When Should You Move Out Of Your Home Office?

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Many entrepreneurs begin their journey by growing their young business from home. There are numerous reasons why this may be the case: they may have no requirement for a dedicated office or they may be looking to minimise costs in any way possible. However, the vast majority of businesses will reach the inevitable stage when their home office is no longer suitable for their needs. It can be difficult to decide when the right time is for making the leap and moving into an office. So when should you move out of your home office?

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How to Keep Talented Employees in Your Company

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Employee loyalty might seem difficult to obtain these days. Rather than sticking with a single career until retirement, the modern day workforce often jumps from one job to the next every few years. There are many reasons for this erratic career progression: employees are learning how to keep an eye out for higher paying opportunities, companies with more benefits, and roles that allow them to use their skill sets. It is becoming increasingly difficult to hang onto your talent. Here are a few ways your organisation can set itself apart from competitors and hang on to employees.

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Top Tips For A Smooth Office Relocation

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So it’s time to move your company on, but be warned: moving an office is not the same as moving a home. Moving house usually only affects a few people. There are usually only a few rooms to empty and move. You can usually inform everyone who needs to be told, such as banks and councils, within a day or so. Offices are tougher – there will be heavier and probably more expensive equipment, that can only be disconnected by experts. There are many more companies and parties that need to be informed. If the move is not slick, orders and money can be lost. And of course, there are two other sets of people to think of: employees and customers. Here are tips to make the move a smooth one.

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5 Essentials Of Small Business Confidence

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How confident are you about your business right now? What factors feed into small business confidence? Here are 5 essentials of small business confidence.

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5 Simple Things To Tackle Gender Imbalance in the Workplace

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More and more businesses and companies are making it their priority to restore the gender balance in the workplace - and you should be too. Working to hire a fair balance of men, women and non-binary staff will not only create a more diverse atmosphere in the office, but it will also ensure you’re searching in a bigger pool of candidates, meaning you can find exceptional people with varied world views to form a powerful, productive team. But how to do it? Here are 5 simple things your business can do towards tackling gender imbalance in the workplace.

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Five Habits of Successful Small Business Leaders

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Each year, thousands of people start small businesses. Unfortunately, at the same time, thousands of small businesses fail. What is the secret to staying afloat in an uncertain economy? There are a number of simple habits demonstrated by successful small business leaders. Here are 5 in particular that successful small business leaders tend to have:

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4 Simple Tips for a More Sustainable Office Environment

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The initiative to reduce office waste can not only be more profitable for a business but can also help to make a happier working environment for your employees. Investing in eco-friendly options can make for a better, more vibrant working space that is both sustainable and profitable. Here are 4 simple tips for a more sustainable office environment:

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Why Approaching Passive Talent Can Be Cost Effective Recruitment For SMEs

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Ireland’s soaring employment figures are proving quite a challenge for SMEs that need to recruit. SMEs can make their recruitment more effective by targeting passive talent. The nation’s near-full employment status means that, according to a recent survey from Performance Reward Consulting, 80% of Irish firms are finding it difficult to recruit much-needed talent. If a firm struggles to find their ideal candidate among those actively hunting for new positions, they need to look in a different direction – by targeting talented candidates who aren’t yet dreaming of pastures new. Here is why approaching passive talent can be cost effective recruitment for SMEs:

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11 Tips for Motivating Your Employees

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A motivated workforce goes a long way towards the success of your business. As the business owner, you may be super motivated about your own business but how are you motivating your team? Here are 11 tips for motivating your employees:

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5 Reasons Why Happy Employees Are More Productive

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I believe that every employer strives to have productive employees. The most effective way to improve productivity at work is to satisfy employees. Here are 5 reasons why happy employees are more productive:

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Tips For Managing Friction in the Workplace

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A workplace needs all kinds of personalities, strengths and approaches to be successful. Unfortunately, sometimes certain traits clash and cause friction in the workplace. This is just human nature. Even the closest of families or the best of friends don’t always get along. Although minor conflicts are to be expected, as a manager it’s your job to make sure any friction is nipped in the bud before it becomes a serious issue and impacts on the business. Here are some tips for managing friction in the workplace:

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3 Key Questions to Ask Yourself as a Leader

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In today’s world, business is more about bringing people together than ever before. With such global interconnectedness, advanced technologies and high-speed communications, leaders no longer have the same tasks and obligations. As a leader upholding your business’s vision, you play a central role in connecting the many ways that innovative employees might contribute to building networks of support to your company’s overarching goals. Here are 3 key questions to ask yourself as a leader:

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Why You Should Have Core Values For Your Business

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Core values educate employees, clients, potential customers and even other companies. This ensures that everyone has a clear picture as to what the company is about. It also ensures that the company’s identity is defined. For those in the highly competitive industries, this gives them added advantage. Here are some reasons why you should have core values for your business:

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Tips For Introducing a Dress Code at Your Workplace

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Employees are representatives of the business and as such are an advertisement of the business. This should be borne in mind by employees when considering appropriate work attire. An employer is entitled to stipulate a dress code or uniform be worn during working hours. A smart professional appearance is often a requirement of many working environments especially where employees come into contact with clients and member of the public. Here are some tips for introducing a dress code at your workplace:

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How To Enhance Your Office Environment For Employees

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A ‘water cooler moment’ is a popular phrase to describe people discussing a shared experience, often on television, around the office water dispenser. The water cooler itself becomes a key meeting point for employees to socialise; a good example of how an office environment can improve staff relationships. Improving your office environment for employees is a great way to increase productivity and retain your best employees. Here are some tips for how to enhance your office environment for employees:

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Why People Leave Cushy Corporate Jobs for the Unknown of a Startup

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Let’s face it, corporate jobs have a lot to offer. There’s job security, the promise of internal promotion and not to mention the robust benefits. And while many find that holding down a corporate job has its advantages, others opt to leave for the land of startup. Here's why people leave cushy corporate jobs for the unknown of a startup:

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6 HR Mistakes Not To Make For Small Businesses

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Running a small business means taking on multiple roles. However, having to handle so many jobs, from marketing to managing employees, can lead to costly mistakes. It's not uncommon for a small-business owners to neglect the human-resources side of the business when things are going smoothly, but not staying on top of employee management can lead to high turnover and possible litigation. With human-resource errors being one of the main reasons most small business fail in less than five years, employee management must be one of your top priorities. To up your odds of survival, here are 6 HR mistakes not to make for small businesses:

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4 Ways Businesses Can Increase Inclusion For Disabled Employees

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While the law requires reasonable accommodations to be met for current and applying employees, it’s best not to wait until an employee asks before you update your facilities. Having a company that is already physically prepared to handle disabilities can attract great talent that otherwise would have been put off by inadequate accommodation of physical needs. Take the time to evaluate what you have right now to help include disabled individuals, and consider these 4 ways to further that inclusion.

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Tips for Employee Training For Your Small Business

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Whether you're running a small business or a blossoming startup, the best training will meet the mission of your business, offer consistency for the company’s services and products providing new members of staff with the skill they need to be productive and to succeed. Here are some tips for employee training for your small business:

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Terminating a Contract of Employment - What You Need to Know

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Terminating an employee's contract is never easy but on some occasions there may be no other alternative. There are certain steps that you should follow. Here's what you need to know about terminating a contract of employment:

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