Incentives and Workplace Strategies to Motivate Your Staff

The average employee spends more time in the office than they do sleeping or enjoying time with their friends and family. When they spend that much time in the workplace, it is only natural that it is going to impact their mood and willingness to perform efficiently. As a productive worker is the biggest asset you can have as a business owner, finding ways to keep them motivated is a must.

Highly motivated employees

There are plenty of tried and true methods to draw inspiration from, however, these listed below seem to result in the best outcome.

Comfortable Office Setting

The space provided to your employees to work plays a major role in their ability to be productive.…

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Does a Virtual Office Address Help Your Branding?

A Virtual Address definitely helps you to improve your branding efforts. The toughest part of running a lean SME is that you just can’t budget for an office in a prestigious area of the city. Also, when a business does have a great office location and it comes time to expand into new areas; lease expenses, among other things can become a huge hurdle.

Financial district in London UK

The big issue with leasing costs overall, is that money is robbed from other critical areas of the business that are most hungry for cash, like marketing and recruiting. I haven’t even mentioned the need for office equipment, furniture, utilities and maintenance yet.…

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Don’t Get Blocked: How to Create a Trustworthy Marketing Event

It’s game day. Picture yourself as a diehard Green Bay Packers fan. You’re heading to Lambeau Field to root on your favorite team against bitter rivals: the Chicago Bears. Thanks to heavy traffic and the stress of finding the right parking lot, it’s now only 20 minutes before kickoff, and you’re aching to get to your seat.

Pro football America

As you race to secure a spot in the entrance line, a man ambushes you with a question: “How would you like to go in this trailer to see an interactive exhibit of Brett Favre’s incredible career?”

Even the biggest Favre fan would struggle to say yes.…

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5 Business Practices that Can Transform Your Company

The most successful individuals in business, and in life, embrace change. After all, change is inevitable. Resisting innovation and new practices will eventually lead to obsoleteness, and no business can properly grow without constantly looking for ways to improve their operation.

Business communication

With that in mind, today we’re going to analyze five business practices that can transform any company. So whether you’re looking to turn the ship around, or move from strength to strength, these innovations can help you achieve your goals.

Office Renovation

Sometimes the best way to change mentality is to alter the physical makeup of an office. Redesigning or renovating your workspace to allow for more natural light, easier collaboration, and greater access to resources will likely increase your team members’ productivity levels.…

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Ways Trucking Companies Can Prevent Large Trucking Accidents

According to the latest data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 4,311 large trucks and buses involved in fatal accidents in 2015. This is an 8 percent year-over-year increase. There were 88,000 large trucks involved in injury crashes.

Truck accident

Any collision with a large truck is a serious one for other drivers. Data reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows most fatalities in large trucks in 2016 were those in passenger vehicles, or 66 percent. Of the remaining deaths, 16 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists, while only 17 percent were the truck occupants.

Trucking accidents are bad for business, they’re bad for your employees, they’re bad for other vehicle passengers, and they’re bad for your reputation.…

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Dealing with Workplace Negativity: 6 Tips

In your office environment, what are the attitudes and behaviours of the people you manage? Does employee morale seem to be high or low? Do your employees seem happy, connected and passionate when they show up to work? These are questions to ask yourself, as an employer, when conducting health checks on your workplaces culture.

Unengaged employees cause workplace negativity

How to Spot Workplace Negativity

Take a moment to do a quick assessment of your business. Do you find that you are often:

  • Handling employee complaints and spending time resolving conflicts;
  • Overhearing disrespect between employees or towards customers;
  • Noticing less-than-professional behaviours from your employees; or
  • Sensing that employee interest is declining?
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Why Your business Should Really Consider Operating Internationally

You have worked tremendously hard to start-up your business and elevate it to a level where you have built up a loyal consumer base as well as gained enough capital to make your next substantial investment. Before you distribute this capital on operations domestically, consider your current position. Can you gain more consumers? Are there more competitors than ever before? Are your products and services consistently selling well? Are your business costs going to be sustainable enough for the near future?

International business team meeting

If the answers are unfavourable to more than three of these questions, then you should really consider expanding to an international market – here are the top reasons for doing so:

New Customers

By entering a new market abroad, you open your business up to new customers.…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Operating a Scissor Lift

Getting a residential or commercial structure built in a timely and efficient manner is no easy task. A key component to having success as a construction company owner is having the right equipment at your disposal.

When it comes to working at high altitudes, having a scissor lift is essential. In an attempt to save money, most business owners opt for the low cost to rent a scissor lift rather than buying one outright.

Scissor lift

Once you have found the right scissor lift rental, operating it in a safe manner should be your main concern. Read below to find out about some of the most common scissor lift operating mistakes you need to avoid.…

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The Hidden Benefits of a Visitor Management System

Ranging from claims management software to cloud security system, companies are adopting technology to streamline their business operations. This also holds true when it comes to managing your business premise’s visitors.

The main goal of any visitor management system is safety. Creating a safe environment where people could be vulnerable is reassuring.  The technology properly and effectively tracks guests, which is why offices should install a visitor management system with complete background checks.

Visitor Management System (VMS)

Organizations are increasingly making efforts to protect their people, while restricting the access of unwanted factions. This is brilliant to protect the establishments from legal liability.

There are, however, various other benefits of installing a visitor management system.…

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How to Avoid a Business Burnout

Whether you have twenty employees or a business that consists of you and only you, stress is going to happen. And, when it does, business will continue to go on. If you can’t slow down and deal with the source of the stress, it will get worse. The friction will turn into fatigue, possible illness, and then, ultimately, complete business burnout. It can happen to anyone.

Experiencing business burnout

Anyone, that is, that’s not actively doing what needs to be done to avoid burnout. However, none of these approaches will add more things to your undoubtedly packed schedule. This is a guide meant to suggest doing things differently to encourage a better quality of life for you and those closest to you.…

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