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July 8, 2021

4 Ways to Be a Great Company to Work For in a Post-Covid World.

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In terms of how we work, the pandemic has shaken things up… with a
Capital S!. Certain things, like businesses moving away from large office
spaces and encouraging employees to work remotely was a very
gradual trend appearing before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has been a
tremendous catalyst in rapidly fast-forwarding that process. New
companies need to be aware of this Brave New World to make sure they
can provide a pleasant and conducive work environment for their
employees – remember, happy employees are proven to be more
productive and more creative. So, how can you ensure your company
has happy, productive employees?

Be flexible
In a post-pandemic world, people value flexible working more and more.
In fact, studies show 89% of people value flexible working as a key
motivator in their job – that’s more than financial incentives! Add to that,
81% of people who have access to remote working believe it increases
their productivity. It may not be possible in all cases, but if you can, why
not save on office space and let people work flexibly? Take the example
of the youngest British self-made billionaire, Jonny Bourfarhat, who
founded video conferencing software Hopin during
the pandemic, which is now valued at £4.1b. He has remote employees
all over the world, and his huge company doesn’t have any office space.
His company is perhaps the prime example of a post-COVID success
story – take a leaf out of his book.

Develop some (healthy) competition
It goes without saying that what we don’t want to be creating here is a
toxic work environment. But conceiving achievable targets and creating
incentives and rewards can encourage employees with a stimulating
and often more fun work environment. The important thing here is that everyone works harder in a team, rather than individuals becoming
competitive to the point of sabotaging each other. That means not
creating one enormous reward that only one employee can achieve, but
perhaps numerous smaller ones.

Create a community / family
Whether it’s a Friday Pizza Party or something everyone can do
remotely, attempting to make the company a community, or better yet, a
family, can seriously increase employees’ goodwill towards the company
and their productivity as a consequence. This is something that might
seem more difficult to achieve in a post-COVID, remote and flexible
working world, but that means it’s all the more important to implement.
Now more than ever people might have issues at home, having lost
loved ones or struggled with isolation. Being mindful of staff’s mental
health and raising morale increases productivity. Create a community,
and people will want to keep working hard for you.

Support Diversity
It seems obvious, but there are still not enough companies that
genuinely believe diversity is a crucial part of a functioning modern
company. This goes hand in hand with creating a work family. Not only
can it sow tension in the office (or online office) if you don’t support
diversity in your workforce, it can also have a negative impact on your
perception with your potential customers.

Need to Recruit Employees?
Finding the right employee in the post-pandemic world is difficult –
there’s so many people applying for the same job, it can be a huge
amount of work just to rifle through all the applications. And in a remote,
flexible working world, it can be even more difficult matching up the right
employee with the right schedule, especially for companies that can’t be

as malleable in their work hours. You can let Jobsdiem find the right
candidate for you by simply downloading our app and posting a job. Our
system matches only the most suitable candidates for the role, not only
in terms of skills and experience, but also availability. And our quick and
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Out & about London July 13, 2021

As a student or gig worker in London, it’s not always worth following the tourists around the busy, expensive attractions. You’ve seen the London Eye, you know about the London Dungeons and Madame Tussauds. Here are some places in London to visit that aren’t quite on the main tourist circuit

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In terms of how we work, the pandemic has shaken things up… with a Capital S!. Certain things, like businesses moving away from large office spaces and encouraging employees to work remotely was a very gradual trend appearing before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has been a tremendous catalyst in rapidly fast-forwarding that process. New companies need to be aware of this Brave New World to make sure they can provide a pleasant and conducive work environment for their employees

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As a student or gig worker in London, it’s not always worth following the  tourists around the busy, expensive attractions. You’ve seen the London  Eye, you know about the London Dungeons and Madame Tussauds. Here  are some places in London to visit that aren’t quite on the main tourist  circuit, are often cheaper or free, and will make for a great student or  young person experience in the capital.  

Sky Garden - 20 Fenchurch Street  

At the top of the skyscraper on Fenchurch Street known as the Walkie  Talkie is a garden observatory with very hard to beat, immediate views of  the city and its rooftops. Just a short walk from Monument tube station,  the Sky Garden is free(!) seven days a week, though you have to book  tickets in advance. However, there is also a range of restaurants 35 floors  up the Walkie Talkie if you want to splash out.  

