Category: Working Mum

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: 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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Category: Support Services

The Challenge of Being a Single Mother and Working

All working mothers understand about the juggle in a way that non-mothers do not. I sometimes think we need a special siren for our cars/ bikes/ public transport for when...

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Category: Working Mum

Is it time we all slow down?

Research suggests women are doing more household and caring chores along with more hours working outside of the home than ever before. We're forever trying to get through our "To...

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Category: Job Search

Finding time for yourself as a busy mum

At JustMums Recruitment we work with women every day and know the challenges that modern parenting presents to working Mums. There’s a sense that we can have it all, and in...

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Category: Flexibility

More flexibility for working parents would benefit us all

On Friday, the JustMums Recruitment team were honoured to attend an International Business Leaders think tank event (run by our partners Parents at Work) on the subject of advancing parental leave...

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Category: Working Mum

We’re officially a nation of “taxi driving” mums – how to ease the juggle

During the week Allianz Australia released their research findings into the driving habits of everyday Australians and it was no surprise to see the statistics revealing that we’re a generation...

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Category: Working Mum

8 tips for surviving the school holidays!

Maybe you’re about to begin holidays or are mid-way through, but here’s a few ideas to help for smoother days! 1. PLAN AHEAD– this is probably stating the obvious and...

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Category: #JustMums

Changing direction: why so many women are forging new career paths post kids

Having kids is life changing in more ways than one. It affects your relationships, your identity, your finances and, in many cases, your career. Starting a family can be a...

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Category: Support Services

If you’re a busy mum and your child needs a hand at school – what do you do?

If you’re a busy mum and your child needs a hand at school – what do you do? Online tutoring provides a solution for your children and Need a Tutor...

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Category: Working Mum

Mummy, why do you have to work?

One sentence, delivered innocently by a small child can have such power. It can bring a grown woman to her knees, to make tears start streaming down her face and...

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Category: Working Mum

Child Care Subsidy – what does it all mean?

Whilst there’s been much media coverage and (we imagine) notifications from your childcare centres around the changes to the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate, there are a couple...

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Category: #JustMums

Radio interview – Talking “Flexible Workplaces” on Talking Lifestyle

Erin Kefalas was recently interviewed on Talking Lifestyle about what we learnt from our recent "Flexible Workplaces" survey - and why it's so important for employers to offer flexible work...

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Category: Recruitment

Working Parent: Why They Make Great Leaders & How They Do It

It’s time to myth bust. There’s a rumour going around (and has been for an eternity) that once an employee becomes a parent they lose interest and motivation to advance...

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Category: Working Mum

Our Top Tips for Mums with Preps

It's a big week as four members of the JustMums team prepare to send their children off to school this week for the very first time - all with mixed...

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Category: Return to Work

The 5 things you need to do differently in 2018

The presents have been opened, the food has been eaten, the grog has been drunk, the house has been cleaned… now what? The post Christmas week is the perfect time...

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Category: #JustMums

Prep orientation can be hard – and that’s just for the parents!

For many working parents, managing kinder and school timetables can often be challenging. Whilst we all try our best not to miss important milestones or events in our children’s lives,...

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