Women on maternity leave looking to return to work are often faced with the prospect of being demoted purely because they can’t commit to a full-time role as a new mother. In today’s competitive landscape, Endi Frydman believes companies should nurture and offer more flexible solutions for talented candidates despite their inability to commit to full-time work.
Furthermore, in Australia, it is known that women represent only 12 percent of ASX200 executive managers. Job sharing allows two part-time individuals to work in a big role, thus ensuring job satisfaction and allowing women to continue on their career trajectory into senior leadership roles. Endi believes job sharing will create a diverse team of senior decision makers that better reflect their customer base and are more equipped to champion customer needs. Not to mention that research indicates greater female participation in senior decision-making consistently leads to increased company financial success.
Throughout her career, Endi Frydman often found herself representing highly skilled and talented women who were seeking flexible opportunities. These opportunities were few and far between and the candidates often had to sacrifice a rewarding role, fair remuneration and employee progression, for flexible working arrangements. After juggling the demands of being a mother herself with the stress, responsibility and sales targets of a full-time role condensed into flexible hours, Endi burnt out. During her sabbatical, Endi was able to reassess her lifestyle and her priorities and it was during this time that OneJob TwoMinds was born.
Endi says she is passionate about creating pathways for individuals to combine successful careers with balanced and fulfilling lifestyles. Pathways that support an individual’s core values, enjoyment and ultimately job satisfaction. This passion led to her exploration of job sharing and the ways in which it benefits both candidates and clients.
Job sharing not only allows for flexible working arrangements but also offers infinite opportunities and a wealth of benefits for all involved says Endi.
One of those benefits is the unique ability for job sharers to manage their workflow and responsibilities effectively because they can switch off when they are not at work. So, whether at home spending time with family, on holiday or pursuing a passion, both clients and candidates can share high levels of confidence and peace of mind that the role and responsibilities are being managed competently and comprehensively given the continual coverage provided by two individuals.
A lifelong learner, so far Endi has completed a Double Degree in Business (Marketing) and Arts (Japanese), as well as a Diploma in the Neuroscience of Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management. Endi is also DISC ADVANCED and Hogan certified.
Endi says her mission is to make job sharing an everyday reality in the Australian workplace. By working with innovative organisations and leaders with a progressive attitude, OneJob TwoMinds is making an important contribution to an increase in the number of women in senior roles and leadership positions.
For more information visit the website: www.onejobtwominds.com.au