Workplace

In a globalised world, a job overseas where you can experience different working cultures can be an important way for professionals to differentiate themselves and get ahead in their careers.

Is a job overseas the right move for your career?


When people know their employer values and trusts them, they will put themselves out when the workload is heavy or a colleague needs help.

Come together: staff engagement strategies for smaller accounting firms


10 per cent of employee turnover was due to bad hiring decisions. Don't fall into the same mistake.

What to do when you've made a bad hire


The end of the year is a good time to take stock, and to take steps to improve your accounting firm's staff engagement.

Year end: a time for client and staff engagement


A more diverse workforce can create challenges and complications for managers but “makes for greater rewards" Prof Ian Williamson tells the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA).

Diversity and profit: there is a link


According to the researchers, employees who were moved to open-plan offices spent 73 per cent less time in face-to-face interactions.

Why open-plan offices kill teamwork


The average office worker today is standing less than at any other point in human history.

The truth behind the standing-up-at-work movement


If staff also travel for work, it can increase the risk of business data or devices falling into the wrong hands. Be sure your staff is educated about cybercrime.

Up, up and away? How to avoid cybercrime during work travel


Graphic design in iWork is a good alternative to the offerings of Microsoft Office Suite.

Beyond Microsoft Office Suite: alternatives that work


As children, we are creative without thinking, but this impulse becomes diminished in schools and learning institutions that prioritise conformity over creativity.

The human factor: harnessing creativity and innovation


A 25-minute meeting provides the ideal length of time to achieve results without impacting productivity.

6 tips to reduce the time you spend in meetings


Striking up conversations with strangers can be difficult but the conference itself means that there is already professional common ground and subjects to discuss.

How to network at a conference


Despite their shortcomings, AI and machine learning are still enormously valuable efficiency tools.

AI: opportunity maker or opportunity killer?


Your company culture has a major impact on the health of your company.

Bad company: fixing a toxic company culture


Dress code? What dress code? It’s not uncommon to see staff wear jeans, chinos and tailored shorts every day of the week, no matter the industry.

What not to wear: should your workplace have a dress code?


Image: David McCandless@informationisbeautiful.net

How the right graphics take presentations to a new level


Actively planning for retirement helps counter the loss of identity, income and status that can accompany the exit from the workforce.

Know when to change gear: judging the right time for retirement


Group thinking is a real danger when everyone in the team is the same demographic.

8 tips to build a great team


A good apology has the power to repair relationships and restore respect. Rather than being a sign of weakness, saying 'I'm sorry' shows strength of character.

Apologise like a leader: how to say 'I'm sorry'


Employers can minimise toxic complaining by making employees feel valued and heard.

Whinge away the day: why complaining at work can be good for you


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