FAQ's - General

I need a virtual assistant! An often heard question from busy business owners that desperately need help albeit administrative assistance or any other skill. 

How do you go about hiring or finding a virtual assistant? RecruitMyMom's virtual assist support is the answer you seek. 

Hire a Virtual Assistant from RecruitMyMom - Virtual Assist Support

Simply load a job specification here >>  of what you require, and one of our trained Recruiters will source, interview and provide you with the best virtual assistant. 

You can employ them on your payroll or hire them as an Independent Consultant through RecruitMyMom. 

Post your Job for free and pay only for success. 

Types of Virtual Assistant Roles we provide include : 

Office and Administration virtual support

Digital Marketing, including social media content writers and customer support. 

Personal Assistant - yes hire a virtual PA! Ask your PA to do the chores you do not have time for. 

Hire Virtual Financial support at varying levels from Bookkeepers to CA's, and cloud-based accounting services in programmes like Xero. 

Researchers for all levels of research can be done virtually. 

Legal support and consultants work virtually. 

HR support and consultants that like to work virtually are available on RecruitMyMom



RecruitMyMom is all about assisting skilled Moms to find flexible and part-time meaningful work. All our communication and interactions are geared towards Moms. We do understand that there are stay-at-home Dads too, and we do assist stay-at-home Dads looking for part-time and flexible work. We are looking for career part-timers to ensure that when a client fills a part-time or flexible position, they are not disappointed by a candidate who leaves for full-time employment opportunities. 

There are some women who are not Moms and have disabilities which do not allow them to be able to work full time. We do assist these women too as they fall into the category of career part-timers. 

Part-time and flexible working can be reduced hours or part of the hours worked from home for a full-time position. 



When a fixed term or consultant employee, as introduced by RMM, is appointed permanently by The Client, a permanent placement fee of ten (10) percent of the First years remuneration including bonuses, allowances and commissions becomes applicable as well as the Warranty. 

The parties agree that this amount is what RMM will lose by way of income and agree that no further proof of loss of income is required in this respect.  In the event that RMM needs to recover this amount from the job-provider the job-provider acknowledges that it would be liable for legal fees on an attorney and own client basis.  This paragraph is without prejudice to any and all other legal rights that RMM may have against the client.



Should the permanent placement of the RMM-Candidate not be successful and the services of the Candidate is terminated lawfully by the Client or Candidate, RMM must be given the opportunity to replace the candidate with another candidate and no additional placement fee will be charged for the 2nd placement.  This warranty is on condition that there is no difference between the remuneration of candidates. Should there be a difference in remuneration, the difference will be worked into the fee reconciliation. 

Should a suitable replacement candidate not be found within 45 days, from the date of receiving a written request to replace the successful candidate by the Client, the following refund calculated from the day notice is given to RecruitMyMom will be applicable:  

Permanent Placement (10% fee) : 

Within 30 days a credit of 80% of the fee to apply

Within 60 days a credit of 60% of the fee to apply

Within 90 days a credit of 40% of the fee to apply



 Advertise your job on RecruitMyMom for free.

You only pay for a successful placement only. 

See our full terms and conditions, warranty and placement fees here >> 



Define Flexible working and what it means? 

Flexible work or flexi work is when a worker is not required to work a standard 8am to 5pm day in the office.  The employee can work hours before, during or after this time frame to complete the required work.

Must a certain amount of hours be completed?

It depends. If the employer expects daily, weekly or monthly hours to be filled then this is agreed up front with the employee. If it is an outcomes based assignment, then the hours may be variable and the job complete when the deliverables on the assignment completed.

Is Flexible work always office based?

No, some work can be done from a remote location such as a home office. If you as an employer are looking to retain and hire skilled Moms, then a flexible working arrangement might work well for the employee and the business.

Does starting early or ending late constitute flexible working?

Yes. Most Moms however, would prefer a reduced hour day or the flexibility to complete certain hours/tasks from home.

Why do people choose flexible work?

Employees can adjust their work schedules to accommodate, hobbies, family responsibilities and other personal tasks that need to be undertaken.  It saves on travelling time if travel can be done outside of peak traffic congestion.

What are the advantages of flexible working for employees?

An enabling of work and family life integration, more productive, less time spent in the traffic.

What are the advantages for employers?

Higher staff loyalty, higher levels of motivation, less absenteeism, more productivity, less overtime, lower running costs of office space etc.

Are certain people exempt from participating in flexible work?

It depends on the employer, but flexi working is becoming far more acceptable as technology assists employees to work remotely.

Does South African have legislation on flexible hours?

No. The Labour Relations Act does not single out flexible workers. Any person who works for one employer for more than 24 hours per month is covered by the Act.

See our article on our blog >> https://www.recruitmymom.co.za/blog/what-flexible-working-really-means


What does the labour law say about fixed 3 month contracts?

Section 198B(1) defines a fixed term contract as a contract of employment that terminates on:

·         the occurrence of a specific event;

·         the completion of a specified task or project;

·         a fixed date other than an employee’s normal or agreed retirement age.

·         The nature of the work is of a limited or definite duration. (Examples of this is where the person is employed to complete a specific task, for example, a building which may take longer than three months to complete (section 198B(3)(a)).


