How to conduct an interview

Conducting an interview - the right way to do it

 

An interview is not an easy situation - neither for the applicants, nor for you as the employer, who ultimately decides who to accept and who to reject. If you have to conduct an interview, you should do it in such a way that you can get as detailed a picture of the candidate as...

 

Pomodoro technique

Pomodoro technique: How to resist distractions and increase productivity

 

Distractions and multitasking are among the greatest productivity killers of our time. With the Pomodoro technique, you learn focused single-tasking that significantly increases your productivity and improves the quality of your work. Find out what other advantages this time...

 

OX App Suite

OX App Suite by Open-Xchange

 

Looking for a new office solution? The OX App Suite offers many functions that are similar to those of Microsoft and Google, but also has data protection in mind. The app suite enables you to work together on documents, distribute files via cloud storage, organise emails, and...

 

Communication in the workplace

Communication in the workplace: What should you pay attention to?

 

Good communication is one of the main pillars of productive work environments and this can only be created when colleagues talk to each other in a friendly, constructive way. A company can quickly become more successful than its competitors if everyone, from managing directors to...

 

Tips for your LinkedIn profile

Tips on how to optimise your LinkedIn profile

 

LinkedIn has become an indispensable part of the job search. HR staff search the network for potential candidates for open positions. A well-managed profile is essential to be successful on LinkedIn. After all, you want to show yourself at your best on LinkedIn. It is important...

 

Easy steps to close a P&L account

Merchants pursuing trade activities are legally obliged to prepare annual accounts based on double-entry bookkeeping. The profit and loss account is an integral part of this, as it demonstrates just how successful a company was during a given financial year. When you close your nominal accounts, it is important that the structure and sequence of your profit-and-loss accounts abide by various...

Exceptions for small businesses - help or hindrance?

All beginnings are difficult - this also applies in setting up a business. Luckily, there are three special schemes where small businesses have an exception for all things accounting, including registering as VAT exempt. However, the status of a small business is not always helpful, and in some cases it may help to register for VAT even if you’re not obliged to – check out the pros and cons.

Small businesses, explained

According to the Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), a small business is a privately-owned and operated business with a small scale of trade and a small number of employees, depending on the industry. Small businesses are commonly referred to by the European term “SME” which stands for Small to Medium-sized Enterprise. An SME can be a limited company, partnership, or sole trader. There are...

What is a limited partnership?

When two or more people join together to operate a business, they often choose a limited partnership as their legal structure. Whilst it is fairly simple process to start a limited partnership, provisions regarding liability can sometimes pose major challenges to shareholders. Whoever enters into a limited partnership doesn’t just take over a part of the management duties, they also become...

Work-life balance

A work-life balance involves a lot more than simply dividing working time and personal time equally. The concept is often viewed as a philosophy that determines many aspects of a person’s life. In order for it to succeed, both employers and employees must make an effort to create the best possible working conditions. Read all about why this philosophy is so desirable, what it includes, and how...

Personnel management – tasks, functions, and goals

Qualified employees are a decisive factor when it comes to determining success for a company. The prerequisite for success is a functioning, strategic system of personnel management. As an essential component of personnel management, personnel administration is responsible for the smooth running of administrative and routine tasks within human resources. Personnel management pursues the central...

Legal breaks at work – what employees are legally entitled to

Regulations on working hours are one of the most important arrangements between an employee and employer. But how much break time are employees entitled to? How does the law define breaks and are there any exceptions? Which breaks are paid for and which aren’t? Answers to all these questions can be found in this article.

Conflict management – a way out of the crisis

Conflict management can be a useful tool for every company. Despite the best of efforts, most companies will likely experience conflicts of varying seriousness between employees. These conflicts must be resolved as quickly as possible, and in a way that will satisfy all parties. How can you best achieve de-escalation? What types of conflict are there? We provide the answers.


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