LOCKDOWN! – What I’ve learnt..

“Its been nice spending time with the family, but I think I’m ready to go back to the office”

“I have no interest in going back to the office as I m saving on train fare and actually more efficient at home”

“I’m climbing up the walls in my apartment and need to get back to seeing my colleagues and a beer in the pub”

These are some of the responses from candidates and clients to the question “how you getting on?” I think its been a tough 6 months, in general, be it in professionally or mentally.

We have all had to change the way we do business/work overnight, but now its time to get back to The City and get things moving again! In my opinion the Pro’s far outweigh the Con’s of the last 6 months. Those CEO’s who were advocates of only working from the office have now realised that by embracing technology, cost per head can be drastically reduced and PnL can be increased.

With Credit Suisse sub letting part of their floors in Canary Wharf and other well known names looking to reduce floor space, commercial rent is being reduced and thus comes opportunities for smaller businesses to increase their workforce, be it on a flexible/hot desking basis and hire staff who do want a work/life balance.

At Marlin we are now getting back to working 2 days per week at our new HQ in Southwark (optional to everyone). For me, I now see my family more during the 3 days I m working from home and am also more available to clients via Zoom / Microsoft Teams and Google Duo and when in London use my time wisely to see colleagues, candidates and clients.

Over the last 6 months I’ve learnt life is about balance, efficiency and working even harder!

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