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Confident Conversations

Confident Conversations is a weekly podcast show for ambitious women about confidently balancing work and life without burning out.

Hosted by Sherry Bevan, Author, Coach & Speaker, Sherry is a former Global Head of IT Service for a City law firm and over two decades of leadership experience. She now helps ambitious women get clear what they really want then find the confidence to do it.

Sherry runs The Confident Mother, an independent coaching practice, specialising in working with women in technology and women in professional services, on a one-to-one basis or in a group, individually or through your in-house career and leadership development programmes. She is also the founder and host of City Conversations

Jun 8, 2017

Last year 56% of employers were unable to fill full-time vacancies and attrition was estimated to cost UK businesses a massive £206 billion. ​With retirement planning, returnships and portfolio careers part of the new world of work, companies need to get creative to attract and retain talent. And the demand for a different work-life balance is greater than ever resulting in 30% of departures. It's time for employers to be more jobshare friendly.

Despite 15 years in commercial management and an MBA, Sara Horsfall struggled to find part-time roles at senior level. While understandable that roles can't always be scaled to part-time, we need another mainstream flexible working solution, given that the cost of replacing a senior employee (£30k according to CIPD).

Sara was inspired to create Ginibee, a jobshare platform for organisations who want a diverse workforce by attracting new talent, and retaining and advancing senior level employees who need to reduce their hours.

In episode 24, Sara shares her experience on how employers can be jobshare friendly as part of their flexible working strategy:

  • the benefits of jobshare for both employers and employees
  • why a jobshare partnership is SO much more productive
  • the pitfalls of treating jobshare partners as individuals
  • how to make full-time roles 'jobshare friendly'
  • the value of the Ginibee jobshare kitemark

Mentioned on the show and other useful links

GUEST: Sara Horsfall, Ginibee Jobshare platform
HOST: Sherry Bevan, Founder of The Confident Mother

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