Category: Working Mum

Category: Flexibility

Meet the people benefiting from the jobs boom

Excerpt of an article featured in the AFR on 14 June 2019. Heather McGiddy Executive Assistant, Abbotsford, Victoria. Heather McGiddy, 44, wears many hats: executive assistant, start-up founder, secretary of...

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Category: Coaching

Mid year goal setting – does it work?

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer Like chalk and cheese, goal setting and the mid year don’t ever...

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Category: Support Services

Guide to household help in Australia

It's hard to know if you're getting the right household help for your family if you don't know what's available. Learning about how much different services cost, what (if any)...

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Category: Interviews

Interview with a Working Mum – Nina Gibson

Meet Nina Gibson – a National Partnership & Development Manager with a young daughter. We asked Nina about her experiences as a working mum and what advice she would give...

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Category: Flexibility

Workplace flexibility

Article published by Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Flexibility is becoming increasingly important for organisations across Australia as they begin to recognise it as a key enabler of gender equality. To...

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Category: #JustMums

Every day is Flexible Working Day at JustMums Recruitment

At JustMums we walk the talk! Our team all work remotely and flexibly. Each team member chooses their days and hours to suit their family commitments and childcare arrangements. It...

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Category: Discrimination

Example of Unfair Treatment at Work

Performance Management Action You have been handed a performance management plan and asked to sign it before next week. It feels like it came out of nowhere, and that it...

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Category: Discrimination

Flexibility high on the agenda for working mums

In December 2018, JustMums Recruitment surveyed over 550 women in Australia & New Zealand about their employment preferences and experiences which gave us great insights into life as a working...

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Category: Interviews

Interview with a Working Mum – Michelle Pratt

Meet Michelle Pratt – a Finance Manager with two young children. We asked Michelle about her experiences as a working mum and what advice she would give to other mums...

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Category: Flexibility

Parents at Work Podcast series

JustMums Recruitment partner with Parents at Work on a number of initiatives. Parents at Work support not only mums and dads but also organisations to better manage the challenges of...

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Category: Coaching

Getting prepared to return to the workforce

Returning to work after parental leave can be daunting, but a little bit of preparation can ensure the process is less stressful. We’ve outlined some of the steps you’ll need to take to give yourself more confidence in your return to the workforce.  Ensure...

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Category: Announcements

JustMums Recruitment Annual Survey Results 2018

We surveyed over 550 women in December 2018 about their employment preferences and their experiences as a working mum. The results paint a clear picture of what employers need to...

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Category: Resumes

‘But I’m just a mum!’ – Tackling transferable skills and your resume

Those five dreaded words – ‘But I’m just a mum!’ Time and time again in my career as a resume writer and recruitment professional, I have come across mums who...

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Category: Discrimination

Flexing your rights: when can an employer refuse a flexible working request

Many workplaces throughout Australia employ individuals on flexible workplace arrangements. These arrangements are growing in popularity and give people the ability to better balance work and life as well as...

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Category: Return to Work

‘A full-time role in part-time hours’: the truth about flexible work

Excerpt of an article featured in The Age April 8, 2019 Returning to work after maternity leave has been a lesson in many things: How to effectively avoid the sticky...

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Category: Working Mum

Working mums aim for flexible work in their next role

Excerpt of an article featured on HRD online. Flexible work may be the key to keeping working mothers happy in their role. The majority of working mums in Australia and...

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Category: Return to Work

Working full-time hours in a part-time role?

In the JustMums survey at the end of 2018 we asked mums about their experiences in the workplace and one of the comments we received was: “My request for flexibility...

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Category: Discrimination

Face the Facts: Gender Equality 2018

The Australian Human Rights Commission has published some astounding statistics on gender equality issues. The main highlights are as follows: Women and girls make up just over half (50.7 per...

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Category: Working Mum

A hot cross bun is fine for a birthday cake

Article written by Natalie Walker, CEO at PartnerSPEAK. Single, working mamas, I see you. It's my four year old's birthday tomorrow. It's five past six in the morning and I'm...

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Category: Interviews

Interview with a Working Mum – Wynona Whalley

Meet Wynona Whalley – a recruitment consultant with a young daughter. We asked Wynona about her experiences as a working mum and what advice she would give to other mums...

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Category: Return to Work

The parent room helping mothers to stay at work

Excerpt of an article featured in The Age 24.2.19, written by Charlotte Grieve. Erin Kefalas, director of recruitment agency Just Mums, says there is not a "one size fits all"...

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Category: Working Mum

Why is flexibility so important for working parents?

Just last week Rachel (our Founding Director) received a call from not one but two working mums who had been denied time off to attend their child's first day of...

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Category: Working Mum

5 tips for getting back into the school routine

The time has come! The longest school holidays of the year are over and kids all over the country headed back to school this week. You may have already started...

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Category: Working Mum

How to look after yourself in the school holidays

More often the one thing that we overlook when we’re planning for the school holidays is ourselves. When do we get the chance to have some much needed R&R or...

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Category: Discrimination

Achieving Parental Leave Equality Roundtable Report 2018

Our partners Parents at Work along with Baker McKenzie held a roundtable discussion on 26th November 2018, and have released a report with their findings. The aim of the roundtable...

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Category: Discrimination

Key trends reported in the WGEA scorecard 2018

On 13th December 2018, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) released their latest data on gender equality in Australian workplaces. The data was collected over a 5-year period from 2013-2018,...

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Category: Announcements

JustMums Recruitment Annual Survey Launched

We are pleased to announce that the JustMums Recruitment Annual Survey 2018 has been launched. The aim of the survey is to understand the life of a working mum. It...

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Category: Recruitment

5 benefits of hiring a working mum

Rather than seeing a working mum as a problem, organisations need to embrace the fact that a working mum can bring many advantages to the business. Many incredibly talented women...

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Category: Job Search

Would you benefit from working with a JustMums Career Coach?

At JustMums we like to think of ourselves as a one-stop shop for working mothers and whilst our main business offering is around recruitment and placing mums into flexible roles,...

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Category: #JustMums

Has sleep become the new holy grail for working parents? 

Daylight savings starts in most states this weekend. Yes, those dreaded words every parent shudders when they hear… DAYLIGHT SAVINGS! Back when there was just me I wouldn’t have blinked...

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