Innovation That Matters

Job site for working parents

Work & Lifestyle

A couple of years ago we wrote about Yummy Mummy Careers, a Canadian classified ad site designed for moms seeking jobs.* Inspired by that story, an Australian entrepreneur–Kate Sykes–launched a similar site in her own country. Though it’s named for working mothers, CareerMums actually includes in its target audience all skilled parents seeking work. With a national online jobs board and candidate board, the site aims to connect skilled parents with flexible employers offering full-time, part-time, job share and contract style roles. Using CareerMums is free for job seekers, who can set up job alerts, post their profiles for prospective employers, register and search for jobs. The site offers a range of resources to assist job-seekers in transitioning back into the workplace after parental leave, including survey data, a flexible work proposal toolkit, and tips on dealing with recruiters. CareerMums also works with employers to adopt flexible work practices and retain working parents, offering several plug-in HR toolkits toward that end. Will family-friendly workplaces ever become the norm? We sure hope so. In the meantime, sites like this can be replicated around the globe! * Yummy Mummy Careers added networking services to their website and now operates under a new name:



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