Vanessa Tierney of Abodoo: “My one fear about remote working and the coronavirus is that people won’t do it professionally. If you imagine the current situation as a pilot, if people don’t do it well, they’ll be back to the office.”

As you read this, we’re already well into the new normal; a world of remote working, virtual meetings and video calls. Face to face? That’s just so 20(...)

Abodoo co-founder Vanessa Tierney and new non-executive director Linda Kiely

Abodoo, an Irish start-up that has developed a technology platform that matches workers with companies that support remote working, is looking to rais(...)

Regina Moran, of Vodafone Ireland (centre), with Vanessa Tierney and Ben Wainwright, co-founders of Abodoo.

Vodafone has teamed up with start-up Abodoo to promote and support remote working for Irish businesses. The two companies will work together to educa(...)

To hold on to them, employers need to align their values with those of their younger workers, the research suggests. These include tolerance and inclusivity. Photograph: Getty Images

It was always likely to happen. Millennials started out in their careers determined to make a difference, workers in search of purpose. Then they join(...)

Vanessa Tierney and her husband Ben Wainwright with their daughters: Working from home “has given me the ability to have a career but be here for the family. I think everyone deserves that – man or woman.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

It took being incapacitated with a viral blood infection eight years ago for Vanessa Tierney to see the potential of remote working, but it’s a way of(...)

Busy workplaces can be a daily challenge for introverts. Photograph: iStock

Do you dread those morning brainstorm meetings, avoid small talk by the coffee machine at all costs, or simply feel drained by the frenzied office env(...)

Last August Mr Kiely sold Voxpro, which provides high-end call centre operations for tech companies, for about €150 million to Canadian firm Telus International, netting himself and his business partner and wife Linda Green-Kiely a significant windfall.

Voxpro millionaire Dan Kiely has invested €200,000 in careers site Abodoo to help it scale up and expand in the UK and other European markets. It’s t(...)