Jobs Shared + Diverse City Careers

November 7, 2016 in Jobs-Shared

Diverse City Careers and Jobs Shared Partner to Increase Gender Diversity within Australian Workplaces

Two Australian startups, both led by female CEOs, have joined forces to create one of the most extensive resources for female job seekers and employers in Australia.

The new partnership will provide over 30,000 subscribers access to one of Australia’s leading job share resources along with access to Australia’s only jobs site that AdobeStock_91120704selects employers based on their commitment to supporting women. Together, DCC and Jobs Shared offer the most comprehensive platform for gender equality and workplace flexibility initiatives for employers in Australia.

Diverse City Careers (DCC) pre-screen employers on their initiatives for supporting women in the workplace before allowing them to advertise – this has lead them to be named as Leaders in Advertising in the 2016 Tech Diversity Awards. DCC has had tremendous success in the market, helping companies diversify their workplaces and assisting women to progress their careers while balancing personal and family commitments. DCC Endorsed Employers for Women include the likes of AECOM, Accenture, Atlassian, BHP Billiton, Deloitte, Caltex, CBA and Xero along with a number of startups and SMBs.

“In a recent survey of over 25,000 female job seekers who utilise the DCC jobs board, flexible work arrangements was the most important criteria women looked for in a new employer,” said Valeria Ignatieva, DCC co-founder. “Flexibility encompasses many different aspects, and job sharing is one key initiative that can contribute to more inclusive workplaces.”

Jobs Shared is a job sharing consultancy which provides a free online matching platform, helping people find others to share a full time role. Founder Simone McLaughlin is a former ad executive and identified the ad industry as desperately in need of more flexible work arrangements.

According to a recent study of 400 people in the advertising industry released by AdNews in conjunction with SheSays, 38% of female creatives left agencies because they didn’t feel valued or recognised and 43% did so they could find better work-life balance.

McLaughlin has since expanded into other industries and sees the partnership with DCC as key to driving the uptake of job sharing with more organisations.

“DCC work with companies which are open to discussing flexible work arrangements. When job seekers are applying for a full-time role as a job share team, these are the companies they’d want to approach,” explained McLaughlin. “This partnership means Jobs Shared are able to expand our reach and provide our community with more opportunities to meet their job share partners.”

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About DCC

DCC is a social enterprise helping women pursue rewarding careers, particularly in sectors with high gender inequality rates. Since its conception, DCC has grown rapidly and is now regarded as one of Australia’s leading authorities on gender diversity. The DCC jobs board is Australia’s only exclusive jobs board, meaning employers must be pre-qualified before advertising to ensure a strong focus on diversity and inclusion.

DCC produces a number of resources on topics such as personal branding, negotiation skills and other areas of professional development for women. Winners of the 2016 #techdiversity awards and finalists in the 2015 ARN Women in ICT Awards in the Innovation category, DCC co-founders regularly participate in advocacy events on gender diversity and run community meet-ups and corporate panel sessions along with in-company training. DCC supports a number of industry NFP groups, donating all proceeds from corporate events to charity.


About Jobs Shared

Jobs Shared is a social enterprise creating flexible work solutions through job sharing for both male and females, young and old. Jobs Shared’s goal is to see the ‘mummy stigma’ removed from flexible work and have it become the norm to allow everyone access to flexible work for whatever reason. It provides a free online matching platform to help people find their job share partner, as well as consulting and training services to both companies and individuals to help ensure job sharing best practices are put in place.

Jobs Shared has been named in the top 50 of the Anthill SMART 100 Index for 2016 which is the largest awards program dedicated to innovation in Australia, and Simone (founder and CEO) was recently the inaugural winner of Spotcap’s #Yesismore competition to find Australia’s bravest business person.

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