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Open Doors Initiative Releases Podcast Series

Along with a toolkit that aims to help workers and businesses during the Covid-19 crisis
Open Doors Initiative Releases Podcast Series
A one-stop-shop for employees and business owners.

The Open Doors Initiative has released a podcast series to help workers and businesses deal with the new realities of employment during the Covid-19 crisis. The initiative is also publishing a ‘Covid-19 Toolkit’ aimed at helping people with information on working from home, upskilling, financial supports and wellbeing.

The podcasts are available on at the links below while the toolkit and many other resources are available on the Open Doors Initiative website.

The four-part podcast series features different experts all addressing different aspects of work / business during the Covid-19 crisis. Among the topics they address are mental health supports at this time, the need for inclusion and diversity in the workplace – now more than ever, and what the future of work and working practices may bring.

Jeanne McDonagh, CEO of the Open Doors Initiative said: “In recent weeks we have seen employment fall by over 17% in Ireland, mainly affecting those most in need such as employees on a low wage and marginalised people. There is a compelling need for social responsibility and leadership to be taken by the business community, where it can help.

“We have seen many businesses and their workers step up and Government, business and unions are working together to ensure that employment continues and the impact on the economy is temporary and recoverable. We are proud that so many businesses and organisations, including our members, are helping those who need it most.”

Thanks to our great sponsors Positive2Work Skillsnet who have helped us to create this series.

Episode 1

David Joyce, Equality Officer from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions
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Episode 2

Maureen Walsh, CEO of DeCare Dental
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Episode 3

Tiernan Brady, Global Director of Inclusion, Clifford Chance
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Episode 4

Dr Pat McKeon, founder of Aware and former Clinical Director of St. Patrick’s Hospital
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Alongside the podcasts the online toolkit offers best practice and work planning with links to resources and aids for people affected by this change.

Download Toolkit