How to Adapt to a New Workplace

Attaining a new job is often a time consuming and arduous task. Consequently, it is important for new workers to be able to quickly settle into their new work environments in order to get the most out of their jobs. The first few weeks of working for a new position can determine whether a worker wants to stay or leave. So if you are able to land a new job, then here are three ideas that you can take on to ensure that you can adapt quickly to the workplace. Introduce yourself Taking the i...
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How to Work Productively from Home

With a growing number of people working from home now, it is essential to know how to familiarise yourself with this new environment and how to work productively. Introduction: If you have never worked from home before, then the new environment may initially be distracting and uncomfortable. Everyone has different work, working style and work space, and these factors play into how well you can work productively from home. Understanding how you naturally work will help you see what needs to ...
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How to Make an Effective Planner

We all know that a planner is an essential item for those who value organisation and efficiency. However, there are many who do not utilise them properly or to their full potential, resulting in poor work organisation or workers simply giving up on using it. Below are four useful ideas on how you can make the most of a planner to improve your organisation and thus work performance. Make use of all sections Most planners have monthly, weekly and daily spreads. Each spread is meant to serv...
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How to Avoid Procrastination

Procrastination is a common habit amongst workers, often developed from childhood when they were still students. In fact, research has found that workers spend 122 minutes a day procrastinating, and a prolonged habit of procrastination can lead to consistently higher levels of frustration, guilt and stress. However, there are plenty of ways to overcome procrastination and ensure that you are working productively. So why do people procrastinate? Procrastination occurs for numerous reasons...
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How to Self-Manage in the Workplace

Every worker needs to have self-management skills. While you may already have a manager overseeing your work and ensuring that everything runs smoothly, it is still important to be able to manage yourself and your own work effectively. This is because employees with self-management skills tend to be more productive and produce greater quality work. What are self-management skills? Self-management skills are the abilities to make an employee feel productive regardless of the working envir...
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Why You Should Use a Planner

With our busy lifestyles and overfilled schedules, it can be easy to lose track of some of your tasks. This is why using a planner can be highly beneficial, as they can keep track of your tasks for you, which therefore takes out some of your stress. However, these days, planners tend to be overlooked for some sticky notes, which can be lost and cluttered, or memory, which can often be scattered and unreliable. Here are five reasons why using a planner will help you in your workplace. Helps y...
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Benefits of Employee Engagement

Keeping your employees engaged with their tasks and motivated to complete them is crucial in aiding performance and delivering desirable results. However, the problem comes with finding methods to fuel this engagement and thus motivation. Below, we broke down some important tips to keep in mind when trying to improve employee engagement. What is employee engagement and why do I need it? Just because an employee is working five days a week, does not mean that they are genuinely engrossed ...
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How to Conduct Employee Evaluation

While employee evaluation can be difficult to carry out, it is often a very effective method of improving employer and employee collaborations, understanding employees’ flaws, applauding their accomplishments and planning for the future. However, if employee evaluation is conducted poorly, then employees can feel confused and dissatisfied with their feedback. So here are some tips that will help ensure your next employee evaluation is conducted effectively. Be clear and straightforward B...
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How to Write A Professional Email

With many forms of communication in the workplace, emails are often overlooked as an important medium of communication. However, writing an effective email is still an important skill to learn because a large portion of communication in the current workforce comes from emails. So if you are wondering how to write emails well, then keep on reading. Write a good subject line Subject lines are the first thing receivers see when they get your email, so try to make the subject line meaningful ...
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How to Maintain a Healthy, Friendly Work Place Environment

Every worker is a valuable asset to a company, so you want to always ensure that your workplace is an inviting and friendly environment for them to want to work in it. It has been proven that a warm, healthy work environment encourages more communication, higher levels of productivity and lower turnover rates, which in turn leads to a more sustainable and profitable business. So if you’re wondering how you can possibly create the most welcoming workplace for your workers, then read on. Clea...
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