JobsWorth

John Hawker

Welcome to JobsWorth, a podcast that showcases the weird and wonderful ways that people are choosing to work in a post pandemic world as well as the policies, practices and environments that businesses are introducing to enable them to do it.

Join me, John Hawker, veteran recruiter, agency owner and second favourite son with something to prove, as I speak with inspiring business leaders, the specialists advising them and the growing tribe of people that have decided to radically change their relationship with work.

Whether you’re a person considering a new job or a business looking to attract someone that is, you might just learn something *

*Not a guarantee

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JobsWorth: People People
Apr 12 2024
JobsWorth: People People
Embarking on a career journey can often feel like deciphering a map without a legend, but Carly Ash has turned each twist and turn into a roadmap for cultivating inclusive company cultures. When faced with personal trials, including a breast cancer diagnosis amidst the chaos of a global pandemic, she not only endured but emerged as a beacon of resilience and empathy. From the dreams of childhood to the realities of leading people operations in a tech startup, Carly's narrative unfolds, offering a treasure trove of insights into adaptability and emotional intelligence in the corporate realm.Her story is a testament to the role of People Operations in steering companies through crises, fostering purpose-driven employment, and igniting a passion for sustainability in the workforce. Carly’s voice in our discussion underscores the reality that our careers are less about the destination and more about how we grow and lead others through the journey.Follow Carly on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/soulnseawellnessWhat is a Pecha Kucha presentation - https://24slides.com/presentbetter/what-is-a-pecha-kucha-presentationThe JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
The Foundations of Fitness
Apr 10 2024
The Foundations of Fitness
From the strict confines of private education to conquering the inner turmoil of OCD, Edd's story is one of resilience.  This episode isn't a mere recount of physical triumphs; it's a deep-dive into the evolution of a soul and the fitness industry alongside it. Edd discusses the innovative business models that have shaped his success, the importance of fostering a supportive community within his gym, and the profound role of mental health in personal growth. As we move through his eclectic ventures—from co-owning the trendy Sunrooms in Southend-on-Sea to facing down the gauntlet of lockdowns—Edd emerges not just as a fitness coach, but as a beacon of continuous self-improvement and mental fortitude.Closing out, we take a moment to appreciate the collective struggle and potential for reinvention that the pandemic has unfurled across industries. Edd reflects on the importance of mental health practices and the power of community. His journey, punctuated by personal growth and collaboration, pulses with an infectious energy that invites listeners to consider their own paths to success. Join us for this stirring episode that stitches together creativity, community, and personal development—all through the lens of a personal trainer's relentless pursuit of excellence.You can follow Edd on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/rangeofmotioncoach You can follow Edd's gym on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/romgymessexThe JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
Viva Vino Vero
Apr 3 2024
Viva Vino Vero
This week I speak with Jaime Fernandez about what led him to trade the security of a 20-year insurance career for the unpredictable yet rewarding world of wine entrepreneurship. This episode's revealing conversation peels back the layers of transforming a passion into a thriving business, with Jaime at the helm of Vino Vero. He takes us through the nerve-wracking leap of faith during a global crisis and the influential role of family support in embarking upon such a venture.I learn how Jaime and his wife Holly navigate the challenges of running Vino Vero hand in hand. The episode uncovers the unseen aspects of entrepreneurship, from the necessity of a good accountant to the reality of what a 'Sunday scary' feels like when you're the boss. It's an honest look at the sacrifices involved, tempered by the joy of following one's passion.We also celebrate the vibrant community in Southend-on-Sea, a haven for creatives and independent business owners like Jaime . We discuss how the pandemic shifted work culture and the local entrepreneurial spirit that keeps this area buzzing with innovation and authenticity. Join us for an inspiring episode that may just uncork your own entrepreneurial dreams.You can find the Vino Vero website here - https://www.vinovero.co.uk/Follow Vino Vero on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/vinoveroleigh?igsh=ZjQxbGpjM2tvZWoyThe JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
Caffeine, Cult and Creativity
Mar 27 2024
Caffeine, Cult and Creativity
