Working from home tax deductions

How to tax-deduct working from home

 

Whether you’re self-employed or employed – a growing number of professionals are working from home and many even set-up a dedicated space to perform their job duties. To reduce the tax burden, the costs for working from home can be tax-deducted. However, certain conditions need...

 

SMART goals

How to achieve more by setting SMART goals

 

Have you heard of SMART goals, but you’ve never used an organised and effective method for setting objectives? We’ll explain the advantages of SMART goals, how to use the technique for your personal and business goals and what to watch out for with this method. Because, like all...

 

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)?

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) explained

 

Neuro-linguistic programming, NLP for short, is a collection of tools and models designed to facilitate and strengthen communication in various areas of life and work. The goal is to better understand oneself and others, and to make positive changes. We will tell you exactly what...

 

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 how to create this kind of CV and what contents HR look for.

Elevator pitch

Elevator pitch: How to convince in just a few minutes

Nowadays, an elevator pitch rarely takes place in an actual lift. But the fact remains that we often face situations in everyday life where we need to present ourselves in a brief and compelling way. Could you pique the interest of a potential employer or investor in under two minutes? Here's a guide on how to give a perfect elevator pitch.

5S Methodology

5S Methodology: Increasing workplace productivity

Whether in a workshop or an office: Things don’t always go as planned. The 5S methodology can help us carry out tasks more efficiently and make better use of available resources. Invented in Japan, it has already revolutionised the corporate world there. What’s behind the method, and how can its individual steps be integrated into daily working life?

Create timesheets in Excel

Time recording in Excel: How to create a timesheet

The time stamp clock was used in the past, but nowadays we’ve switched to electronic time recording. While some large companies are equipped with special reporting systems, smaller companies mainly use digital software solutions. These are not absolutely necessary since time recording using Excel works just as well - and is completely free of charge.

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 possible. A structured process and open, credible communication will make this process a lot easier for you.

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 management technique offers, how the method can be put to use and which apps can help you.

Interview follow up sample email

Following up with an interview: E-mail enquiry template

You’ve mastered the job interview, but now comes the hardest part: waiting. If it’s taking too long, you can send a follow up e-mail after the interview. Sending an e-mail using a template, you can avoid errors: Being pushy and rude could catapult your application to the side lines. Find out what to look out for!

Writing a cover letter

How to write the perfect cover letter for a job application

If you are applying for a job, attach a cover letter to your application documents. This is a text in which you introduce yourself as a person and a worker. The art of writing a cover letter is to present yourself in the best way possible as concisely as possible. Most cover letters follow a similar structure so that HR managers can quickly grasp the essential information.

Register new employees

How to register a new employee

Registering a new employee is relatively straightforward. After making sure they can work in the UK, you need to collect their information, tell HMRC and that’s practically all there is to it. The article explains what needs to be done as well as a handy checklist to make sure you’ve completed each step to register a new employee.

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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