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Is your desk a mess? Here are 8 tips to help keep your desk clean and organised

By Laura at 27 Apr 2018

We are all guilty of having an unorganised desk at some point in our working lives. However, some of us continually tell ourselves we’ll organise and clean our space without actually doing it for a long length of time. These 8 tips offer some suggestions on how you can get reorganised and in to a routine you’ll retain:

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12 Tips to Being Happy at Work

By Laura at 26 Apr 2018

Work is a part of everyone’s lives at some point, and as much as we would prefer to be lying on a sunny beach in the Caribbean, we must earn our money somehow. Being happy at work is another thing because we can’t always be satisfied with what we do – it’s just human nature! Although, there are a few ways that we could brighten up our own days up whilst at work

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Why Writing Matters

By Laura at 24 Apr 2018

You might’ve heard that it’s National Stationery Week this week (23rd – 9th April). And yes, it’s a big deal. In such a technology-dominant era, using pens and pencils might seem pointless. But I can assure you, hand-writing is just as important as that mobile device you have sitting next to you. And here’s why:

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Four ways a ‘thank you’ note can motivate

By Laura at 23 Apr 2018

Saying thank you sounds simple enough, but it’s surprising how often we make a cursory job of it, or even forget to do it altogether. So, here are four ways that a ‘thank you’ can work wonders:

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Easy ways to stay cool this summer

By Laura at 18 Apr 2018

With the heat on the way all of us will be looking for ways to stay cool at home and in the office. It’s definitely possible to enjoy the nice summer weather without having to deal with overheating, but you’ll need to be prepared with a few tips and tricks. Don’t let the heat get you down!

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Sorting, recycling and managing your office paper: 3 top tips

By Laura Sweet at 23 Feb 2018

One thing that is always constant in an office? Paperwork. Although most workplaces have moved to a more electronic way of working, it does not eliminate the use of paper; especially considering we need it for printing, writing, sketching, note-taking, invoicing, and so on. With all this paperwork being used, it raises the questions as to whether or not your workplace is securely disposing and filing the necessary papers in a way that benefits the environment.

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A Bright Future

By Steve Harrop at 21 Feb 2018

After a tough 2017 for many in the UK OP industry, 2018 will be the year of consolidation as acquisitions and mergers across all sectors of the industry rise. It seems clear to me that the largest players will be aggressive, especially if cash rich, to invest in small to medium size enterprises in order to build sales and realise new customers and opportunity. That said, it would seem that diversity will be the key rather than buying more of the same traditional companies that are struggling.

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Get Organised: How to Clean Up Your Inbox

By Laura at 25 Jan 2018

Maintaining our inboxes can sometimes be a struggle, especially when it becomes the last thing on our minds in the working day. However, with this mind-set, we could suddenly see ourselves dealing with an overflowing and unorganised mess of an inbox making it difficult to use. As much as this won’t be the case for some of us, we are all guilty of having emails in our inbox that could easily be deleted or archived.

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Is your home office safe and secure?

By Laura at 9 Jan 2018

As we all know, working from home is something many of us have got on board with over the last couple of years. The advances of technology now offer us the capabilities to thoroughly get work done as though you were in your office at work.

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5 ways to protect your business over the Christmas holidays

By Laura at 19 Dec 2017

Christmas is nearly here, and we all probably have many expensive presents lying around the home or office waiting to be given to your relatives and friends. However, it is important to remember that security isn’t just a case of locking up your premises and keeping the gifts out of sight when you are out partying the night away. Running a business means you should also review the safety of your premises, equipment and confidential information too.

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