Have you ever wondered what it takes to walk away from a stable 14-year career and jump headfirst into the world of entrepreneurship? Andy Yates did just that, and in our latest podcast episode, he shares the remarkable story of his transformation from a heating engineer to the proud owner of Cult Coffee and Tattoos. This conversation is a vivid illustration of the power of self-belief and the reality of following your passion's. Navigating life after school can be daunting, something we explore as Andy recounts his experience of growing up in London and making the jump from education into the workforce. Andy and I discuss the crucial role of familial support, the impact of upbringing on career paths, and the importance of hard work and resilience. We also uncover the reality of stepping away from a long-term career to embrace the uncertainties and excitement of starting a new venture.As we wrap up, Andy and I talk about the never ending challenge of achieving work life balance and the unpredictable nature of growing a business, especially in a market as saturated as the coffee industry. He opens up about the challenges of the pandemic, the essence of community collaboration in Leigh on Sea, and the inspiration behind the straightforward yet impactful name 'Cult'. These stories  make for an episode that's not just about coffee, but about pursuing your dreams. Join us for an episode that promises to energize not only your mind but perhaps your entrepreneurial spirit as well.Cult Coffee and Tattoos - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cultcoffeeandtattoosThe JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
JobsWorth: OVERTIME- How to Get Clearer on the Career You Want
Mar 22 2024
JobsWorth: OVERTIME- How to Get Clearer on the Career You Want
Confused about your next career move? Let Dr. Hayley Lewis, a distinguished occupational and organisational psychologist, be your guide to unwrapping the layers of your professional aspirations. In a deep dive that transcends sectors and career stages, Hayley walks us through five transformative steps, rich with personal narratives and coaching triumphs, that will equip you to carve a path to career clarity. As a bonus, get a sneak peek into her personal journey and the pivots she made while forging her own career.If you've ever thought that making a collage was just child's play, prepare to have your mind blown. Our conversation with Hayley unlocks the surprising power of creative exercises in professional development, proving that even the most analytical minds can benefit from a splash of creativity. Discover how a simple collage can lay bare your deepest career desires and help you rekindle job satisfaction. Plus, we're sharing how these methods have sparked radical changes for clients, like the local government worker who transformed into a social media maven.Remember, whether you're taking your first steps or are mid-journey, the path to a career that resonates with your deepest aspirations is within reach.The Halo Psychology website can be found here https://halopsychology.com/Click this link for Hayley's great guide on 5 things you can do to get clearer on the career you wantThe JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
The Path to Getting Published
Mar 20 2024
The Path to Getting Published
Every writer's journey is etched with the ink of persistence and passion, and my good friend Paul Schiernecker is no exception. Grab a cozy spot as we traverse the landscape of Paul's writing odyssey, from the pressures of youthful promise to the crowning moment of a publishing deal. With the authenticity of long-term friendship, we peel back the layers of what it means to chase the literary dream while juggling the pragmatic demands of a day job. Paul's candid recount of his path to authorship is a beacon for every closeted writer yearning to emerge and claim their space on the bookshelves.As the conversation unwinds, laughter mingles with introspection—Paul's foray into comedy not only serves as an outlet for his creativity but also as an unexpected weapon against anxiety. We share tales from the front lines of stand-up gigs and the shared resilience within his comedy troupe, drawing parallels between humour and healing. Our dialogue then takes an intriguing turn, with a sneak peek into Paul's novel, "The Counterfeiter of Auschwitz." This unique blend of history and humor reveals the depth of Paul's craft and the influences that shape his storytelling, offering listeners a glimpse into the essence of blending genres with grace.Amidst the personal narratives and laughter, we don't shy away from the broader strokes of the creative canvas. We tackle the encroaching shadows of AI on the arts, discussing the implications for the future of writing and authenticity. Yet, the episode comes full circle with a celebration of our roots in Southend’s burgeoning creative hub, where independent spirits fuel a renaissance of arts and entrepreneurship. So join us to uncover the joys, the struggles, and the unending pursuit of creation, all wrapped up in the warmth of community and the unwavering belief in following one's creative compass.You can find Paul's website here https://paulschiernecker.com/The JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
Beyond The Barbershop
Mar 13 2024
Beyond The Barbershop
