As businesses across the country continue to open up Open For Business takes a look at how employers and employees are adapting and adjusting to a new way of working.
We take a look at the economic impact working from home will have on small and large businesses.
"While I think people might look to reduce their overall real estate footprint, I don't think we'll necessarily see wholescale dying out…"— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) August 4, 2020
Ilona McElroy, @PwCIreland, on the future of our urban centres.#OpenForBusinessRTE pic.twitter.com/zPymWKdOgQ
Joining Ella and Richard in studio to discuss these 'new normal' working situations is Lawyer Cliona Kimber who specialises in Employment Law and discusses all that employers need to know if they have employees working from home.
Later in the show we look at Supply Chains, and the lessons Irish businesses learned about the risks of relying on one international supplier for sourcing raw materials.
As the Covid-19 pandemic gripped the world it exposed the fragile nature of the world's supply chains and how interruptions to this chain were drastically felt here in Ireland.
Finally, in our Big Interview this week we speak with Carolan Lennon, CEO of eir about her company’s employees working from home and about broadband reach across Ireland.
"We have seen that big shift to our online channels and I expect that will continue post-COVID."@carolan_lennon, CEO of @eir, on how COVID-19 has changed customer behaviour.#OpenForBusinessRTE pic.twitter.com/tzU1jqsgej— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) August 4, 2020
For GDPR while working remotely, visit here
For guidance for working remotely during COVID-19 from the Dept of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, go to here
For FAQs on rights and responsibilities for employers and employees, visit here
For more information on the WDC’s Remote Working in Ireland During Covid-19 survey, go to this link
For more on CSO’s Employment and Life Effects of COVID-19 survey, go to here
For the Director Sentiment Monitor, for Q2 2020 (when COVID-19 restrictions were first imposed), conducted by IoD Ireland, go to this link
For CSO’s Impact of COVID-19 on ICT Usage by Households survey, visit here
For more information on Comreg’s survey on broadband and mobile phone usage since COVID-19 restrictions were introduced, go to here
And for CSO’s survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Virtual Life, go to here
Catch up with this week's episode on the RTÉ Player here