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 РTelstra 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 РCommonwealth 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...