When the buzz of clippers falls silent, the story of a man's journey from a dreamer to an achiever begins to echo. That's the tale of Dean Gleeson, master barber and entrepreneurial spirit behind Mengo Male Grooming, who joins us to share the trials and triumphs of melding artistry with the precision of barbering. Tracing Dean's path, we uncover how a creative youth with a flair for the arts sculpted a niche in the evolving landscape of male grooming—a tale of resilience, fatherhood, and the drive that turns challenges into opportunities.Barbering isn't just about a quick trim; it's an evolving canvas where modern style meets traditional technique. In the heart of Leigh on Sea, Dean's hands craft more than hairstyles; they weave the fabric of a community. This episode peels back the layers of a profession that's as much about the conversations in the chair as the hair on the floor. It's an intimate look at how social media has shaped client expectations and the delicate dance between promoting self-acceptance and tapping into the desire to maintain a certain image.But it's not all about fades and shaves; it's about the balance that every entrepreneur, parent, and individual strives to achieve. Dean opens up about the complexities of partnership in business, the struggle to maintain health amidst professional demands, and the perpetual quest for harmony between work and family. As we navigate the intricacies of growing a business without losing the personal touch, we celebrate the vibrancy of local enterprise, and the shared dream that fuels the spirit of innovation in Leigh on Sea’s entrepreneurs. Join us for a reflection on the art of cutting hair and carving out a life that's not only successful but deeply fulfilling.The JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
Breaking Boundaries
Mar 6 2024
Breaking Boundaries
Ever wondered how a childhood passion can ignite a trailblazing career in interior design and entrepreneurship? Charlotte Debond-Sayer joined me to share her extraordinary journey from dreaming of beautifying spaces as a child to creating The Boundary, a unique Essex-based wedding and events venue. This episode unravels Charlotte's story, weaving through the transformative impact of motherhood on her career, the resilience needed to shift from employee to business owner, and the importance of setting a powerful example for her daughters.The path to success is as much about the missteps as the milestones. Charlotte and I traverse the education and experiences that led her to interior design, reflecting on how a blend of family influence, academic choices, and a healthy dose of independence shaped her professional ambitions. We highlight the critical moments of her career, from the serendipity of landing a job where eagerness won over experience, to the pivot from redundancy to entrepreneurship—each chapter marking the contours of a life less ordinary.As we peel back the layers of work-life balance, Charlotte illustrates how she's crafted a family vibe in her business, all while championing community ties and fostering collaborations that extend far beyond The Boundary's beautiful spaces. Her journey is a colorful tapestry of 'blinkinies' and bridal gowns, of joyous community events and the quest for personal fulfillment. Join us for an inspiring listen that offers a peek into the vibrant spirit of an entrepreneur balancing the books and bedtime stories with equal finesse.Follow The Boundary on Social Media:FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/theboundaryessex/ / INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/theboundaryessex/The JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
JobsWorth: OVERTIME- Is Minimalism For Me?
Dec 20 2023
JobsWorth: OVERTIME- Is Minimalism For Me?
Craving a life less ordinary? Imagine a lifestyle not defined by possessions but by intention and simplicity. This promise is at the heart of our conversation with special guest Charlie Brown. Together, we break down the misconceptions surrounding minimalism and offer a fresh perspective on this intriguing lifestyle. Charlie opens up about her own minimalist journey, offering a counterpoint to societal pressures and proving that minimalism is not a privilege, but a choice.We venture into our own experiences with minimalism, recounting the challenges and rewards of letting go and living unconventionally. From the pressures of societal norms to the joys of decluttering, we examine the essence of a minimalist lifestyle. In this episode, we'll share practical advice and personal anecdotes – a survival guide of sorts for those ready to tread the minimalist path. So, tune in as we redefine success and fulfillment, and prepare to be inspired.You can find Charlie’s musings on minimalism and much more here:https://simpleandstraightforward.substack.com/https://charlie-brown.medium.com/The JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
Pens, Paper and Purpose
Dec 13 2023
Pens, Paper and Purpose
