Phoenix Marketing & Communications Manager Rachel Healy, MA, was recently invited to share the benefits and challenges of remote work from an employee and employer perspective at GET Mobile 2020.
Hosted by The Irish Institute of Digital Business (dotLAB) in Talent Garden in Dublin, with wonderful DCU Business School MCs Professor Edel Conway and Dr. Lisa van der Werff, speakers included Machaela O'Leary discussing co-working and the future of workspaces, Paul Ellingstad on the remote work movement promoted by the GrowRemote platform, Vanessa Tierney who presented remotely from smart work agency Abodoo, NUI Galway lecturer Mike Hynes on his telework research, Sinead Heneghan from the Irish Institute of Training & Development on workable policies and training, and CIPD and HR Consultants Karl O' Connor and Denise Lloyd on a case study success in Ulster Bank.
Key takeaways from this unique event centred around providing greater access to more autonomous ways of working in order to create better work/life balance; exploring the statistics, trends and technological advancements that enable collaboration without losing those all-important 'watercooler conversations', such as Zoom Video Communications, Slack and the increasing popularity of VR in training and team-building.
A DCU MAJ alum, as an early adopter of smart working thanks to supportive leadership, Rachel has primarily worked remotely throughout her career in Ireland and internationally. As MarComms Manager with Phoenix, she has the opportunity to share over a decade’s experience on the pros and cons of flexible working, from both a personal perspective as results show increased flexibility leads to improved productivity while reducing costs, and according to our many clients and candidates who increasingly cite agile working as an employment perk.
Read Rachel's research below on LinkedIn and follow the #GETMobile2020 thread on Twitter.
That's the end of #GETMobile2020 mini-conference we hope you enjoyed the live event blogging! Delighted to see the event conversation getting to No.3 on Twitter defeating #COVID19 on trending topics😂😂 @IIDB_ie@talentgardenie#remotework#futureofworkpic.twitter.com/YFGwkzbsjt— The Side Hustle (@TheSideHustle_) March 3, 2020
Insightful case study from @UlsterBank#HR & #CIPD leaders on moving 40% of staff to #flexibleworking in 5 months - saving millions with 91% retention & #employeeengagement V global financial trends #GETMobile2020@talentgardenie@iitd_ireland#PhoenixFamily#smartwork#agileworkpic.twitter.com/DKNsA65GQO— RachelHealy (@RachelHealyMA) March 3, 2020
Key learnings from @sineadheneghan@iitd_ireland include open communication, trust and workable policies to support both the business and #remoteworker, as part of #GETMobile2020@talentgardenie@paulellingstad@PTI_Advisors@GrowRemoteIrl#PhoenixFamily#smartwork#agileworkpic.twitter.com/00kEoXHJ1j— RachelHealy (@RachelHealyMA) March 3, 2020
"Ireland still has an outdated approach to #employment, with job boards requiring the physical location to be specified" - interesting discussion on #remotework from @paulellingstad@PTI_Advisors@GrowRemoteIrl#GETMobile2020@talentgardenie#smartwork#agilework#flexibleworkpic.twitter.com/6YVFnMtB3h— RachelHealy (@RachelHealyMA) March 3, 2020
Amazing setting for #GETMobile2020@talentgardenie, discussing the benefits and challenges of #remotework, from @VanessaTierneyA@abodoojobs@its_machaela@paulellingstad@PTI_Advisors@GrowRemoteIrl@mlhynes@nuigalway@phoenixrecruit@sineadheneghan@iitd_ireland#PhoenixFamilypic.twitter.com/ojDdk5medj— RachelHealy (@RachelHealyMA) March 3, 2020