Could offering job sharing be the answer to attracting and retaining new employees? Initially you may be thinking...What? Two people doing one job? How will that help fill empty spots? .. but you might be surprised.
Statistics Canada reports unemployment rates are continuing to drop in Canada, however job vacancies are at an all time high (over a million in May 2022)! Employers are being forced to reorganize, lengthen delivery and production times, reduce service hours, and ask existing employees to work longer hours, all in an effort to keep their businesses afloat while they desperately search for new employees. Traditional offers of more pay and benefits are not working. Could offering people the ability to job share be a solution?
Have you ever come back from a leadership course enthused to try and start "implementing" some of the new strategies you have just learned, only to be met with blank stares by coworkers?
Have you tried to use the "new tools" in the next team meeting, and found they didn't work the way they were supposed to? Did you find yourself looking around wondering "why isn't this working" and feeling less enthused?
How long did it take until you just got frustrated, quit, and went back to your default methods of leadership? You may have just needed a coach on the bench with you...
Carrie-Lynn Hotson is the author of Knowing Who You Lead, has created a series of blog posts to generate discussion, insight and inspire transformational leadership growth.