Do you ever feel like you're living a life that's not truly your own? You're not alone. I've invited my brother, Luke Adam Hawker, an accomplished artist, best-selling author, and father, to share his journey of trading a stable job for one fueled by passion. We dive into his past, his transition from a graphic designer and architect to a successful artist and author, and the balancing act of fatherhood and career.Luke lets us in on the brave choice he made to leave a traditional job and start his own design business. Yes, he did trade a seemingly glamorous job of designing palaces for the Saudi royal family, but he found it lacking in passion. He reflects on the importance of following one's passion and the significance of a supportive network when taking the leap into entrepreneurship. We also discuss our shared experiences as fathers and entrepreneurs, highlighting our trials and triumphs in trying to strike the right balance.The journey to finding purpose and fulfillment in one's work is never an easy one, but it's rewarding. Luke’s journey, achievements, and legacy offer hope and inspiration to anyone considering the path of self-employment. We discuss the rewards that come with taking risks, the importance of transparency, and the role of a supportive partner in pursuing creative projects. Listen in and get inspired. Whether you're contemplating a career change, an aspiring artist, or a parent juggling work and family life, this episode is for you.The JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
Evolving Expectations
Dec 6 2023
Evolving Expectations
Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about a job that lets you work in your own way, at your own pace? Well, today, we're introducing you to Beth Carter, the Head of Growth at Flexa, a company that's revolutionizing the job market by giving verified businesses a platform to showcase just how the flexible ways of working they can offer potential employees. Beth opens up about her intriguing childhood aspiration of being a "dog historian" and her voyage from a stifling finance job to the dynamic world of start-ups. She also shares some pearls of wisdom about the shifting expectations of job seekers and the critical importance of flexible work environments in promoting diversity and transforming business practices.We take some time to explore the early stages of Beth's career before looking at what it's like to be a growth coach in a start-up versus a corporate setting and the unique aspects of both. Beth also gives us a sneak peek into the evolution of the startup landscape, especially in the post-pandemic era. During our conversation Beth also sheds light on the concept of the Flex score, a unique system designed by Flexa to assess just how flexible the businesses looking to promote themselves on their platform really are.  Beth explains the role of employee surveys and the need for role-modeling and autonomy in flexible work cultures and we wrap up the conversation by taking a look at the future of work, discussing the evolving role of HR, the rise of passive job searching, and the importance of establishing healthy boundaries in a flexible work environment. So, settle in and get ready for an enlightening conversation on the future of work and how companies like Flexa are shaping it.You can find the Flexa website here www.flexa.careersFlexa Lifestyle Quiz for Jobseekers - https://flexa.careers/lifestyle-quizFlexa benchmarking quiz for clients - https://flexa.careers/quiz?utm_source=beth  Period conscious webinar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z13vYhaEkzoThe JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
Cycles of Success
Nov 22 2023
Cycles of Success
Ever wished you could harness your hormonal cycle as a productivity superpower? Our special guest, Danielle Howell, a hormonal cycle optimisation coach, is here to show you how! Danielle's fascinating journey, from the high-paced city life to unraveling the secrets of hormonal cycles, is truly inspiring. She unveils how understanding and managing these cycles can lead to enhanced productivity and well-being. This conversation is not just for women - everyone can benefit from understanding how hormonal cycles impact daily life, and it's a must-listen for anyone seeking to better understand and support the women in their lives.If you've ever considered a career leap but felt paralyzed by self-doubt Danielle has some bold insights to share too. Her story is a testament to embracing change and shattering the shackles of imposter syndrome as well as being a powerful reminder that seizing opportunities and having the courage to make drastic career shifts can lead to unforeseen successes and personal growth. From the TEDx stage to corporate talks and working with clients one to one Danielle is on a mission to share the life changing impact that tracking hormonal cycles can have on boosting self-confidence and self-belief.  Brace yourself for an enlightening discussion that might revolutionise your approach to work and life.You can find Danielle's website here https://thehcocoach.com/To get your hands on a really simple one page guide to Hormonal Cycle Optimisation go to  https://thehcocoach.com/free-stuff/If you want to learn more then a great place to start is to watch Danielle's TEDx Talk which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfg5SMSWd_kThe JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
Anything but Artificial
Nov 15 2023
Anything but Artificial