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Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill 

If you want some equally stunning but more natural views of London, take  a short trip up from beautiful Regent’s Park to Primrose Hill, which just on  the edge of Central London provides breathtaking views of the city. Go at  

sunset and enjoy the magical old lamp posts lighting up the park when it  gets dark.  

If you like that, go a little further north to Hampstead Heath, one of the  largest parks in London, that stands higher than Primrose Hill and is set  further back, so while not as immediate, provides an amazing wide  panorama of the capital.  

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Camden Lock 

Okay, it’s a little touristy, but Camden Lock and it’s market is worth a visit if  you haven’t been. Great street food, weird and wonderful stores popping  out everywhere, tattoo parlours, and yes, the Vagina Museum, are all on  offer. Plus you can take a boat ride on the pretty canal to get away from 

the crowds. And if you’re after a little music, just across the street is the  Electric Ballroom, or if you’re in the mood for some jazz, the famous Jazz  Cafe.  

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Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane  

While Borough Market is always a great foodie experience, Spitalfields  Market offers up great food, fashion and art in a historic location, plus you  can walk across the road and check out Brick Lane, enjoying the  incredible array of graffiti and street art, vintage shops and the best bagels  in town. There’s so much on offer round here that’s not too pricey, or has  the regular Central tourist crowds. If you need a drink after a day at the  market, head to the Breakfast Club in Spitalfields, and walk through a  fridge (yes) to the hidden speakeasy-style cocktail bar The Mayor of  Scaredy Cat Town.  

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Waterloo Vaults  

The Vaults are located under the railway tracks going in and out of  Waterloo station. For a while now, they’ve been used as an open space  for general creativity, boasting some of London’s best graffiti, art  installations and there is even the underground Vaults theatre that hosts  the Vaults festival, one of London’s best performing arts festivals. If that’s  not your thing, there’s a pub restaurant inside the Vaults serving up some  great grub and board games, so you can play Monopoly or Settlers of  Catan whilst having a burger and a pint.  

https://www.thevaults.london/

BFI Southbank / IMAX / Prince Charles Cinema  

Cinephile? There’s loads of cinemas in London, but like a lot of things in  the city, they’re usually overly expensive for what they are. If you’re under 

25 though, you can get £3 tickets to the BFI Southbank, the centre of  cinema in the UK showing everything from the latest blockbuster to 70mm  prints of Lawrence of Arabia, and offering live Q+As with the most  respected directors in the world. And if you’re after a matchless big screen  experience, head across the road to the BFI IMAX, boasting the biggest  screen in Europe. If you want something a bit more independent, skip past  the Vue cinema in Leicester Square down a side street to the Prince  Charles Cinema hiding behind it. Reportedly Tarantino’s favourite cinema,  it serves up new Oscar winners and old classics alike.  

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/

https://princecharlescinema.com/

Hackney and Dalston  

Hackney and Dalston, in north-east London, are a haven for hipsters, but  they offer up a lot more than that. Another area of London that provides  incredible and unique nightlife, Hackney and Dalston have some of the  city’s best bars and clubs. Historically a Turkish area and now a diverse  hub of culture, there’s some fantastic restaurants of all cuisines, and it  also doubles up as the best place to get a kebab and a haircut. There’s  also a phenomenal bustling arts scene. If you’ve not had your fill of arty  stuff, check out the stunning Rio Cinema, a truly independent stunning Art  Deco movie theatre and the Arcola, an Off-West End theatre at the  forefront of emerging theatre in the UK. 

https://riocinema.org.uk/

Fabric / Brixton Academy / Electric Brixton / Ministry of Sound 

Like a night out? London is known for some of the best nightlife in the  world. There’s also some pretty bad stuff, so don’t go anywhere. Ministry  of Sound in Elephant & Castle and Fabric in Farringdon are regularly cited  as two of the best nightclubs in the world. There’s also Brixton, a must-go  for people looking for a lively area with amazing nightlife, also offering  great street food and vintage shops. 

Need to find a job in London? Check out our article on How to Find a Gig  Job in London.

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