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...

 

Accounts payable: The most important aspects at a glance

Accounts payable accounting is the part of financial accounting of a company that deals with vendors and is therefore the counterpart to accounts receivable accounting, which handles customers and money owed to the company. The invoices that vendors issue to a company go to the company’s accounts payable department. There the invoices are checked, prepared for payment at the right time and posted....

Coworking – a new way of working for modern jobs

Coworking came about due to the ever-changing modern working world. In many professions, you don’t necessarily have to work at a specific location. Coworking spaces are an alternative to the classic office, but are also different to your own four walls or the café around the corner. What exactly is coworking?

Creating a work schedule with Excel: a guide

There’s a sale in the shop. Large queues at the till. Hardly any staff to be found. Apparently, there was a misunderstanding about the work schedule: two employees didn’t show up because they had lost theirs. The solution? Go digital. With Excel, you can easily create a work schedule and send it as a PDF file to your employees’ smartphones. But how does this work?

Making Tax Digital (MTD)

In April 2019, the HMRC launched the Making Tax Digital (MTD) scheme. This digital way of completing tax returns aims to reduce tax mistakes whilst establishing an efficient real-time record keeping process. However, what exactly does this mean for your business and how will it affect your VAT returns? Find out the key facts in this handy guide on MTD for VAT.

The best crowdfunding sites – a comparison

Crowdfunding sites allow artists and start-ups to collect donations for their projects. Instead of relying on large investors, you place your trust in a donations-based financing concept, which operates on small donations by lots of individuals. In return, you reward your backers with updates about your developing project, as well as sending them a small thank you gift in return – although this is...

A new approach to e-mail – improve internal communication and boost productivity

In an age where everyone is striving for efficiency, good communication and collaboration lie at the heart of any successful business. Given the huge range of options, it is often difficult to decide on which method or application to turn to in order to boost productivity and efficiency. In this article, we look at how a new approach on a well-established system can help improve internal...

How to prioritise: 9 methods to help you get started

When work piles up, there is no way around it: prioritising tasks is part of the daily work of a good company head or team leader. But if everything already had to be done yesterday, it can be difficult to define a clear structure. Proven concepts for how to prioritise such as the Eisenhower principle and the 80:20 rule can bring order into workload chaos. Everything begins with pen and paper –...

The 80-20 rule: the Pareto principle

Achieving the greatest possible success with little effort? That's what many people dream of. This wish can be fulfilled with the Pareto principle. Whether at work, at university, or in private life, those who follow the 80-20 rule ensure efficient handling of all important tasks. We explain to you what the Pareto principle is all about and its advantages and disadvantages.

BCG matrix: bringing your company forwards

What does the future look like for your product and services? The BCG matrix is a simple tool that helps you make your decision: should you invest in a business unit or not? We explain the individual zones of the portfolio matrix and use an example to illustrate how to set up the BCG matrix.

Balanced Scorecard: A tool for effective strategy implementation

Is your business strategy working out? The balanced scorecard by Kaplan and Norton can help you answer this question. It enables a comprehensive analysis of the company from various perspectives; it also provides useful key indicators on where there may be shortcomings in the company. Identify the success factors at all levels of your company to ensure long-term success.


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