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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How to Attract the Best Talent to Your SME

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Is your business ready to grow and take on new staff? Are you at the point that you need to increase your employees but are wondering how to attract the best talent to your SME? Here are some tips on hiring the best talent based on my experience. 

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10 Simple Changes To Make For A More Healthy Time At Work

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Even though you're sedentary most of the day at work doesn't mean you don't have the power to stay trim and fit. You just have to incorporate a few simple lifestyle changes and alter your habits. So, here are 10 simple changes you can make for a more healthy time at work:

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5 Key Ingredients To Becoming a Happy Small Business Owner

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It's not hard to find quotes from top company CEOs on the path to success or the best way to enjoy life, but it's not very relatable, all things considered. It's possible to be happier amid the largely daunting task of running your own business. The autonomy it affords is incomparable to working for someone else. If you're a small business owner who wouldn't quite consider yourself happy, then here are a few ways to help improve your happiness levels.

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How to Make Your Business Meetings More Manageable

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Business meetings are known for being a bit boring, and sometimes unorganised. They can also run late and long without giving attendees an authentic opportunity to engage the process. Company leaders have to ensure events are productive and keep employees engaged and informed. Here are six tips to consider that can help manage any business meeting a little better and more manageable.

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How to Get Employees to Brag About Your Business

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Research has shown that the key to getting your employees to brag about your business isn't your services or products - it's your engagement. Interestingly enough, when an employee feels engaged at work, there is a 96% chance that he/she will give their job nothing less than their best effort. Here's how to get employees to brag about your business:

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5 Office Design Trends That Could Make Your Company More Productive

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Every company needs different work space to accommodate how it organises its workflows. The design of your office can affect how your employees work both by themselves and together. Every now and then trends emerge in the way offices are designed. Here are 5 office design trends that could make your company more productive:

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