Why Job Sharing is a Game Changer for Working Moms

Our latest collaboration with Work Muse partner 1 Million for Work Flexibility: on why job sharing is a working moms’ game-changer.


For all the employers out there, put your ear to the ground and hear the rumble…

  • The future of work will be diverse and inclusive because it’s the right thing to do and it matters to the bottom line.
  • The future of work will adaptive and human-centric.
  • Work will be a thing you do versus a place you go to.
  • Flex will be the norm.
  • We are in a sharing economy and the future will be job sharing.

FLEX for all

The skills 2019 “Global Talent Trends” report reveals a 78% increase in job posts that mention work flexibility in just two years. This is just one of the findings that have led the career social networking giant to declare flexible working is no longer a perk, but an expectation employers need to deploy stat.

job sharing moms Tracy Tanner & Blake Howard Norton

job sharing for working moms

But of all the flexible work practices, one stands apart as a game-changer for working moms: job sharing.

It was for me and my family and for every mother who works in a job share on the planet.

Mothers are often faced with the most difficult choices between career and caring. Sadly, the U.S.’s outdated workplaces were not designed for the modern workforce, one made up of half women. Even though only 2% of women plan to leave their jobs after having children, a jaw-dropping 43% of educated women opt out or drop out of the workforce after they become mothers. While not for everyone, if job sharing is a fit, it can be a game-changer for working moms. Find out the five reasons why…

Read the full article via 1 Million for Work Flexibility

Job share success is dependent on a good fit for the employee, the right partner, and management support. And it could be genius for your life, especially if you’re a working mom.

1 Million for Work Flexibility is the first national initiative creating a collective voice in support of work flexibility. Would you like to learn more? You can be part of the movement by joining 1MFWF!

Work flexibility is important to all of us.  It improves our productivity, health, and happiness. It’s easy to support work practices that benefit our families, communities, and economy.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about Why Job Sharing is Genius for Working Moms in the comments below.




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Melissa Nicholson job shared for nearly a decade and is the Founder & CEO of Work Muse. Work Muse drives the adoption of job sharing in business as a source of competitive advantage while helping individuals find work-life balance. Join the #JobshareRevolution here.

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