The protections  on fixed term contracts do not apply to:

•    Employees who earn R205 433,30 per annum

•    Employers who have fewer than 10 employees; or

•    Employers who have fewer than 50 employees and who have been in business for fewer than two years unless the employer has more than one business or the business was formed from other existing businesses.

If the employee is protected and the employer has more than 10 employees or has been in business for more than 2 years or has more than 1 business, the duration of fixed term contracts is limited to three months.

You may only extend the duration of a fixed term contract, if there is a justifiable reason for extending the employment of these employees  after three months. Examples of justifiable reasons to extend the duration of the contract:


·      is replacing another temporarily absent employee;

·      is employed due to a temporary increase in work which is not expected to endure beyond 12 months;

·      is a student or recent graduate employed for the purpose of being trained or to gain work experience to enter a job or profession;

·      is employed to work exclusively on a specific project of limited or defined duration.

·      is a non-citizen granted a work permit for a defined period;

·      is employed to perform seasonal work;

·      is employed on an official public works scheme or similar job creation scheme;

·      is employed in a position funded by an external source for a limited period;

·      has reached the normal or agreed retire age in that business.


If any of the above is present, a fixed term contract may be extended past 3 months.


  1. Are we dealing with a protected employee:  R205 433.30 p.a?
  2. Are we dealing with protected employer? Fewer than 10 employees or fewer than 50 employees who has been trading less than 2 years? Or the employer has more than one business.
  3. If No, limited duration of fixed term to 3 months
  4. If Yes, then protections do not apply.

Yes we use several independent contractors for our clients.

 We contract your services on behalf of our clients; you are remunerated directly from RecruitMyMom on submission of your completed and authorized time sheets. As a RecruitMyMom independent contractor your agreed rate is adjusted upwards to include our service fees to the client. 

You will receive an Independent contractor contract to sign when being appointed to one of the roles advertised on this website. Independent contractors may not negotiate their own rates,  bill our clients directly or offer any other products and services to clients of RecruitMyMom. If a client is introduced via RecruitMyMom, the client remains a client of RecruitMyMom and not the independent contractor. We can replace an independent contractor at any time if the need arises. 

Contractor rates need to be reasonable and take into consideration the fact that we adjust the rate upwards to include an agency fee. 


Yes, we have several Members that we use for more than one independent contracting or freelancing roles at a time. The beauty of contracting independently for RecruitMyMom is that we pay our contractors for the work done, they do not have to be concerned about payment from non-paying clients. 


As a RecruitMyMom Independent contractor we source work for our busy members. We contract your services on behalf of our clients; you are remunerated directly from RecruitMyMom on submission of your completed and client authorized time sheets. As a RecruitMyMom independent contractor your agreed rate is adjusted upwards to include our service fees to the client. 

You will receive an Independent contractor contract to sign when being appointed to one of the roles advertised on this website. Independent contractors may not bill our clients directly or offer any other products and services to clients of RecruitMyMom.

RecruitMyMom places an agency fee over and above the service fee of our Independent contractors, which is billed to the client.

Read our full Terms and Conditions for more detail. 


There are no fees for job-seekers.




At all times you will be asked for written permission to conduct reference and back ground checks. 

 Employers may request this for one of several reasons. If government security clearances are required for the job you are  interviewing for, an employment background check will be required. The employer may want to make sure you are telling the truth. It's estimated that up over 40% of CV's can contain false or tweaked information, so, employers want to insure that what they are getting in an employee is what they were promised. The employer may perform a background check to find out whether you actually graduated from the college you said you did or to confirm that you worked at your previous employer(s) during the time stated on your CV or your job application.





We will inform you of jobs  based on your selected skills within the "Skills Box" and your completed CV. 

Ensure your CV is 100% complete. 

Some jobs are generic and could suit any number of skill-sets, for these jobs we recommend: 

1. That you regularly check the job-listings page for new jobs. 

2. Join our Facebook or Twitter page. The first place we advertise new jobs is on Facebook. www.facebook.com/recruitmymom.co.za

3. Sign up for our newsletters.

4. Follow us on LinkedIn. 


There are several reasons why you cannot upload a CV onto our website:

  1. We can easily search for the information we require on an electronic CV format. 
  2. Employers find it very useful to receive standardised CV's from all our applicants. 
  3. We want to protect the privacy of our members. We are therefore able to hide certain information from electronic CV's. 
  4. Employers have no doubt as to where the CV comes from as it is branded RecruitMyMom. 

You will be required to complete an online CV in addition to the initial account profile. From this information a .pdf CV format is automatically produced and we are able to send them to employers.  Only potential employers of positions you apply to  will be able to view your CV. 

To update your CV do the following:

Log-in to your account.

Select "Edit My Profile"

Select "My CV"

Ensure you write in full sentences and fully explain all your skills. Add one line per sentence. Complete up to 12 places of previous employment. 

Select "Save" when finished. 


Click on "MEMBER LOG-IN" on the top RHS of the Home page. 

Click on the top tab labelled "Request new Password" or follow this link >>

All you need to know is your email address. 

