Unilever Brasil is testing a pioneering Job Sharing project (shared position) in its Human Resources area. The main objective of this project is to enable the conciliation of an active career with its personal priorities.
Two company´s professionals from the human resources area Carolina Mazziero and Liana Fecarotta started to share one of the diretories of Human Resources, by working three days a week.
As part of the initial measures to try out this new form of action at Unilever, the strategic plans are always developed together and, for two days a week, both of them are in the office, attending face-to-face meetings, so that the eye-to- team conexion is maintained.
The project emerged from the confluence between the individual demands of the two employees and the company’s agenda, which prioritizes innovation in work relations continuously. “We were going through a relatively similar moment in our personal life, in wich we would like to have more time to take care of ourselves, study and spend time with our families, besides discussing some scenarios that would benefit both us and the company,” says Carolina Mazziero, director of human resources at Unilever Brasil.
“Working in an organization that is open to experiencing unconventional models and solutions was fundamental to putting the project into practice,” highlightsLiana Fecarotta, director of human resources at Unilever Brazil. “Our idea was greeted with enthusiasm rather than skepticism. The world is changing fast and large corporations need to keep pace, and more than that, they need to take the lead and lead these changes, “Fecarotta adds.
According to Luciana Paganato, vice president of Human Resources at Unilever Brasil and the direct leader of both professionals, “promoting innovation in the human resources management model is on Unilever’s agenda of priorities. It’s what allows us to not only meet new and different needs – that always come in a team of professionals as heterogeneous as the one we have here – but also to attract and retain talent in a changing job market. “