Set up an office at home

Setting up your home office for safe and efficient working

 

The option to work from home continues to gain in importance as part of a modern workforce. To ensure that you can work efficiently and securely from home, certain precautions should be considered. Generally, employees are free to design their home office spaces as they wish....

 

Ergonomic workspace

Ergonomic workstation for healthy working

 

An ergonomic workspace is an important pillar of the healthy work life. But many people are missing the know-how to create a more ergonomic environment. Illness, discomfort, and a lack of motivation can be the consequence. And yet, an ergonomically-designed workstation is easy to...

 

Exercise in the office

Exercise at work can help reduce stress and prevent illness

 

Sitting for hours on end is not beneficial to mind and body. So, what can you do if you have to work every day as an office worker, where for most of your job you must sit? Exercising at work can help! It is wholly possible to integrate exercise in the office into your routine...

 

Curriculum vitae template

Curriculum vitae: Template and tips

 

On average, HR spend four minutes on each application. That’s why you should make sure your curriculum vitae is setup in such a way that it’s easily skimmable – the best way to do this is with a tabular CV, which covers all your bases. With our free CV template, we’ll show you...

 

E-recruiting

E-recruiting: Applicant tracking systems for better applicant management

 

Whether it’s in the field of mobile or social media, various methods can help bring applicant management into the digital age. E-recruiting can help make it easier for you to find better candidates, strengthen your employer brand, and free up your HR department. This saves money...

 

G Suite vs. Office 365

Comparing G Suite to Microsoft 365

 

Which is better, G suite or Microsoft 365? Both providers offer users a cloud platform with business-ready office and collaboration tools. The pricing is also in a similar ballpark. Entrepreneurs who want to centralise operational work processes with cloud-based applications are...

 

How to apologise for late replies

Sorry for the late reply: How to write apologies for a late reply

Everyone forgets to reply to less important emails at work once in a while – or even puts them off deliberately. This may be the case if you have to pass on bad news, for instance. But if you want to avoid making a negative impression, you shouldn’t just leave it. A well-formulated apology for a delayed response can help you to convince customers, business partners, and co-workers of your...

Accounting-apps

Accounting apps in comparison: The best solutions for mobile accounting

Since a low budget often doesn’t permit hiring an external accountant, many self-employed people and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have to manage their own accounts to schedule invoices and keep track of payments and payroll. Accounting apps deliver those much-needed services straight to your mobile device and enable you to work from your smartphone or tablet. Here, we introduce you to...

Workforce management

Workforce management (WFM): objectives, methods and tools

Hiring qualified employees is just half the battle. Engaging them effectively is the real challenge. Workforce management is intended to ensure that positions within a company are filled by the most qualified employees for them. It is also supposed to prevent bottlenecks or surplus within the company.

Facilitation Techniques

Moderation Techniques for Efficient Meetings

Meetings that aren’t moderated often drift off-topic, leaving the important matters at hand overlooked. Moderation is therefore essential; there are a range of moderation techniques that enable you to avoid these situations. Conversation strategies help you keep meetings on course, prevent unnecessary discussions, and involve everyone present.

Continuous Improvement Process

CIP – Continuous Improvement for Your Company

Constant increases in quality: That works best with ongoing, small improvements. CIP – the continuous improvement process – provides the right framework for this. Every employee should see it as their task to recommend improvements for their area of work. And that can be quite simple: Even reorganising the workplace can have a great impact.

Verbal communication

Verbal communication – the key to mutual understanding

Verbal communication isn’t the only factor that determines the success or failure of a conversation, but it plays a key role. You’ll achieve your goal more quickly if you can express yourself clearly and skillfully. You’ll also handle critical situations in your day-to-day work more effectively if you have targeted strategies for communication.

Nonverbal communication

Understanding and using nonverbal communication

If you only pay attention to verbal language and ignore nonverbal communication, you’ll eventually encounter problems in your personal and professional life. How you understand other people ultimately depends not only on what they say, but how they say it. If you want others to perceive and understand you as you intend, you need to know how nonverbal communication works.

Body language

Body language: The most important form of nonverbal communication

Even when we don’t say anything, we communicate: Our body language is more or less consciously sending out signals to those around us. Gestures, expressions, and posture often share more than we’d like, including how we feel in a given situation. If you’re able to understand body language, you’re better prepared in conversations with others – and can adjust your body language accordingly.

Microsoft Exchange alternatives

Microsoft Exchange: What are the alternatives?

Microsoft Exchange is the leading collaboration software, which you can use to manage emails, appointments, and contacts. But it’s not the only software for that. If you’re looking for an Exchange alternative, there are a number of tools with a similar range of services, including free and open-source options. Just make sure to check that your chosen solution fits the IT infrastructure of your...

Bullwhip effect

The bullwhip effect

The bullwhip effect, also known as the Forester effect, describes the phenomenon in which fluctuations in market demand can increase at every point in the supply chain. Even small changes in demand that a retailer will hardly notice can have a major impact on a manufacturing company at the beginning of the supply chain. The bullwhip effect is therefore important for supply chain management.

Productivity

Productivity plays a leading role in running a successful business. From relevant tools, to project management and collaboration, including self-motivation and time management, this section gives employers and employees a wide selection of tips on nurturing productivity in the workplace.


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