Job Share Case Study – Students

Job Share Case Study – Students
Gemini3 continually meet job share partners to understand their reasons to job share, the challenges they face and the benefits job share provides them. Below is an example of millennials using job share to accommodate their studies. Sumaya Sava and Helen Giang – Millennial HR Professionals Sumaya and Helen, 3rd year university students’ job shared as recruitment assessors at Hudson Global in 2007. Prior to the job share role, Sumaya and Helen completed internships Hudson while studying Human Resource Management at university. At the end of their internship, Hudson had only full time positions available so they pitched a job share proposal to their manager, detailing how they could share a full time role while studying. As part of the business case, Sumaya and Helen highlighted the skills and experience they had gained through their internship and how the company could benefit from retaining the training and time invested in them. Sumaya and Helen’s job share proposal was a success and they shared the job during the final years of university. They ended the job share position following graduation, when Helen decided to take some time off to travel and Sumaya continued with Hudson and enrolled in an Honours program to get some research experience. The job share opportunity gave Helen and Sumaya valuable practical experience to apply what they were studying at university and develop maturity for the workforce. They were able to learn how to manage teamwork and communication effectively to ensure the job share dynamic ran smoothly. Sumaya and Helen have since established careers within the HR field and still attribute their first job share experience as being...

Job Share Case Study – Entrepreneur

Job Share Case Study – Entrepreneur
Gemini3 continually meet job share partners to understand their reasons to job share, the challenges they face and the benefits job share provides them. Below is an example where one of the partner job shares so she can work part time on her own business. Holly MacCue & Andrean Clarkson – Unilever Holly and Andrean are a newly formed job share partnership at Unilever. Holly is an experienced Brand Manager and also Founder of Future Focus Training & Development, which provides personal leadership coaching and training to empower individuals to shape their own success. Her job share partnership with Andrean allows her to combine her coaching and training business with her passion for brand management. Andrean, a previous employee from London and Sydney, returned to Unilever when she was offered to job share with Holly. The arrangement gives her freedom to spend more time with her two kids and fulfil her volunteer role as a lifesaver with the Australian Surf Life Saving Association. Job share is the solution giving them the flexibility they need; Holly to pursue entrepreneurship and Andrean to care for her children and community. Unilever promotes and demonstrates agile working. In doing so they have attracted and retained talent while increasing skill and gender diversity that adds value to the overall company performance. For more details about Holly’s story you can read this article on the Australian Financial Review: Generation slashie: career fulfillment through greater...

Job Share Case Study – Caring for children

Job Share Case Study – Caring for children
Gemini3 continually meet job share partners to understand their reasons to job share, the challenges they face and the benefits job share provides them. Below are two examples of successful partners who have both decided to job share in order to care for their children. Kath Slack & Angela Dally – Telstra Kath and Angela are corporate lawyers at Telstra and have been job sharing for more than eight years. They started in 2005 at Coles Myer, when Angela was returning from maternity leave and Kath, with three young boys, also needed to work part time. They submitted the idea to the company and agreed on a six-month trial. Clients were extremely supportive and the feedback was so positive, Coles Myer confirmed the joint position. Since then, Kath and Angela have moved to Telstra, submitting their resume together, and are now helping more pairs become successful at Telstra14. In 2014, Telstra announced All Roles Flex, which means flexibility is now considered the starting point for all roles. The aim of the initiative was to adopt a new and disruptive position around mainstreaming flexibility that would amplify productivity benefits, lift engagement, establish a clear market proposition and enable a new way of working, underpinned by technology. The organisation says flexibility can include part-time work, job share, different working hours, or working from different locations, and is practised in different ways across their many types of roles. Lucy Foster and Cynthia Evan – Commonwealth Bank Lucy and Cynthia job shared two Program Management roles in CommBank between 2011-2014. Prior to this, they were working part-time in the same team but felt they could...