Employee engagement

Skills and mindset needed to work in a remote capacity

Skills and mindset needed to work in a remote capacity

Increasingly, people are seeing that the benefits of remote work outweigh the more traditional office experience. One of the reasons for this is fewer distractions which in turn leads to increased productivity. Employers offering a flexible remote option can translate into long-term loyalty and reduced costs. Working remotely is not only cost-effective, it also allows you to recruit the absolute…

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The benefits of making inclusion a priority

The benefits of making inclusion a priority

It is a fact that low diversity is bad for business. Companies spend millions of pounds annually to foster a more inclusive corporate culture. They don’t just do it to avoid discrimination lawsuits, but because it makes them money. Leaders face the challenge of turning their companies into a meritocracy-based organisation. Running a meritocracy-based organisation is all about transparency and…

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Break down silos for good

Break down silos for good

Ever since the dawn of industrialisation, specialization has been a key process in maximizing productivity and getting a better return on investment. But division and departmentalization can go too far and have serious effects on a business’s creativity and flexibility. The silo mentality occurs when different departments and hierarchy levels in your organisation fail to share ideas and information to…

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Tips for successfully working with remote teams

Tips for successfully working with remote teams

Remote working has grown substantially in the last decade. In fact, even pre-COVID, millions of employees were already working from home at least half the time. Remote work is the future we all must get ready for. The rise of remote work is unavoidable. Allowing remote work can benefit not only your workforce but you as a leader and the…

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Best practices for managing virtual assistants

Best practices for managing virtual assistants

Virtual assistants are self-employed individuals providing administrative services online. Their popularity has increased substantially in the last decade. The benefits of hiring virtual assistants are substantially. Not only they are cost effective, but they also offer great flexibility and years of experience in their specific fields. Hiring virtual assistants has never been easier. There are several job boards and agencies…

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Learn how to work together to overcome the daily obstacles of productivity

Learn how to work together to overcome the daily obstacles of productivity

We all know that individual productivity is essential, but there’s more to the ability of getting things done than just our own individual working style. No matter how well we work on our own, our environment and our interactions with other people can either drag us down or help our productivity soar. We need to look at how we work…

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Remote work – the new normal

Remote work – the new normal

This new normal, whereby remote work is the norm, will allow businesses to optimise their talent pool while creating more opportunities for prospective employees. Today’s enforced remote working shines a light on every business and its state of readiness for the future of work. Yet, despite positive remote work trends, many companies are still reluctant to adopt it. Reasons could…

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Meetings – how to use them effectively

Meetings – how to use them effectively

Meetings, in essence, are meant to boost productivity and efficiency. When everyone is on the same page and aware of what should be done, even the most challenging tasks can be completed. In reality, we find ourselves stuck at unproductive meetings, week after week. Meetings are essential to a smooth-running company; unfortunately, many leaders don’t know how to use them…

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Wellbeing at work

Wellbeing at work

The working world is often stressful. And let’s be honest: we all have days in the office when we don’t feel our best. But what happens when these days turn into weeks, months, or even years, and the stress starts to feel overwhelming? For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend…

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Learn how to give and receive feedback

Learn how to give and receive feedback

We probably all know that we should give people constructive feedback. And anyone who has experienced bad feedback will know that it is unhelpful and hurtful. But how can we ensure that the feedback we give is constructive and inoffensive? It’s fair to say that while giving feedback is an art you perfect over time, you can prematurely improve your…

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