Kochie’s Business Builders competition winners’ JustMums Recruitment continues to go from strength to strength, with the company announcing its acquisition of Working Mothers Connect, New Zealand. The move sees the recruitment business expand its reach to bring together over 60,000 mums in Australia and New Zealand who are actively seeking flexible work opportunities.
Erin Kefalas, director of JustMums describes Working Mothers Connect as a like-minded organisation whose online platform will complement JustMums’ existing business model to provide an end-to-end solution.
Since launching in 2012 JustMums has placed hundreds of women in flexible workplaces allowing working mums to achieve the flexible family-friendly job opportunities they need to return to the workforce.
Rachel Perkins founder and Director of JustMums describes the acquisition as an exciting move for the two companies.
“These are two complementary but very unique businesses – one connecting mums with flexible roles and employers through a digital platform, and the other providing a more personalised offering through recruitment, coaching and support services.
“It is an exciting time for mums as they will have greater access to resources and support to overcome the challenges many face when they return to work or struggle to balance career and family.”
Founder of Working Mothers Connect, Natasha Gallardo, said after meeting with Rachel and Erin she realised she had found a company which is a great fit for their community of working mums.
“They get it, as they are working mums themselves,” Gallardo said. “With their recruitment expertise and our automated job platform the opportunity to merge made perfect sense. The capabilities of the JustMums team will enable the business to continue to support working mums, plus build stronger relationships with existing clients and new employers.”
Kefalas suggests JustMums client-base have always been diverse and JustMums offers an experienced talent pool for the right employer.
“Rather than specialising in any particular role or industry sector, we focus on partnering with like-minded employers who are serious about improving their company’s gender equality and workplace diversity and inclusion strategies. Our acquisition of Working Mothers Connect will enable us to partner with a larger group of flexible employers and connect them with our larger talent pool of talented mums,” Kefalas said