5 Ways to Increase Productivity in the Workplace
Apr05

5 Ways to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

  5 Ways to Increase Productivity in the Workplace Within the workplace, a productive team is a motivated one, and similarly, a motivated team is a happy one. Therefore, it makes sense that you should put your employees’ happiness first in order to guarantee that your team is working as effectively as possible and help you increase productivity. There are many ways to increase levels of happiness and motivation within the office...

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Creating a Family Friendly Culture is not a Choice. It’s the Law!
Apr04

Creating a Family Friendly Culture is not a Choice. It’s the Law!

I once boarded a corporate shuttle and happened to sit next to a manager who mentioned he was on his way to terminate an employee. When I asked why, he said he needed someone more reliable and dependable, someone who didn’t “have so many Dr. appointments and family issues”. Something about this offended my Benefit Manager sensibilities. So I kicked into action. “Tell me more,” I asked. As he told the story, I simultaneously texted a...

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Remote Workers
Apr03

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Remote Workers

With technology connecting everyone on the go, there is no reason that employers and employees alike should not want to use it for their benefit. One of these is the possibility of remote employment. If an individual has the required skills and can get the work to his employer in a timely manner without the added hassle of coming to the workplace every day, there is no reason why they should not be hired. Today there are several major...

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Let Employee Training Maximize Your Return on Investment
Feb21

Let Employee Training Maximize Your Return on Investment

Companies often think in strict terms of profit and loss. One vital component on the road to success and profit is the employee. To fully engage employees, managers must invest in training that not only helps them with their jobs but also lets them learn new skills and adapt to workplace changes. Getting a good return on investment (ROI) regarding employees is a priority, and ongoing training is an excellent way to do it because it...

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The Great Temperature Debate: The High Cost of Inadequate Heating & Ventilation
Feb16

The Great Temperature Debate: The High Cost of Inadequate Heating & Ventilation

The argument takes place in offices up and down the UK every year. While some of us rush to fling open windows, others cling to radiators – the office temperature debate is all too familiar. A recent study, commissioned by Andrews-Sykes has revealed the extent to which a poor office climate can affect our ability to work. The survey, which questioned 2,000 UK office workers about their satisfaction with their current working...

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6 Surprising Ways Kindness Can Boost Your Career
Feb14

6 Surprising Ways Kindness Can Boost Your Career

When it comes to career success and professional aspirations, kindness is easily overlooked in favor of qualities like work ethic, tenacity, and perseverance. Many people falsely believe that being nice will hinder your career. While being overly nice or passive can hold you back in certain situations, genuine kindness plays an integral role in the workplace and can be a valuable tool for your success. The concept of “paying it...

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Injuries in the Workplace: What are your employer’s obligations?
Feb08

Injuries in the Workplace: What are your employer’s obligations?

Injuries in the Workplace… understanding your employer’s obligations. Whatever work you perform in Ireland, your employer has a legal obligation to look out for your safety. It’s not just the environment you work in, or the tools or machinery you work with that need to be safe, there’s a lot more to it. Employers have common law duties Apart from all the safety legislation introduced over the last thirty years or so and...

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8 Steps to Check Perceptions
Feb07

8 Steps to Check Perceptions

Remembering to check your perceptions is incredibly important when interacting with others, especially in the workplace. There are many situations that can quickly turn negative and result in conflict if we fail to check our perceptions in conversations with others. This is especially true when it comes to performance management, feedback, and having difficult conversations with employees (such as underperformance). In this article,...

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