To find your Username, the email you receive will address you as "Dear Username."


Absolutely yes, some of our most talented Moms are based in remote areas of the country, and work remotely from home. We look for both skilled Moms and suitable jobs throughout the country and even into the rest of Africa. 



Sadly South Africa does not have a robust way of checking up on whether a company or individual will pay you or not. That said we request that members use the review process to review the company once work has been completed. Likewise we encourage companies to review the skilled Mom who has completed work for them. If any company (or registered member) fails to uphold their side of a working agreement RecruitMyMom.co.za reserves the right to not work with the defaulting party in future. 


For permanent and temporary employment, the employer must provide you with a LRA compliant contract. Do not start working without a signed contract in place. The employer can purchase a generic contract from RecruitMyMom if required. The employer is liable to pay your salary. 

For Independent Consultants and Freelancers, RecruitMyMom bills the client and follows up on payment. RecruitMyMom pays all Independent Consultants by the end of the month, provided the money has cleared in the RecruitMyMom bank account. 




As a Free member you can decide to cancel your membership at any stage.  If you decide to cancel your Premium membership, you may do so by emailing us prior to your next billing cycle. To cancel, contact RecruitMyMom.co.za by email using the Contact Us form and we will cancel your membership within 48 business hours. Cancellations do not entitle you to refunds for periods you are already enrolled in. 


For permanent and temporary positions the employer pays your salary directly. 

For any freelance or consulting work,  as an independent consultant  you will be paid by RecruitMyMom for the period of the project.  You will be required to complete an independent consultant agreement and time-sheets and submit them to RecruitMyMom for payment. 



Jobs are removed as soon as the employer  informs us that the job has been filled. If they forget to tell us, the job will expire and be removed automatically after 60 days. Members  are encouraged to let us know when they have been offered a position. 

There are times when jobs are over-subscribed by job-seekers. Employers may request that the job be unpublished on the site until they have sifted through the CV's. 



The membership criteria set out for RectuitMyMom.co.za are to ensure that we can confidently advertise to employers, experienced, skilled and professional Moms. If you have succeeded in your field of expertise and have the experience to show for it then we will gladly consider your membership. 



That is absolutely fine. We understand that in your career you may branch out into different fields from what you studied. We do prefer that the two or more years experience you have is in the field in which you seek work. 


We have a strong philosophy of protecting your privacy. At no stage will your personal details be visible on the site, unless you have volunteered to be one of our “Meet one of our Moms.” The details we collect on this site are for RecruitMyMom.co.za purposes to know our members and better be able to market your skills collectively together with other members. See Privacy Policy for more detail. 


You need to be a member of RecruitMyMom.co.za to have access to the full job listings page. When you as a member log-in you will be able to view all the available jobs by selecting the  "JOB LISTINGS" page. When you see a job that interests you, click on the description to view further details such as hours required and rate of pay.  

To apply for a position select "Apply for this job" at the bottom of the job specification.

You will be notified if your CV profile is not 100% complete.

If it is not complete you will be required to complete it.

Once complete select "Apply for this job".

Write a compelling, short covering note highlighting why you feel you are suited to this position.  

This covering note together with an email notification will be sent to the employer informing them that a CV is waiting to be viewed. 

The employer will then view the CV's online and ask you a question if needed. 

As a job-seeker you may be notified via email that an email awaits you from an employer. 

The employer may request a job interview or decline a CV application. 

If you are successfully selected for a temp, fixed contract or freelance role you will be required to sign  a contract with RecruitMyMom and return it to our office before commencement of employment.  See Terms and Conditions. 




Employers post a time-wise job on the site via the Employers Page. Job posting and registration is free. 

The job is reviewed to make sure it fits with the needs of our time-wise members, namely the work can be completed in 35 hours per week or less or it is full-time employment with flexible working hours (to us having a start time of 8am or 9am is not flexible enough). We do not accept network sales positions unless under special circumstances. Once approved, the job is posted onto the Skilled Mom member’s section of the site under "JOB LISTINGS". The job is marketed to the members. 

Members apply for a position via the website.

Depending on the level of service required, employers will receive notification of applications for the job via email. By logging into the Client Account and selecting “View CV applications for jobs I have posted” one can view CV’s.

Employers can ask questions of applicants and request an interview. 

Fees are paid upon successful employment.

Job Seekers:

Job seekers can join as a Free Members. Once membership is approved Members can login, complete the online RecruitMyMom CV and view the full list of available jobs at any time. Members are required to complete a full CV form, which will be used to compile a standard CV template. This template will be sent to potential Employers when a job seeker applies for a position advertised on the website. To protect ones private information, employers can interact with members who have applied for a position via the website. At interview request stage, private information will be communicated to an employer from RecruitMyMom.

For any of the following jobs, members will be required to contract via RecruitMyMom as a consultant/freelancer/contractor and complete a RecruitMyMom time sheet. This will be submitted to the Employer for signature by the consultant and then to RecruitMyMom for payment. RecruitMyMom puts a small mark-up on all consultant, freelance and contractor fees. 

•    Fixed contract /Temporary

•    Freelance

•    Project / Various hours

•    Consulting