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Grow Remote on Midwest Radio

8 July 2022 Tracy Keogh joined Tommy Marren on The Tommy Marren show this morning to discuss remote working and the third Grow Remote conference, which will take place in April 2023: https://youtu.be/v16OgPqyLlc Grow Remote's third national...

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One real risk of remote work, and how to prevent it

The best way to ensure our local communities reap the social and economic benefits of remote work is to build a thriving ecosystem for remote workers here. “Be careful what you wish for - if a job can be done in Dublin or Dungarvan, it can be done...

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From Our Learners: Remote Work Ready Testimonials

Grow Remote's mission is to normalise remote working and make remote jobs accessible to everyone. A big part of this mission is our Remote Work Ready training, a fully funded training programme by Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board...

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Arranmore launches new remote mentoring app

When we launched the Grow Remote Community Fund in 2021, we invited all Ireland-based chapters to put together a proposal for a project that could create social impact locally and contribute towards the local chapter goal. Usually, chapters have...

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How to hire remote workers

Although there’s been a sea-change in talent acquisition over the past few years, particularly with the move to remote and hybrid, it’s still a highly competitive market and the best talent are in huge demand – it’s ferocious out there! Securing...

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Skills for successful remote working

As the work landscape has altered drastically, so too has the need for us to adapt to new ways of working, particularly if we’re remote. There are numerous challenges to working from home / the garden shed / the local hub including distractions,...

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Launching the Changemakers programme

On 19 October 2022, Grow Remote will launch its Changemakers programme alongside a new Community Fund (up to €1,000) and the upcoming Local Leader Training (23rd November) with the publication of its new Community Playbook.

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How I set up a Chapter in Longford

Ahead of the Grow Remote event in Edgeworthstown on 23rd September, we sat down with Chapter Lead – Clare McEnroe – to hear about the story of setting up Grow Remote Longford.

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5 reasons why you need a strong remote work policy

Why is a remote work policy so important for employers? Joanne Mangan, Employers Lead at Grow Remote According to recent research only 50% of employers have confirmed what their remote work policy will look like in the future. This means at least...

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4 Years of Community

On 23rd September, our community will lead a nationwide programme of offline events for remote workers. From musical workshop for kids, art gallery gatherings and No Hangover dance parties, remote workers across the island are celebrating their...

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Spotlight on Zapier – Working Flexibly

Last quarter, we spoke to members of the Zapier team to learn more about their remote working culture and values. This is the second of two blogs featuring conversations with Zapier employees. In this blog, we focus on the flexibility granted to...

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