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Job Sharing - A way to do more with less

By Tim Smith

Given the economic tsunami that many manufacturers have been experiencing over the past 6-12 months it has become necessary to cut their workforce. But business needs to continue...the challenge is how to be able to satisfy customer needs and meet projected sales targets or project demands in the near future while having to trim your workforce to maintain sustainability.

"Job sharing" is an alternative work arrangement whereby the duties and responsibilities of a full-time position are shared by two part-time employees. Eachemployee may be responsible for the whole job and all of its tasks, or alternatively,some projects or tasks may be assigned independently. By definition, for a job to beshared, both employees are accountable for the majority of its responsibilities, andmust interact in order to accomplish them.

his is the traditional definition of job…

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The Burlington/Oakville and Milton Consortium got together for an engaging roundtable discussion on Training Effectiveness and Knowledge Transfer in their workplaces on April 9th.

Training programs and fostering continuous learning in a manufacturing facility is a critical component in any organization and costly...but businesses don't always evaluate the effectiveness of that training.  How do we determine the Return on Investment for in-plant and external training?  Should this not be part of your internal tracking?

Some points to ponder...

2008 Survey of Canadian Attitudes toward Learning indicate that financial considerations remain a key obstacle to work-related…

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