The work from home (WFH) policy: A guide for first-timers

During the coronavirus epidemic, many companies decided to send home most of their employee, especially software developers, graphic designers, marketing professionals amongst others. The work from home policy aims at protecting everyone’s health, so everyone understands how important it is to embrace it. At the same time, there are many employees or small business owners that …

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What are the reasons employees choose to leave a company?

The job market is vast. Some of its parts get saturated, but there are always positions for the ever-hunting, good candidates who acknowledge their worth. Even though their bosses don’t. According to recent research by Manila Recruitment, 50% of over 7000 employees wanted to get away from the manager/boss and choose to quit work. There …

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5 tips to increase productivity at work during the holidays

The holiday season is reminiscent of rest, relaxation, partying, eating and shopping for the majority of people. However, the world keeps on turning, and work has to be done. Preferably, before Christmas time and the new year arrive. The reality is that the Christmas spirit has a negative impact on productivity as early as mid-December. …

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How to throw the ideal Christmas party at work

Christmas parties at work ask for preparations that are always demanding and repetitive since they have to happen every year. Christmas office party planning can be overwhelming. Think of buying food, beverages and Christmas decorations while organizing the evening thematically. That’s why you need an active and spirited group of elves to help you organize …

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6 core ways to inspire innovation at work

Companies are not static entities that watch the years go by. They are organic groups of people that form the foundation of each company. Thus, they should evolve in order to survive. This is a direct consequence of the rapid technological and economic progress that the business world has been experiencing in the last decade. …

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10+ virtual team-building activities that make a difference

Work, work, work. You cannot survive as a remote working professional without some interaction and entertainment, and even some deeper connection. Your virtual team surely could benefit from a variety of online team builders like interesting and interpersonal gestures, activities, quizzes, contests, and challenges. However, you don’t have to organize these activities for one single …

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6 effective ways to renew enthusiasm at work

This article is not divine intervention. It’s a personal confession. It’s an account of all the things that could go right to avoid failed teamwork and unpleasant working conditions. Of course, I can understand that the business world is not an easy one to be part of. Still, there are always ways to make things …

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Virtual team management: 7 effective ways to achieve it

Remote work comes with multiple benefits that have made it increase in popularity over the last few years. For employers, it’s a great way to gather top-notch talent from all over the world and cut down on cost. For employees, telecommuting equals flexibility and independence.  But how do you keep tabs on a scattered virtual …

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The troubleshooting guide for generations in the workforce

Tech expertise is not an ability that you’re born with. People must train themselves to be tech-savvy. Today, generations in the workplace have very diverse approaches to technology. Baby boomers have little experience with it. Generation X is definitely more familiar with tech. The millennials (Gen Y) grew up during the rise of the internet …

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The road to effective team meetings

…is paved with good intentions: All team leaders want their staff meetings to flow smoothly and achieve their goal so that everyone can go back to their tasks feeling like they had an effective team meeting. More often than not, though, team gatherings feel like a complete waste of time and cause nothing but frustration. They …

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