Questions & Answers
Q: What is the purpose of Skill Share?
A: During this remote work arrangement, we want to make sure we are fully engaging our staff. It allows us to fully maximize our employee skills and resources.
Q: If I accept one of the work assignments, who will I report to?
A: You will continue to report to your Supervisor. The Manager/Project Owner might also provide feedback regarding your performance.
Q: Do I have to have experience in doing the new task?
A: Some projects will require experience while others do not. This is also an opportunity to learn new skills and grow professionally.
Q: How many hours per week will the projects take?
A: That will be determined by your Supervisor and the Manager/Project Owner.
Q: If I have a current job that keeps me partially busy, can I still participate in Skill Share?
A: Yes, as long as it is approved by your Supervisor.
Q: Will I get paid more to do certain projects?
A: No. If selected for a project, it is a reallocation of your underutilized talent due to the remote work arrangement. Accordingly, it is considered a temporary work assignment and not additional duties above and beyond your current job description.
Q: Is this something that I am required to do?
A: You are required to work your regularly scheduled hours per week. Skill Share is designed to give you plenty of projects that will help to fill that time.
Q: How will you measure competency for selection to a project?
A: You might be interviewed by the Manager/Project Owner posting the project.
Q. Will WesternU provide guidance on how to use the Skill Share system?
A. Yes. If guidance is needed.
Q: Do I need to complete the projects on the internet? My service is spotty where I live.
A: Not all projects will require you to be online at all times. You may download work where permitted.
Still have questions? This is a new initiative and will be improved with time. Please share your feedback! We are working to continually improve your Skill Share experience. Submit any questions/comments to SkillShare@westernu.edu.