It’s back to school time for lots of children, a busy time of year for parents. So, what has that got to do with recruitment, I hear you ask!
I think, for a lot primary caregivers that are keen to get back into the workplace, they feel restricted due to difficulty getting childcare arrangements in place.
As a mother myself, I get mammy guilt (It’s a thing), however, having a good support network/childcare in place results in happy kids, which gives any working parent, peace of mind.
Without this support, we have found that good quality candidates have to decline job offers, which just seems to be the world we live in, and until better structures are put in place by communities and government then this problem won’t be resolved any time soon.
For some, childcare is one of the main elements to be taken into consideration when seeking work outside the home. Our advice, is to address childcare options prior to searching for work, get an idea of how you may handle working part-time or full-time.
There are some good supports available; from your local notice board in the likes of Supervalu to Meath County Childcare (I had a very positive experience with the Louth County Childcare).
Going through this process can help you decide if full or part-time work is most suitable to you and your family, which will help focus your job search further.
We know this is not possible in every instance, however, having all the available supports lined up for yourself, makes the job search & recruitment process somewhat easier to navigate.
If you’re looking for work, please give us a call, we’d love to chat with you.