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Working from home – could there be a better time than now? Meet Jo Palmer, one of Australia’s leading remote work advocates

As many businesses and workers now consider the unfamiliar world of “working from home” Jo Palmer, the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Winner and founder of Pointer Remote Roles, is optimistic there is a silver lining to these challenging times.

“Talk about a crisis to make people look at remote work as a legitimate way to do things,” said Jo Palmer.

“Firstly, I hope everyone is healthy and safe and being considerate of others in this time of confusion and high-stress.”

Pointer Remote Roles provides a valuable pathway for companies, corporations and government agencies to fill positions with the best candidate for the job, regardless of where they live,” said Ms Palmer.

Adding: This mad rush to ‘go remote’ has the potential to open up a can of worms that organisations haven’t thought of before."

Ms Palmer said there are some serious considerations that business owners and managers need to take into account.

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Due to current circumstances with the unfolding COVID-19 health pandemic, AgriFutures Australia has asked staff to work remotely and cease travel. The AgriFutures Australia Leadership Team will continue to assess the situation.

Whilst our priority is the health and wellbeing of our staff and everyone we interact with, we would like to take this opportunity to assure you that our business is set up for us to work remotely and we will do our best to minimise disruption to the service delivery of our programs, research projects and communication activities. We are aware that the situation is evolving and that our response will change overtime as things unfold.

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.



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