Gemini3 follows the journey of new Unilever job share partners Caroline & Tammy

Gemini3 follows the journey of new Unilever job share partners Caroline & Tammy
Gemini3 offers coaching to job share partners and can see the importance of early planning and regular reviews of the partnership. In this three part article, Gemini3 will be following new partners Caroline Jackson and Tammy Grillo from Unilever on their job share journey. The new job share team started working together one month ago sharing a strategic category sales manager role. We asked them how they are doing in this first stage of the journey. We will then catch-up again at 3 months and 9 months to see the evolution and any learnings they would like to share. When did you start job sharing and why? We both have young children (6 children between us 19, 5, 3, 2, 1 year old & 8 months!), so we wanted to work part time. This would allow us to balance our needs. Or try to! We could have time with our kids while getting back in to the workforce to progress our careers and challenge ourselves. We wanted to ensure we were coming back into a role that enabled us to continue to focus on our career progression journey and job sharing enabled that. We have tried Part Time working previously with the same company and found that we often did a full time job in 3 days. A job share seemed like the perfect balance so we could perform our roles and also have family time. Was it difficult to get approval for job share? Did you have to put together a business case and if so what were the things you covered? The business was extremely supportive of...

In partnership with Gemini3, the NSW Government has launched a job share platform pilot to enable more employees to work flexibly

In partnership with Gemini3, the NSW Government has launched a job share platform pilot to enable more employees to work flexibly
On 13 March 2019, the NSW Public Service Commission, in partnership with Gemini3, formally launched its new job share matching platform for current employees with seven pilot agencies: Better Regulation Division (BRD) of Finance Department of Industry Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) Family & Community Services (FACS) Public Service Commission (PSC) Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Service NSW (SNSW). The platform will enhance job sharing awareness and opportunities by making it easier for people to find potential job share partners, as well as exploring job share and whether it might be right for them. The platform will also host a range of toolkits, case studies and videos for employees, HR staff, managers and agency leaders. “The new job share platform unlocks access to quality part-time work, and when designed properly, almost any full-time role can be shared. Better still, your days off become real days off because you can relax knowing someone else has it under control” Emma Hogan, NSW Public Service Commissioner. Research shows that flexible working has a positive impact on employee health, productivity and retention. Job sharing is an equitable and smart solution for both employees and employers. It creates a larger talent pool, maintains skills and knowledge, and creates career opportunities. Job sharing can be undertaken in different ways, so it can be tailored to suit both organisational and employee needs. Gemini3 is proud to work with the NSW Public Service Commission to pursue the NSW Government’s goal of leading the flexible workplaces of the future. Contact us at match@gemini3.com.au if you would like more information about our platform technology or job share...