Working life is full of distractions. One minute you’re plugging away at your keyboard, the next a conversation has started up across the office about a TV show you saw last night and you want in.
These distractions can quickly ruin workflow.
To help ensure you remain on top of your game and focused at your desk, we’ve put together a few tips. Continue reading
It’s hard to get noticed in the office if there are a number of co-workers all performing the same job as you. This isn’t a problem if you are happy to go along with the nine-to-five, it could be a slight issue if you want to ask for a raise, or would like to boost your job prospects with a view to gaining promotion at some point in your career. Continue reading
How functional would you say your desk is? Is it clutter-free, clean and tidy, ready to support you throughout the working day, or is just a mess, strewn with paperwork, dirty cups and littered with useless junk that hinders rather than helps your daily activities? Continue reading
Receptionists are the first point of contact for companies. This is an important role. Not everyone is suited to this position, it takes a special skill set and you need a particular type of personality to nail it as front of house staff.
Strong customer service skills will certainly help if you are considering a role as a receptionist. You need to be on your game throughout the working day, utilising a host of talents to perform effectively in this role, create a great first impression by strengthening in these areas. Continue reading
It’s hard to stay in shape if you are seated at a desk all day. Most days your body is fairly immobile as you sit there, tapping various buttons on a keyboard whilst staring silently at the screen placed on your desk.
Keeping fit whilst at work isn’t easy, but even the most gym-phobic person can do a little exercise in the office, even if they are stuck behind a desk from nine ‘til five. Here are some steps you can take to become healthier at work, try these exercises when you get a spare minute or two. Continue reading
Headaches, high blood pressure, and heart problems. These are just three side effects of stress.
But what is it that’s causing you to feel stressed?
In most instances work is to blame. There are deadlines to meet, client’s to impress, responsibilities to adhere to – it can all become too much, which in turn can have a serious impact on your health. Continue reading
We all know how daunting a first day at a new job can be. Not only do you have to give a good first impression to everyone you meet, but you have to remember everything you’re shown; from how the computer system operates to the name of your boss. Continue reading
The receptionist, more often than not, sits at the front line of the business. It’s their job to welcome people in and make a good first impression every time. If they don’t, it reflects badly on the business. Continue reading
Have you had a bad run of employing people that just aren’t good enough? Have they been with you two months and shown that they aren’t the candidate you first thought? Continue reading
Team morale is one of the most important elements of office life. And if morale is low, any manager will have difficulty keeping on top of workloads and dealing with conflicts. So what can you do to boost team morale in times of hardship? Continue reading