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Work Smarter

Here at Goldfish we help companies work smarter. But what does that mean? It means we are changing the way companies operate, by using new technology that we provide to aid them in improving their business performance. Our VoIP telecoms and contact centre technology helps our customers boost productivity by helping them work more efficiently and aid them in improving performance and help them lower their costs.

We have been in business since the 2010 when, during the height of the recession, we were set up by Gordon O’Neill. Since then he’s taken Goldfish from helping sole traders and SMEs get virtual numbers to provide corporate telecoms services to large international companies like IDG and Dropbox and serving customers across five continents.

Gordon O'Neill Uprise Festival

Here are Gordon’s tips on you too can work smarter and, in doing so, achieve more:

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Uprise Festival

 

Goldfish’s founder and CEO recently spoke at the UPRISE Festival in Dublin. UPRISE is not your normal tech event, it has been styled on the theme of an outdoor music festival, with DJs, a laidback bean-bag-approach to business and picnic tables for exhibitors instead of stands. It was great to be at such a quirky tech event and we even took a Lotus Exige sports with us that we sponsor; it went down a treat (you can see it here).

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iRadio New’s ‘Friday Feeling’ interviews Gordon O’Neill about ‘Sack The Suit’

Big thanks for iRadio for covering our Sack The Suit campaign for their Feel Good Friday new slot last week. It’s in aid of SVP – Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland. There’s been a great reaction to the campaign with companies from all the country getting involved and running clothes’ drives. They’re desperate for clothes, so if you’d like to get involved too, just call 016876996 and we’ll send you some sacks.

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Time to sack the suit

Summer is here and whilst many companies temporarily allow a relaxation in their dress codes during the warmer months, at Goldfish.ie we’ve decide to permanently adopted a casual dress code. Our CEO Gordon has wholeheartedly taken this approach on board by even getting rid of all his suits and ties. Yes, all of them. They’ve all been donated to St. Vincent de Paul.

Gordon doesn’t need his suits and ties anymore as Goldfish.ie is not a ‘suited and booted’ company. So they were just taking up much-need wardrobe space. During the hot spell Ireland has been having Gordon has even been wearing shorts to the office, as have many of his staff. We’ve even a hashtag on Twitter #shortswatch monitoring this bare-legged approach.

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Gordon O’Neill says: “Being a modern company is not just about having modern products or services, you also need to have modern working practices. Too often Ireland is seen as being behind the times or slow to catch up –  this needs to change. At Goldfish.ie we have a very relaxed approach to our dress code, so my suits were just gathering dust and taking up space. I’ve sacked my suits, so I’m asking companies to join our campaign and sack their suits too. It will help them modernise and in doing so will also benefit a good cause.”

We are now asking all out customers to sack their suits too. We’ve already modernised their telecoms and now it is time to modernise their dress codes. For any company that wants to take part we’ll send them some St Vincent de Paul sacks to fill.

There is a wider case though, as relaxed dress code can boost productivity and aid staff-retention. Here is a bit more of our thinking:

5 Reasons To Sack The Suit
 
1. It’s 2016 stop dressing like a gangster from the 1920s.
2. It’s the summer, no one should be subjected to wearing a suit and tie. Formal attire is hot to work in and can be uncomfortable, which leads to a drop in productivity.
3. It makes good business sense: suits and ties strangle creative thinking and harm business development. To be creative you need to be relaxed and you can’t do that dressed as a stiff. There is a reason creative companies have relaxed working practices.
4. It’s also good for recruitment: staff like to be in companies where they are treated like adults, instead of made to dress like school kids; you’ll find it easier to recruit good staff if you have a modern working environment.
5. The cost: formal attire is expensive and wears out quickly. Your staff will appreciate you for not making them buy expensive clothes that they only wear for work, weddings and funerals.
How can companies join Sack The Suit
 
We are in the process of agree a charity as a partner on the campaign, but until then they can just give us a call on 016876996 and we will get some sacks sent out to them.

Goldfish.ie saves Irish businesses a nasty bite from telecoms sharks

Gordon O'Neill Founder of Goldfish

Gordon O’Neill Founder of Goldfish

Media Release: Irish firms can save over 50% on telephone bills simply by             switching from Eircom to Goldfish.ie’s internet-based telecoms’ services

11th January, 2013; Dublin, Ireland: Goldfish.ie, the Irish telecoms provider, says Irish businesses can make large savings on telephone bills simply by using internet-based technology. The Wicklow based company is Ireland’s only dedicated provider of over the internet telephone services to businesses. Since its launch in 2010 the company’s services have cut the telephone costs of firms across Ireland by at least 30% and some have even saved over 50% off their Eircom business bills. Continue reading