Blog Articles

  • Remote working
    Written by Phillipa Geard, CEO of RecruitMyMom. Remote working - should companies continue or not? As millions of employees scramble into remote working since the global COVID-19 outbreak, the question on many employers minds, post-lockdown, will be "do we continue with remote working or not?" In...
  • Gender Diversity
     If we are to curb the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) and empower women economically, then we have to find ways to stop the talent gender leak in the economy by looking at why women are leaving their careers and what can be done to stop the pipeline leak.  In South Africa, there are more...
  • Coronavirus Impact In The Workplace
    Now that the World Health Organisation has declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic and the President has declared it a national emergency, employers are under increased pressure to take action: What precautionary measures should be taken, what forms of leave apply, how must...
  • “Pressing pause” on your career – so that you can make the shift to dedicated fulltime parenting – is both noble, and terrifying. For some, it’s a no-brainer. For most of us, it takes courage. It’s a  tough decision to put your child’s needs (at the foundational stage) before your own.  Choosing to...
  • What to consider when taking on part-time accounting jobs in South Africa
    More and more companies are realising the resource and cost benefits of hiring part-time in South Africa. Similarly, many qualified workers, particularly those with familial obligations, are appreciating the advantages of working part-time. Thanks to the advancements in technology and the advent of...
  • Re-entry programmes on the rise as a way to attract top female talent.
    In 2008 Goldman and Sachs conceived the idea of a re-entry programme and dubbed it a Returnship. Since then it has gained popularity amongst businesses who are using it to bridge the ever-increasing skills gap within the job market. A survey released by PWC in 2017 stated that 28% of companies...
  • Tapping into the Skilled Labour Pool of  Working Moms
    If you own or manage your own business, you know how difficult it can be to find skilled staff that fits in with your company culture. The future of work is bringing changes to the way we hire people. We need more on-demand skills, and RecruitMyMom has a pool of highly skilled moms that have thus...
  • With unemployment in South Africa still on the rise and the skills gap becoming increasingly wider, businesses might need to reconsider the way they are hiring in order to find, attract and retain talented employees. Job-sharing provides an excellent solution to the above and has great benefits for...
  • Parental leave - Employee rights as from 1 January 2020 Labourwise
    What is Parental Leave under South African labour law? This article helps you understand parental leave. Employees are legally entitled to parental leave, adoption leave and commissioning parental leave as from 1 January 2020. This follows a proclamation issued by the President (on 23 December 2019...
  • How to reduce your staffing cost while still growing the business
    You have deadlines to meet and need skilled staff to help you meet the deadline, but you cannot afford the high staffing cost to hire any more permanent staff... what can you do? The solution is easy.... Hire career part-timers. An online agency like RecruitMyMom specialises in matching forward-...