The pandemic-driven telecommuting experiment may have proved that a 9-5 work week in an office cubicle is an antiquated relic in the digital age, but many bosses are still wedded to the Dolly Parton model.
o Adam Coleman, CEO of employee management software company HRLocker, drives to work from his RV to prove them wrong.
Coleman normally resides in Lahinch in Co Clare where he started a shop due to his love of surfing.
But he sets off in his Volkswagen T2 to work from 23 locations in four countries over six weeks, to show employers that work is not tied to one place and to demonstrate the effectiveness and benefits of flexible and mobile working for employees and employers alike.
While on the road, Coleman will continue to attend to his daily business duties, meeting several clients and their associates along the way. Coleman warns that if employers don’t offer flexible working — in all its guises — they will lose employees to more accommodating competitors amid the “great resignation,” with employees leaving jobs in droves to ensure their well-being and comfort First.
Paddy Whiskey toasts strong profit of €3.5 million
American drinks giant Sazerac is set to raise a glass to its Paddy Whiskey brand after accounts for the company, which is responsible for making, selling and distributing the drink, showed a profit of 3.5 million euros.
According to the annual financial statements for June 2021, Ole Paddy Unlimited, formerly Paddy Whiskey Unlimited, increased its sales to almost EUR 9.95 million compared to EUR 6.7 million in the previous year.
The company’s after-tax profit for 2021 represented an improvement of over €1.4 million compared to 2020.
Sazerac of Ireland, the parent company of Ole Paddy, reported improved sales of over €21.9 million in 2021 compared to €18.3 million.
Last year the Sunday Independent reported that Sazerac was looking for a distillery for Paddy. The company acquired the brand from industry giant Irish Distillers in 2016.
NFP dives into the Irish market again with the acquisition of ReSure
US-based insurance broker NFP has acquired another Irish brokerage firm, buying out specialist commercial insurance provider ReSure Corporate Brokers – based in Malahide, Co Dublin – for an undisclosed amount.
Established just two years ago and employing 14 people, ReSure is a fast growing business insurance broker with over £24m gross written premiums in 2021 Pension Advisors and Aiken Insurance Limited.
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