Meet Heather Murray, a woman who went from spending part of her early career feeling like a servant to owning her own agency and then becoming a thought leader in one of the most talked about topics of our time, artificial intelligence.Tune in to hear Heather's inspiring story, from starry eyed beginnings at KPMG to founding her own content marketing agency, Beesting Digital as well as how she overcame imposter syndrome and work-life balance challenges along the way. She even shares how her struggles with anxiety have become a driving force in her career.From hosting events and burlesque lessons to starting her digital agency, she's always found ways to make the most out of her situation. And all the while, LinkedIn has been at the forefront of her success story, playing a crucial role in landing her big-name clients and helping fundraise for a cause close to her heart. We also delve into her innovative approach to outbound marketing and how her charitable works have resonated with major companies.Heather opens up about how balancing her presence on LinkedIn and running her business has been a challenge, but also shares her strategy for overcoming it. Listen in as she discusses the intangible aspects of creativity that can't be replicated by machines (all thanks to Mum's infamous closing question), the importance of not selling when engaging with potential customers, and how she prioritises self-care to power her successful agency and overcome the nerves that come from speaking at international events. This episode is packed with insights, inspiration, and nuggets of wisdom — you won't want to miss it!Find Heather's website for Beesting Digital here: https://beesting-digital.com/Subscribe to Heather's newsletter 'AI for Non-Techies' here https://ai-non-techies.beehiiv.com/subscribeThe JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
The Fundamentals of Feedback
Nov 1 2023
The Fundamentals of Feedback
In this weeks episode I'm joined by the incredibly talented Dr. Hayley Lewis, an award-winning psychologist with a quarter of a century of experience specialising in organisational psychology. Get ready to soak up all her wisdom as we delve deep into the often intricate world of feedback. She takes us on a journey, sharing her transition from dreaming of a career in law enforcement to becoming an esteemed psychologist.Dr. Lewis holds nothing back as she tackles tough conversations and the transformative power of feedback. Listen closely as she recounts her experiences with a tribunal involving a former employee and the impact this had on her line management style. She gives us a crash course in 'Radical Candour' and the potency of silence in a conversation - a tool often overlooked. Hayley highlights the necessity of establishing ground rules for virtual conversations and the role of empathy in these interactions. Whether you're looking for a new perspective on feedback or seeking to better navigate the virtual landscape, this episode is saturated with insights and advice from one of the finest minds in psychology. Join us for an episode that is as enlightening as it is engaging.The Halo Psychology website can be found here https://halopsychology.com/The support/challenge framework - you can download a free user guide via this link https://halopsychology.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=ae693812321bc2023bf11522b&id=3066aca6bdHow to give difficult feedback - you can download a free step-by-step guide which outlines best practice of things to do before, during and after feedback https://halopsychology.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=ae693812321bc2023bf11522b&id=2c1bd12e7dThe JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com
Flexibility in Focus
Oct 25 2023
Flexibility in Focus
Ever wondered how a tech company can navigate the transition to a fully remote setup and yet maintain productivity? Imagine cutting down working days without compromising output, and at the same time improving employee satisfaction. In our latest episode, we're joined by Darren Stewart, co-founder, and COO of Tech Company Insureflow, who enlightens us on how they achieved this and more.From aspiring trumpet player to tech founder, Darren's entrepreneurial journey is filled with lessons waiting to be discovered. He opens up about the challenges he and his co-founder Adam faced in their early days, sharing insights on finding clients and establishing a strong brand. Beyond just business acumen, he emphasises the importance of people skills in the entrepreneurial landscape. The conversation takes a fascinating turn as we explore the concept of a nine-day fortnight, its impact on productivity, and the intricate balance of employee motivation and work-life harmony.We delve into the specifics of implementing a nine-day fortnight, the tangible benefits, and the unforeseen circumstances that can accompany such a policy. Darren provides a nuanced understanding of how this change can impact a company's culture, client relationships, and the overall work-life balance of its employees. Wrapping up the episode, we discuss the importance of flexibility in today's corporate world and the potential repercussions for businesses that fail to adapt. This episode is a must-listen for leaders seeking to remodel their work environment while maintaining productivity and employee satisfaction. Tune in for insights, experiences, and valuable lessons from a successful tech founder.The Insureflow website can be found here https://www.insureflow.co.uk/The JobsWorth website is here www.jobs-worth.comFollow me on LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnhawker/ Follow me on TikTok; https://www.tiktok.com/@globaltechcollective Subscribe to my newsletter 'The Job Journal from GTC'; https://tinyurl.com/TheJobJournalFromGTC Learn more about my proper job; https://www.globaltechcollective.com/Contact me using hello@jobs-worth.com