What is

Job Sharing


When two or more part-time employees fill one position.

Job Sharing is when two or more part-time employees share the responsibilities of one position. 

Employee Benefits of Job Sharing

  • Improved Work-life Balance: By working part-time hours, employees have more time and flexibility to attend to personal commitments, pursue hobbies, or care for family members. 
  • Reduced Stress & Burnout: Employees have a more manageable workload, providing more time for rest and relaxation. 
  • Flexibility: Job sharing caters to the specific needs of each employee, facilitating things like phased retirement or time to pursue other employment opportunities or hobbies.
  • Professional Growth: Job sharing allows employees to collaborate, share knowledge and expertise, and learn from one another. This collaborative work environment can enables greater creativity through the exchange of unique ideas. 

Employer Benefits of Job Sharing

  • Increased Productivity: With two individuals sharing the responsibilities, there is a higher likelihood of consistent coverage and task completion, minimizing disruptions caused by absences or leaves. 
  • Higher Employee Satisfaction: Greater flexibility and reduced stress mean employees are happier, leading to higher retention rates and reduced turnover.
  • Access to a Wider Talent Pool: Job sharing opens up greater employment opportunities for individuals seeking part-time work or those with specific skills and expertise that align with the particular position.
  • Diverse & Inclusive Workforce: It allows individuals with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to contribute to the organization's success.