will change accordingly? The answer is that they should or the role should be job share rather then part time. Sharing the role and responsibilities In a part time role one person is responsible to complete the job. When the employee is not in the office the work stops until he/she returns. In a job share arrangement there are two people sharing the responsibilities of one job, which is of a huge benefit to the employee and the employers. When I’m on my day off I can totally switch off because I know my job share partner is on it. My employer knows there is always someone in the office covering the work and the company is getting two brains for...