Setting up job share; what is the best way to split workload?

Setting up job share; what is the best way to split workload?
Are you starting a job share arrangement or are you an HR or Line manager wanting to support a new job share pair? The first 90 days are crucial to the success of a job share pair and planning the workload can often become complex. Through interviewing experienced partners, Gemini3 has developed this simple process you can follow. Understand the difference between job share and job split The definition of job share is when two people are sharing a full time role. This means both employees are sharing all tasks and are accountable for achieving common goals. This also means their performance evaluation will be done together. On the other hand, a job split is when two employees separate the tasks associated with the role and are evaluated separately on those tasks.  These tasks are generally performed independently and the two employees are therefore considered as two part-time employees instead of a job share arrangement. Analyse job functions to plan to job share or job split Deciding on job share or job split is not always black and white but generally the junior roles which are more administrative would be job split and the most senior strategic roles would be shares. Why is that? In a most senior roles, the employees have the maturity to understand their strength and leverage each other’s skills sets. They also gain from two heads solving problems. Senior roles is when job share can increases productivity of roles. The recommendation is to take the time to analyse the job functions and understand the percentage of the role that is strategic vs transactional.  Base on...

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning takes giant leap with Australian start-up Gemini3 to create new ways of flexible work.

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning takes giant leap with Australian start-up Gemini3 to create new ways of flexible work.
The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Gemini3 , announced a partnership that will see the job share matching platform implemented across the department to further enhance and promote flexible working. The demand for flexibility has been a long-standing discussion, however job share continues to be an under-utilised practice due to the difficulty in finding a good match between the ‘job share pair’, and an existing stigma that a job share pair will be challenging to manage. Gemini3’s platform enables individuals who want to work part-time to complete a profile, and matches them to a recommended job share partner using its proprietary algorithm which is based upon extensive research. “It’s like online dating, but for the workplace”, says co-founder Sarah Liu and Mariebelle Malo . “The beauty of the platform is that it not only helps the employee to discover their job share partner in seconds, it takes away the guesswork from employers by ensuring the pairs are well-matched with complementary skillsets and values”. The technology is a turnkey solution where the discovery and matching process is driven by the employees, turning job share from a laborious and ad-hoc process into a simple and scientific approach. The decision to implement the technology across the entire department is a proactive approach to facilitate employees who are looking for flexible work arrangement to meet caring responsibilities, explore entrepreneurial pursuits, or allow a smooth transition to retirement. Christine Wyatt, former acting Deputy Secretary Planning says, “At DELWP we are building a culture where our people can balance their work with the other things in their life they care about. By making...