Irish flexible employment agency, Employmum has been chosen to take part in Google’s Adopt A Startup programme. Employmum is one of 30 Irish and European start-ups chosen for this highly sought-after programme.
Adopt A Startup is a start-up mentoring program where participants will receive hands-on mentoring from Google Consultants, as well as exclusive lectures and workshops. The programme aims to help ambitious startups to scale their business.
According to Adopt A Startup, since it launched in 2014, over 500 Googlers participated and they have worked with over 130 high-potential Irish start-ups. They said many have gone on to raise significant capital funding and greatly increase their employee numbers. The winning start-up will receive €10,000 in AdWords, credit as well as eligibility for the Google Cloud programme, which comes with $100,000 of Google Cloud credit.
Also, this week Employmum received a Highly Commended award in the Emerging New Business category at the Network Ireland Awards.
Founder of Employmum, Karen O’Reilly, said: “We are absolutely delighted at Employmum to have been selected for the prestigious Google Adopt A Startup programme. This news came as we won Highly Commended in the KPMG Ireland Emerging Business Category at the Network Ireland Awards this weekend.
“It is great to see flexible work very much on the agenda in Ireland and we are proud to be spearheading the flexible work revolution.”
This news comes as Employmum announced it is expanding its operations. Employmum recently launched its office in Limerick. This is in addition to the Cork office and the company also has plans for an office in Dublin.
The Limerick office of Employmum opened on Thursday September 13 and will be run by Fergus Chawke. Fergus is a proud local Limerick man with a background in sales, business development, recruitment and running his own successful businesses. Fergus understands the need for flexibility in the workplace, as a dad with two small children.
Karen added: “In today’s world, companies have no excuse to not offer employees, both women and men the option of flexible or remote working conditions. By showing flexibility, employers are realising that they can obtain the high caliber candidates that their companies need. Flexible work can be part-time/remote work/job-share/compressed hours or simply flexible hours.
“A KPMG report recently stated that there are 55 million women at middle management level globally are currently not working. As we reach nearly full employment, we should be tapping into this resource in Ireland, which Employmum currently does, with a strong database of candidates seeking flexible roles.”
Despite its name, Employmum is a gender-blind service, which operates nationwide, and around 20% of its client base are men.