The NSW Government supports job share because it has so many benefits. For employees, it unlocks access to quality part-time work and career opportunities, while their days off are genuine days off. For hiring managers, it creates a larger potential pool of talent, doubles your access to skills and knowledge, provides full coverage in a role and increases team productivity.

How job share can help you or your team

  • managing a transition to retirement
  • succession planning by pairing someone experienced with someone on the way up
  • attracting a younger workforce who may want a portfolio career to pursue entrepreneurial passions
  • providing quality, stimulating roles to people who need to work part-time for any reason, such as caring or community commitments, or managing ongoing health conditions
  • providing a solution for those hard-to-fill roles where you need the a multiskilled person, for example, the programmer who is also great at networking with clients.

Designed and managed properly, almost any role can be job shared. But how do you make it work? In consultation with experienced job sharers, we have developed a guide for managers on how to effectively recruit and manage job share pairs.

From the manager’s perspective

Learn more about job share, what it takes to make job share work, what to do if you receive a job share request, how to recruit, manage and develop a job share pair.

Answers to some common job share questions

Here are some short trouble-shooting videos for common challenges.