Two part-time co-workers will share the same position and duties with job sharing, splitting their workload between them. This can be useful for employees who are parents and caregivers, and it can reduce your employee turnover rates because those team members won’t come up against workplace and time restrictions.
Job sharing is also useful in challenging roles where shared knowledge is advantageous. It’s not something that you can force on your workers with good results, though — let your employees know that you’d like to explore job sharing and explain how it would work.
Then, invite them to explore how this would work in their own schedule and discuss their options with human resources when they’re ready. You may need to start with a pilot group of volunteers to observe and troubleshoot before rolling out this flexible option to everyone.