Are Coffee Breaks Really That Important?

Over time, the humble cup of coffee has firmly established itself as a key part of modern culture — whether you’re brewing one at home or picking one up on the go, it’s common for many of us to be holding a hot beverage more often than not. Despite the UK being widely known as a tea-loving nation, consumption of it has actually fallen by 19% since 2010, possibly due in part to a hike in coffee intake. Based on figures compiled by the British Coffee Association, at present, the British drink around 95 million cups of coffee daily; a growth of 25 million over the last ten years.…

Will Jobs in Cleaning and Hospitality Surge After Brexit?

Brexit is causing concern for many, if not all sectors across the nation. From worries about trade restrictions to uncertainty about sourcing raw materials needed for business, every sector is watching and waiting to see what will happen. But for one sector, the concern isn’t with their supply of materials required to carry out their jobs, such as disposable cutlery and kitchen equipment. For the hospitality sector, the major concern surrounds how their workforce will be impacted. One of the key factors during the EU Referendum was the view of migrant workers.…

Medical Professionals and Patients Benefit from Good Care

There are many different things that factor into the medical industry and how quality care is given to patients. It is beneficial to both industry professionals and patients when this care is effective. In some instances, this care is provided by a variety of healthcare experts at the same facility. This includes a host of doctors and nurses to ensure that patients receive the attention that they require from admission to being released. Machines, like the Welch Allyn Vital Signs Monitor, is essential to this work.…

Effective Hazardous Waste Management Guide for Businesses

As a business, when dealing with hazardous waste, it’s important that your organisation has an effective waste management solution put in place. When hazardous waste is improperly handled, it can be harmful to human health and environmental safety. Hazardous waste can be found in many forms, including solids, liquids and contained gases; in these forms, it can regularly pollute the surface of groundwater supplies. The UK government stipulates strict guidance on how to monitor and implement an effective hazardous waste solution, and together with Reconomy – hazardous waste skip hire – this guide will ensure that business’ manage these wastes appropriately.…

How to Improve Productivity in The Workplace

Procrastination can come at a great cost for businesses. According to research, procrastinating professionals can cost a company up to 36 working days each year, with texting, shopping and browsing social media during work time being top distractions. So, what exactly can be done to help boost your workforce’s productivity levels? Cliverton, specialists in insurance for dog walkers, offers the following tips: Improve office conditions Did you ever think that the temperature you set your office at can have an effect on how productive your employees are?…

How to Answer Business Calls Properly

There’s an absolute art to answering business phone calls properly. By now, most of us with any work experience at all know we can’t answer a professional call the way we would our friends and family. “Yeah, what’s up” just won’t cut it, if you’re looking to project a professional image. So, how then should business phone calls with customers be handled? Let’s dive into a few of the more important points in professional phone call answering etiquette we all need to be mindful of.…

5 Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

Productivity is the key to boosting the fortunes of any organisation – when an organisation is highly productive, it often leads to success. Increased productivity can translate into good customer service and improve employee motivation and morale, creating a happy working environment. As the saying goes, it’s not the number of hours that employees put into work that matters, but instead the amount of work they put into those hours. But it can be hard to judge just how much of a workday is spent productively.…

The Importance of Innovation at Every Business Level

Innovation is extremely important for the long-term success of any business, no matter what the industry. Any new company needs to introduce something fresh to the market to fill a gap and provide an exciting alternative to what’s already out there, to draw customers into their product or service. However, as RSM points out, innovation is also important for large, established companies. The paradox here is that if a business is growing and successful, does it need to innovate or will that risk having a negative effect?…

5 Causes of Radiation: How Your Business Can Protect People From It

Radiation is an energy produced from unstable radioactive elements, or from machines. It has the ability to move from its source to other locations and into people in form of energy waves or energized particles. Radiation is powerful energy, and it’s one of the most harmful forces on earth, with several health issues associated with over-exposure. Radiation is broadly divided into two categories based on the level of energy they vibrate. There are non-ionizing and ionizing radiation. Radiation is caused as a result of some processes, and each type of radiation has unique characteristics and features.…

How to Successfully Outsource Your Marketing Efforts

Marketing is one of the most important elements of a successful business strategy – but effective marketing requires near-constant monitoring and tinkering as well as a fount of experience and up-to-date knowledge. It isn’t difficult to do marketing, but it is nearly impossible for a small or new business to do marketing well. As a result, many small businesses decide that the best course of action is to outsource their marketing efforts. You might be considering the same – but you might also be wondering whether you can outsource marketing while still maintaining high quality campaigns and sufficient consumer engagement.…