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Job Sharing

The practice in which two or more persons work part-time in the same position that ordinarily one full-time person would fill. Job sharing may reduce employer costs as a company may not provide benefits to part-time employees. Likewise, it can be beneficial for employees with unusual scheduling needs. For example, parents of young children or persons active in religious communities may share jobs. However, it can be difficult, as lack of communication between the job sharers can cause problems for the company and reduce efficiency.

job sharing

the carrying out by two or more individuals between them of the duties of a particular JOB, each being paid pro rata according to the number of hours worked. For instance, two people might share a 40 hours per week job with each working 20 hours and each paid half the wage or salary attached to the post. The advantage to job sharers is that both may work part-time in jobs that are more highly paid than is usual for most PART-TIME jobs. It is more common for potential sharers to approach employers with a job-share package than for employers to initiate this form of working themselves. Employers are generally wary of job sharing because it can increase employment costs (for example INSURANCE payments), because the division of duties and responsibilities may be difficult to specify, and because the competencies of job sharers may be perceived as unbalanced.
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But on mature reflection I could not possibly object if a Turkish Cypriot is voted by Greek and Turkish Cypriots on a common roll to job share as president for say three or four months a year to coincide with the president's holiday and other extramural arrangements.
Job share partners say they try to not let each other down, and this pressure spurs effectiveness.
They believed that compatibility was the cornerstone to the job share experience working for the organisation and the job sharers.
Based on the responses of 78 participants, the survey showed that a balance between work and life was the motivator for individuals looking to job share.
We both initially found it really hard being in a job share, starting a project but not necessarily seeing it through to the end.
He said: "Neither of us have any outside business interests, so taking on the role as a job share is totally about achieving a good balance of work and home life.
Maybe he'll opt for Europresident as a job share with Milord Peter Mandelson: Tony doing it in daylight, and the Prince of Darkness at night.
Because we knew all along that the role would be a job share it has been created with a lot of flexibility," Tristan says.
I would even consider a job share, wages pro rata, of course
TWO people are to job share the management of a major aid charity in Wales.
He said: "This complaint initially had its origins in 1996 and since that time the force has made major changes to the whole policy area, in particular family-friendly working, job share and part-time arrangements.
At the time we did not say the job was either available or unavailable for job share.