Why Part Time is the New Black

It seems that just over a decade ago the cries of “greed is good” were ringing out all over the city as we amassed big houses, expensive cars and plenty of fine dining to announce that we’d made it, but the arrival of the Noughties has heralded a new, more balanced approach to life. Work … Continue reading

Self Employment – The Road to Work/Life Balance?

The latest Insync/Red Balloon Dream Employers Survey has named Google as the number one Dream Employer of the year.  Interestingly, however, those surveyed have chosen themselves as their employer of choice with self employment ranking as the number two option. While the survey has a healthy spattering of dynamic, young and young-focussed companies, for the … Continue reading

HireMeUp and the Part-Time Market – Growing in Leaps and Bounds!

With the successful launch of newly-developed HireMeUp.com.au and the latest ABS Labour Report continuing to illustrate the rise in the part-time workforce, co-founder  Fiona Anson believes that there are number of contributing factors. “We believe that there are three main sectors contributing to this rise.  Firstly there’s the baby boomers who, thanks to the GFC, … Continue reading

Making a Genuine Difference While Earning a Living

You don’t have to watch the news to know that there are many issues facing the children and families of our world today. Unfortunately, global hunger and starvation continue to be one of the most prevalent and heart wrenching.  According to the UN, more than 18,000 children die daily from hunger. So, Jessica Phommaxaysy is making it … Continue reading

To Work Or Not To Work – Who’s Got It Right?

TO WORK OR NOT TO WORK – WHO’S GOT IT RIGHT? Study Shows Public Opinion Is Split SYDNEY, 8 April 2011 – The argument continues for and against stay at home and working mums, according to the April survey of careforkids.com.au. Almost 60% of working mums say that they are accused of not taking parenting … Continue reading

ANU Study Finds Any Job Is Not Necessarily Better Than None

ANU Study Finds Any Job Is Not Necessarily Better Than None It’s a common belief that “any job is better than no job,” but a research team from the Australian National University in Canberra begs to differ. After analysing data collected since 2001 from a nationally representative household survey of more than 7,000 Australian residents, … Continue reading

Give Us Your Job Site Wish List!

Give us your wish list for a job site focused on flexible work! We have our own reasons for developing HireMeUp, but we want to hear what you think. What frustrates you about searching for a job or an employee? What would make your life easier? We’ll take all of your ideas and apply it … Continue reading

Research Shows That Increasing Job Flexibility Will Reduce the Gender Wage Gap & Boost the Economy

Research Shows That Increasing Job Flexibility Will Reduce the Gender Wage Gap & Boost the Economy According to a recent AMP/NATSEM study the gender wage gap in Australia stands at 17.6% male to female earnings or $1—1.5million over a lifetime which, if erased, could increase our GDP by 8.5% or $93 billion. So how do … Continue reading

ABS Report Confirms Trend Towards Part-Time Work

ABS Report Confirms Trend Towards Part-Time Work According to the Labour Force Report published by the ABS in December 2010, there has been a marked increase in part-time employment in the last 10 years. Although the rise has been steady for the past three decades, the report highlighted significant surges in the proportion of people … Continue reading