Since founding New Work Junction in Dublin, Tom O'Neill has wondered at his many workers that have to commute - why not work from Kilkenny instead? The answer comes in the form of Abodoo.com, the career-matching platform for those looking to work remotely. In this case, New Work Junction has teamed up with Abodoo to provide office space for those in Kilkenny looking to work remotely.
Thousands make the commute to Dublin on a daily basis when they could be working closer to home, or even from home in Kilkenny - and many other would like to enter the workforce only to be constrained by availability or familial obligations. Employers are finally expanding to allow workers to work remotely, and have recognized that this creates an atmosphere to find more quality staff and helping to retain those quality employees to begin with.
"In our Kilkenny co-working office space today we have people working for companies in London, Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Montreal, Lisbon, Helsinki, and of course Dublin! These people are setting a trend. They are key people whom their businesses preferred to allow to work remotely than to lose. They have opened employers’ eyes to the many benefits to opening the remote working option widely," O'Neill says.
"If you are fed up of commuting and want to take control, why not ask your company? You won’t believe the difference it will make. And if your employer is not willing to move with the times, or if you are a homeminder looking to get back to work," O’Neill posits, "Go onto Abodoo.com, take the time to list your skills and the algorithm will match you to an employer offering a smart working career with benefits. Where an employer says that you don’t have to commute but you do have to be in a professional work environment in your locality, New Work Junction is here for you. Many employers will even pay for your desk with us."
“Employers greatly benefit by embracing smart and remote working, productivity rises, attrition reduces, there is access to more talent, happier workforce and a serious financial saving,” says Co-founder of Abodoo, Vanessa Tierney. "I believe that remote working can ease many problems: congestion in the main cities; carbon emission targets; finding and retaining talent for companies; footfall in the local shops and cafes on weekdays. And most importantly it can improve quality of life for a great many working people. We are so committed to the idea of remote working that we have become an Abodoo.com investor. When Apple or Google agrees to hire five Java programmers in Kilkenny but want them based in an office with good bandwidth, New Work Junction will provide five desks where the company can start their remote team the very next day."
New Work Junction will see the opening of a Carlow branch this summer, and another later in 2018 in Wexford.
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