Building the right induction training

We would all like new additions to our organisations to be effective and efficient as soon as possible. Unless you've employed that person previously, no matter how much they research, they won't have intimate knowledge of your workings. Yet, induction training is a tool that we often overlook when creating better processes. This practice needs [...]

By |2018-10-18T14:48:29+00:00October 18th, 2018|Blog, General|

The KISS approach towards the small everyday wins

It's no coincidence that we bring up the subject of KISS during the month of Valentine's. Who doesn't love an approach that embodies efficiency and results? The concept of Keeping it Simple originated as a design principle back in the 1960s. Among its peers are popular variants such as "less is more" and Occam's Razor. [...]

By |2018-02-14T13:49:49+00:00February 14th, 2018|Blog, General|

Hosted services, mobility and time – lessons in efficiency

Making best use of hosted services means not only being able to work remotely, but managing your time better. The idea is to maximise available time for productive outputs. Working from anywhere via reliable connectivity is only the start. You also need to consider the most applicable tools for your requirements.   Hosted services are [...]

By |2017-12-05T16:47:04+00:00November 9th, 2017|Blog, Industry Trends|

Office etiquette still means plenty

Mention the words "office etiquette" to someone random. You'll most likely receive either a raised eyebrow or the rolling back of eyeballs. Yet consider that it's about politeness, manners and tolerance. Thus, it isn't hard to see why it's both easy and desirable.   Office etiquette is simple "Do unto others as you would have [...]

By |2017-09-08T08:28:40+00:00September 7th, 2017|Blog|

Soft skills: hiring for the best company fit

Roughly 18 months ago, we wrote about why soft skills are becoming as much of a commodity as knowledge-based skills. Due to this trend, more hiring opportunities worldwide consider these skills than ever before. We take a look at how you can leverage this movement into a powerful force which works to your benefit. Soft [...]

By |2017-04-05T08:58:43+00:00March 14th, 2017|Blog, Industry Trends|

Communication drives what a business does

Communication is how we share ideas, information, requests, instructions and progress. It stands to reason, then, that it's going to permeate every aspect of your business. With this in mind, you should give it due consideration when planning and acting. Communication is everywhere The next time you do anything at work, think about the following: [...]

By |2016-10-17T09:40:00+00:00July 11th, 2016|Blog, Industry Trends|

Meet me halfway – modern approaches to meetings

Meetings are a common source of divided opinions. Some attendees will insist that they are a waste of time and resources. Others consider them to be invaluable for communicating. Still others are on the fence, seeing both advantages and disadvantages. Whichever side you may fall on, meetings are still common enough to warrant conducting them [...]

By |2017-01-16T10:37:34+00:00March 14th, 2016|Blog, General, Industry Trends|