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Hot Desk Aug 25: Remote working, golf clothes, Deliveroo & a WIT event

Hot Desk Aug 25: Remote working, golf clothes, Deliveroo & a WIT event Hot Desk Aug 25: Remote working, golf clothes, Deliveroo & a WIT event
Mary O'Neill

A Nearform blog says workers need choice

In a blog on its website, the Waterford software company said "Companies that mandate a full return to the office are encouraging their talent to leave." You can read it in full here.

I caught up with Nearform's Head of Propositions, Ger O'Shaughnessy, to discuss how knowledge based companies in particular should really consider offering staff a choice of whether to come to the office or continue to work remotely. He says it's all down to trust;  "You check in, you don't check up."

Two West Waterford entrepreneurs have started a line of golf clothing

Fore Leaf Golf Clothing is the brainchild of best friends Aaron Crotty and Neil Phelan. Aaron is an avid golf enthusiast while Neil has a background in accounting and finance. Together they've launched the brand of golf clothes.

Aaron and Neil spoke to me about how the concept came about, what it's been like setting up, and how people can find them online.

Deliveroo launches in Waterford


The food delivery company officially launched in Waterford on the August 26th. As a result, Deliveroo is actively hiring delivery drivers and riders in the local area.

The company saw rider demand soar during the last year, and now works with over 1,000 riders across Ireland. I spoke to Paddy Quinlan, Growth Manager for Deliveroo Ireland. 

WIT hosts major virtual business conference

The School of Business at WIT is the host of the 24th Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference 2021. It’s the first time it's virtual, and takes place August 25th and 26th.  School of Business Lecturer Chris O’Riordan is also co-chairing the conference.

I caught up with Chris to find out more. He also spoke to me in general about what it's been like for lecturers, students and others working at WIT, through out the Pandemic.

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