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Job share: can this work in management?

Claire Tiney (HR Director, Mothercare plc, Watford, UK)

International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management

ISSN: 0959-0552

Article publication date: 1 September 2004



This article looks at the retail industry's obligation to provide late opening hours, seven days a week and, in some instances, 24/7. Assesses the affects on employees’ working patterns, childcare issues and whether these obligations have a positive or negative effect on the business. Concludes that job‐share is a good way to retain experienced individuals, giving management cover throughout the year and allows the business to capitalise on the strengths and skills of two people.



Tiney, C. (2004), "Job share: can this work in management?", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 32 No. 9, pp. 430-433.



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