October 26, 2015 3:39 pm

5 Wellness Tips in the Workplace


Health and wellness are important aspects in maintaining productivity in the workplace.  Here are 5 ways you can make healthy habits count. Pack your lunch. Research shows that people who prepare their meals are more likely to lose weight. Steer clear from fast-food, as  these food types can increase the risk of long-term diseases, such as diabetes and heart problems. Get rid of smoke breaks. Instead of using the 15 minutes to puff a cigarette, consider taking a walk for fresh air. Studies show that if you ditch smoking by age 40, you can reduce smoking – related deaths by [...]

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September 15, 2015 10:19 am

Communicate Effectively In The Workplace


Communication should not be a problem – after all, it is instinctive for humans to communicate on a daily basis. There are certain things to consider to communicate effectively in the workplace. It is important that miscommunications are avoided, as these can lead to a drop in productivity and employee motivation. Here are several ways you can get your point across in the workplace effectively. Handle conflicts with ease. By understanding that minor issues can become major problems in the workplace, it is best to handle conflicts as soon as it arises. Open a line of communication and encourage employees [...]

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Workplace Stress Management Tips


One of the major factors that affect workplace productivity and employee motivation is stress.  While stress is commonplace in the office, there are ways you can deal with it so that you remain productive and breeze through your tasks with ease. Here are several ways you can manage stress in the workplace: Recognize warning signs of stress. When you start your day and see the overwhelming tasks you have to accomplish throughout the day, this triggers the early signs of stress. Starting your day on the wrong foot will affect your productivity, as you become more irritable and depressed. When [...]

Workplace Stress Management Tips2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

July 8, 2015 1:31 pm

5 Tips to Increase Your Productivity


Are you having problems getting things done? You may be one of those that live on the saying: “So many things to do, yet so little time”. If you are having a hard time being productive, these 5 tips will help you get things done: Reflect and refocus every morning Start out your day by exercising and having a hearty breakfast. Relax your mind before you tackle your tasks for the day. When you plan at the start of the day - as much as possible, stick to it. Observe the 80 / 20 rule 20% of what you do [...]

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December 5, 2014 2:49 pm

Next to Comfort, Coffee Keeps Your Workers Happy


A recent study by Nespresso with Comres of 2,500 workers from various sectors showed that small perks in the office can improve retention and morale. The survey showed that coffee, next to ergonomic office equipment ranks as the 2nd most important among small perks in the workplace. 36% of respondents said that they are most likely to resolve a business problem with coffee and surprisingly, 11% said that they will reject a job offer outright if the coffee served during an interview is not to their liking. Read more about this on the Broker News website. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Next to Comfort, Coffee Keeps Your Workers Happy2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

August 1, 2014 12:29 pm

10 weird and crazy Google interview questions


Internet and technology giant Google has been known for their innovations and outlandish workplaces but little do we know that their craziness trickles down even to their job interviews. Google banned these interview questions recently, admitting that they can be a complete waste of time. They finally decided to go the conventional route of asking behavioural questions to gauge the applicant’s capacity. Let’s have one last look at the weird, wacky and outright crazy questions Google used to ask their applicants: Four people need to cross a rickety rope bridge to get back to their camp at night. Unfortunately, they [...]

10 weird and crazy Google interview questions2023-03-03T00:01:38+10:00

July 1, 2014 2:40 pm

Avoid Becoming The Horrible Boss in The Workplace


Do these traits remind you of someone? As a boss, avoid these to ensure that there is a healthy relationship between you and your employees in the workplace. Controlling. There is a fine line between controlling and leading. As the boss, you are expected to lead, motivate and encourage employees to be creative. On the other hand, a controlling boss delegates tasks as is, without giving employees a chance to provide feedback. Indecisive. Managers should be relied upon in making critical decisions in the workplace. An indecisive manager is often too concerned with failure rather than problem resolution. Stubborn. The [...]

Avoid Becoming The Horrible Boss in The Workplace2023-03-03T00:01:38+10:00

May 16, 2014 4:42 pm

Office Hacks to Increase Productivity


Did you know that the common paper clips and binder clips can save you a lot of time and effort in keeping your office space organized? You can also use toilet paper rolls to keep your cords from tangling by creating a simple cord organizer. Here are some of the coolest hacks we can find to improve your productivity and keep you organized at the office.   Binder Clip Organizers. These life savers are not just meant to keep your envelopes shut, as it can also be used to organize all kinds of cables.   Paper Clip Stands. Paper clips [...]

Office Hacks to Increase Productivity2023-03-03T00:01:40+10:00

New Knots to Try For Your Tie


Tired of the Four-In-Hand knot you’ve been doing with your tie for the past several years? You might want to check out these cool knots that are meant to impress. Here are 2 of the most exotic knots you can try out. 1. The Eldredge Knot 2. The Trinity Knot Read more about this on the His Style Diary website.

New Knots to Try For Your Tie2023-03-03T00:01:40+10:00

April 8, 2014 1:48 pm

Sushi For Salary, Anyone?


The owner of two Japanese bars in Cairns is in deep water after it was found out that he short changed his employees almost $50,000, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman. Mizuno Trading Company Pty Ltd was investigated and found to have underpaid 3 Japanese and 2 Korean workers, paying them wages in $9 an hour and tried to compensate them with sushi. Company director Shoichi Mizuno claims that $9 was the market rate in Japan and added that it was all he could afford. The legal rate for the employees should have ranged between $22.86 and $30.06 an hour. [...]

Sushi For Salary, Anyone?2023-03-03T00:01:40+10:00
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