Workplace

Too much work lingo can tarnish employee relationships, demoralise people, lead to higher staff turnover and drain productivity. However used in the right way, it can promote bonding and group solidarity.

Buzzwords: The ‘new normal’ of business jargon


Just as you usually would in a “normal” conference, there are opportunities to attend sessions, ask questions and communicate with peers at the virtual variety.

How to make the most of a virtual conference


Simple rituals, such as each team member stating what they are working on that day, will help keep everyone up to date, and have the added benefit of driving group accountability.

Top tips from experts on managing a virtual team


In fact, even before COVID-19, employers were increasingly adopting technologies to monitor employees’ activities.

Employee-monitoring technology: Productivity vs privacy


Are personality tests worth doing? What do they reveal, and do they improve the accuracy and validity of the recruitment process?

Should personality tests be part of the recruitment process?


To be effective, remote onboarding must consider both the cultural and technical aspects of work.

Virtual onboarding: Top tips for engaging new employees


Managers may need to implement new systems and develop existing skills to ensure they get the most out of a more flexible workforce.

How to get the most out of a flexible workforce


Wes Lambert, CEO of the Restaurant and Catering Industry Association, confirms that many of his members are now more cautious and reluctant to hire casual employees.

‘Casual’ employment ruled a thing of the past


There are going to be a lot of practices under even more pressure because clients are going to come in early and want their tax return completed.

Heavy lifting: Why tax time this year is more taxing


Now that we can work remotely, the whole purpose of an office might change.

How COVID-19 will impact future trends in office design


Your brain continues to work while you’re asleep, so if you have decided what you need to do the next day, you can wake up ready to hit the ground running.

Return on investment: 9 effective time management techniques


People in business need to consciously maintain their mental wellbeing and the usual commonsense approaches still apply.

Stress management: COVID-19, tax time and the sum of our fears


There is little doubt that social media has changed the landscape on how organisations control and communicate their messages.

The power of words – and the harm of careless ones


According to UK research, hoarding data impairs productivity and causes stress, anxiety and disorganisation.

Digital minimalism - 9 ways to deal with virtual clutter


There is a good chance that major changes could occur in offices over the next few months as staff start to return.

How to expertly handle return-to-work for employees post-pandemic


What if you didn’t have to make more time to attend to your health because it was integrated into every working day?

Need a nudge? How to make healthy choices easy at work


If most of us agree that meetings make it harder for us to get work done, why do we have so many?

6 tips for effective remote meetings


A wi-fi analyser like NetSpot can be a big help in diagnosing connectivity problems.

7 tips for troubleshooting your remote work technology


Casual employees working regular and systematic hours with “predictable periods of working time” are likely to be considered permanent employees, regardless of what their contract says or whether they are paid a casual loading.

The casual approach: How employee-employer terms will change


Companies that once planned to uplift their digital strategy in one-year cycles must now scale their initiatives in a matter of weeks or days.

5 steps out of isolation: Business in the post-COVID recovery era


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