Workingmums.co.uk in the news

WorkingMums.co.uk has been in the news a lot over the past 12 months. Read on to view summaries of all the key press we have received.

Hands that rock the cradle have many other skills
Daily Telegraph – 06 December 2007

Jamie Oliver discovers that there is an army of unemployed but talented women keen to get back into working life. “We always said we were keen to employ mothers through flexible working arrangements, but the reality was we never practised what we preached. It was all talk”. Read article.

Flying High, the Working Mums
Financial Mail on Sunday – 25 November 2007

Many mothers of young children have part-time jobs, but more than 80 per cent of women who work flexibly say they are forced to take roles that are well below their level of expertise. www.mailonsunday.co.uk

Mums want to work at home, says survey
Enterprise Nation – 19 September 2007

Shedworking blogger, Alex Johnson reports on a new poll from WorkingMums.co.uk, which suggests that 87% of mothers would rather from home than in an office. Read article.

Not Enough Flexibility Argue Mums
Concept Staffing – 17 September 2007
Employers are missing out on a huge pool of talent by failing to offer flexible working. A survey of over 600 mothers found that while the majority put flexibility as their top priority when searching for jobs, an astounding 90 per cent felt it was difficult to find the flexibility they needed with 83 per cent saying that it is hard to find flexible work that utilises their skills. Read article.

Missing out – Employers fail to utilise working mothers to combat skills shortages
Recruitment Consultant – 12 September 2007
Employers are missing out on a huge pool of talent by failing to offer flexible working, according to a new survey by www.workingmums.co.uk. www.rec-con.co.uk

Working mothers left jobless
Milkround – 12 September 2007

Employers are missing out on a huge pool of talent by failing to offer flexible hours to working mothers. A survey of more than 600 mothers revealed the majority put flexibility as their top priority when searching for jobs. www.MilkRound.com

Survey reveals huge pool of talent overlooked by employers
OnRec.com – 11 September 2007
Employers are missing out on a huge pool of talent by failing to offer flexible working, according to a new survey by www.workingmums.co.uk. Read article.

Flexible working ‘denied’ to mothers
BDaily.com – 11 September 2007
About nine out of 10 mothers find it difficult to get a job with sufficient flexibility when they want to return to work, according to research released this week. The survey by workingmums.co.uk also found that many mothers felt employers were unsympathetic towards them. Read article.

Mums are a “huge pool of talent”
Clickajob.com – 11 September 2007
There is a “huge pool” of talented mums that bosses are missing out on, according to a new survey. Conducted by WorkingMums.co.uk, employers that don’t offer flexible working hours could be doing so to their own detriment. www.clickajob.co.uk

Employers ‘are overlooking talent’
HR Review – 11 September 2007
UK employers are missing out on a huge talent pool by failing to offer their staff flexible working conditions, according to new research. Figures, produced by WorkingMums.co.uk, indicate that, of 600 mothers surveyed, 90 per cent felt it was problematic to find the flexibility they require. Read article.

Lack of flexibility for working mothers
HRZone – 11 September 2007

The majority of working mothers are finding it difficult to find the flexibility they need when searching for jobs. Read article.

Working mums’ talent overlooked
MyBusiness.co.uk – 11 September 2007
Employers in the UK’s small and medium-sized businesses could be missing out on a ‘huge pool of talent’, it has been suggested. New research has indicated that a large section of the population – namely, working mothers – are being overlooked by smaller firms, despite the problems employers are facing acquiring suitably skilled staff. Read article.

Mothers ‘denied flexible working’
BBC.co.uk – 10 September 2007
About nine out of 10 mothers find it difficult to get a job with sufficient flexibility when they want to return to work, a survey suggests. Read article.

BBC Xtra English
BBCArabic.com – September 2007
Welcome to BBC Xtra English. Today Cath and Liliane are talking about working mums and flexible working. A survey by website workingmums.co.uk looked at the issues surrounding women returning to work after having children. www.BBCArabic.com

Survey reveals huge pool of talent overlooked by employers
Comms-Dealer.com – September 2007

Employers are missing out on a huge pool of talent by failing to offer flexible working, according to a new survey by www.workingmums.co.uk, a jobsite for professional women looking for flexible, part-time, office and home-based job opportunities.www.comms-dealer.com

Survey reveals huge pool of talent overlooked by employers
HRLook.com – September 2007

Employers are missing out on a huge pool of talent by failing to offer flexible working, according to a new survey by www.workingmums.co.uk. www.hrlook.com

How to attact working mothers
Newbusiness.co.uk – September 2007The majority of working mothers require flexibility in their working arrangements but 90% struggle to find it. And that could open doors for smaller organisations that have traditionally missed out on top staff. www.newbusiness.co.uk

Q&A: WorkingMums founder Gillian Nissim
E-consultancy.com – 13 August 2007
WorkingMums is a recently-launched online service in the UK that displays flexible jobs opprtunities for women. Started last year by Gillian Nissim, a working Mum herself, the business has been profitable since November and has signed up 600 employers. We asked Gillian about her experiences of launching a start-up and her plans for the future. Read article.

Returning to work as a parent – tips from the top
Smallbusiness.co.uk – August 2007
As a mother of two and founder of WorkingMums.co.uk, Gillian Nissim says she knows what it’s like to try to get back into work and start a business after having a child. SmallBusiness.co.uk asked her to touch on some of the issues faced by mums wanted to work more flexibly or for themselves and offer some insights. Read article.

Keeping it casual
Personnel Today Online – 13 June 2007
Part-time workers are part of the fabric of organisations, but are often overlooked and unintentionally discriminated against. Kate Hilpern reports. Read article.





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