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 diversity.