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You know what they say, that first impressions count? Well, where else do you make a first impression in business than in your reception area? The perception of your reception is often the first in-person contact anyone has with your business. Whether they are a supplier, a client, an interviewee or someone else, the last >> Read the full post >>

Investing in new office furniture has plenty of tangible benefits. From making your premises look better, to creating a brand focussed identity and providing useful functionality, good furniture is good news for any business. But, did you know that an intelligent investment in office furniture could actually boost productivity too? Here are just a few >> Read the full post >>

It should come as no surprise that happy and engaged employees make for a more productive workforce, but what does that actually mean? Forget the ping-pong table and beanbags in the staff room, because none of this matters an ounce if you haven’t got the basics right. You can take your staff on kayaking trips, >> Read the full post >>

Are you going green in your office? No, we’re not talking about recycling your printer paper this time; we’re talking nature. Plants have a profound effect on people’s mood and productivity, with a recent study showing that they improve: Memory and concentration: Plants have a calming effect, and in tests, tasks were performed with more >> Read the full post >>

It’s true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, which is why having an amazing reception area for your business is crucial for all sorts of reasons. From impressing new clients to making your employees feel good, investing in a well-designed reception space can have far reaching benefits for your >> Read the full post >>

There are a number of small changes you can make to be happier at work, ranging from renewing your sense of purpose to getting a new workstation. Here’s a look at the ten best ways to improve workplace happiness. 10 tips to a happier workplace 1-   Sense of purpose: Re-orient your goals. When you start >> Read the full post >>

Encouraging productivity in your workforce rarely stems from a top-down approach. Targets may help to gauge productivity levels, certainly, while also helping to give direction to staff. However, you’ll find that productivity is often self-generated – contended staff will always work harder. If you create the right environment, one which empowers and inspires your team, >> Read the full post >>

Office design trends come and go like any other fashion, but some top trends are likely to last more than others. Office interior design trends are often driven as much by new business cultures and HR practices as they are by more general fashion and style fads, which means there are some office trends worth >> Read the full post >>

We spend a third of our lives at work, so it’s important we learn how to be able to enjoy our time at the office more. It doesn’t have to be all deadlines, targets and workloads, you know. Here are ten top tips for making the office more fun. Implement even some of them and >> Read the full post >>

The importance of a stylish, professional and ergonomic office cannot be underestimated. The way your office is designed can have a big impact on productivity levels and employee engagement. As well as designing an office as a pleasant place to spend time, it’s important to keep up with the latest trends and fashions in interior >> Read the full post >>

As an employer, you’re tasked with an array of responsibilities. However, one of the most crucial is looking after your staff. It’s not only a good thing to look after the people who work for you, it’s also important to your bottom line. High employee satisfaction means better retention rates and less money spent on >> Read the full post >>

The two buzzwords in call centre recruitment are ‘performance’ and ‘retention’. As a call centre manager or owner you need to get the best performance from your staff so that your business can thrive in this competitive sector. You also need to retain your best staff and stop them leaving to work for your competitors. >> Read the full post >>

Silicon Valley tech startups, as well as many creative industries, have ushered in an entirely new way of looking at the office space. Once infamous for the dreaded cubicle or shuttering teams away in separate rooms, the office space of the future is flexible, open and spacious. This highlights a trend for many employers to >> Read the full post >>

Working from home is fantastic. You get to be your own boss, set your own hours and set up your working space specifically for you. Your own territory. Problem is, if you need help with that, you’ve probably been bombarded with search results on “setting up a home office” that reveal cute little desks, pastel >> Read the full post >>

You might not realise this, but the office furniture you supply your staff with could be harmful to their health and safety. As an employer, you have a duty of care to ensure that you take all appropriate action to keep your staff from coming to harm during the course of their work. In the >> Read the full post >>

Did you know that the design of the office you work in can actually affect your productivity in a variety of positive and negative ways? Peldon Rose, a very successful office refurb and design agency based in London, carried out a wide-ranging survey of workplaces in the capital to see how different factors in the >> Read the full post >>

We live in a highly image-conscious age and what we look like is sometimes valued more highly than what we do. Whatever you feel about the modern focus on appearances, you need to be aware that the concept also applies to the work environment. These days a business has to worry about its appearance just >> Read the full post >>

Have you been thinking of setting up a small office as your business grows, but unsure how you decide on the right office set-up? What about furniture? Well, there’s good news: with careful planning and consideration, you could have the perfect office space set up in no time, with furniture that suits all your business >> Read the full post >>

The workspace has changed a lot over the years. We’ve seen office spaces move from private office set ups to the dreaded cubicle and finally, in recent years, to the trend for open plan spaces. Each of these has their advantages and disadvantages (although most workers would argue that the cubicle has many advantages) and >> Read the full post >>