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Mums@Work Officially Launches in the UAE

May 25 2016

Mums@Work is the first company of its kind in the Middle East, focused on helping mums to revitalise their careers through flexible working. Launched in April this year, Mums@Work aims to not only connect candidates and clients but also provide a career hub to guide, mentor and ensure candidates have the skills and confidence they need to get the job they want.

Mums@Work is backed by Mackenzie Jones, one of the largest independent recruitment firms in the GCC. With over 11 years’ experience in the region, they provide the perfect support to spearhead change for flexible working in the region.

Based in DMCC, Mums@Work is working closely with businesses in JLT as well as other SMEs and multinationals in the region providing highly skilled candidates across sectors that are welcoming part-time and flexible working options.

Prior to launch, Mums@Work undertook a survey conducted in association with YouGov, which highlighted the eagerness of mums to return to the workplace: The survey reported on average 77% of mothers in the UAE, who have taken time out of work from their careers to have children, are keen to get back to work with the biggest barriers being flexibility. This represents a huge untapped highly skilled talent base present in the region.

Louise Karim, Managing Director of Mums@Work commented, “The findings are extremely interesting and further strengthen our commitment to providing a platform that gives mothers across the UAE the opportunities they are looking for. Mumsatwork.ae delivers a solution that so many mothers, not to mention employers, are crying out for. In a market like the UAE, it is great to see how many senior positions women and more to the point, women with children, hold. There is a wealth of women in this market who have taken time off to raise their children and after either a short or extended break, are not sure of the best route back to their chosen profession; that also suits their family”.

Founder of Mums@Work, David Mackenzie added “In line with UAE’s commitment to gender equality and diversity, Mums@Work offers the perfect solution; an answer to the war on talent, while bringing significant savings to employers – who can hire employees on part time basis, opposed to full time basis. Everyone wins and we see an influx of talent to the job market”.

The response has so far been overwhelming with over a thousand CVs being registered within the first week of launch, further showcasing that there has indeed been a gap in the market.

Those who are interested to register as a candidate or client can visit Mums@Work

This article is powered by Louise Karim, Managing Director of Mums@Work