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New skills to learn via online courses

admin July 24, 2017 0

Learning things online for free is very easy these days. (Shutterstock/-)

Not interested in those online university courses your parents keep nagging you about? We feel you. But who says online learning is limited to academic courses only? Below are 21st century skills you should consider picking up this summer.

A new language

In the ever-globalizing world we live in, the ability to speak several languages proficiently definitely constitutes a great asset. As enrolling in tutoring centers takes up a little too much travel time and perhaps can be a little costly, why not check out these language-learning websites for you to learn on ….

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Productivity apps to help you through your work days

admin July 21, 2017 0

Utilizing productivity apps is one of the easiest ways to ease and improve your work. (Shutterstock/File)

If you are getting bored around the office, or tend to forget what you are supposed to do, this list of apps will make life a little easier, assisting you in your day-to-day activities, projects and assignments, whether you are a student or an employee.

Slack 

Compatibility: iOS and Android

Slack revolutionizes team communication by doing away with email. It is basically a chat room for colleagues; you create a group and people register to become an active member to keep in touch with each other, minimizing any miscommunication. In addition to being accessible on the web, meaning no intrusive notifications, it also allows you to stay on top of ….

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How to be more productive at work

admin July 19, 2017 0

Being productive at work isn't all about the working environment; it also has a lot to do with how we manage our professional habits. (Shutterstock/File)

Workplace productivity isn’t all about the environment; it’s also about personal management.

From an employer’s point of view, the more productive an employee, the more the employer benefits: more incoming phone calls, more media coverage, better designs, and better articles. From an employee’s point of view, the more productive they are, the greater opportunities for promotion, the bigger the bonus, and also better chances to …

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Three attitudes to avoid if you want to retain your employees

admin July 17, 2017 0

According to a survey conducted by American consulting company Gallup, only 41 percent out of more than 3,000 workers from various companies said they understood their companies' "bigger picture". (Shutterstock/File)

As communication expert Matthew Adams once said, “Leadership is humility exercised for your employees, since it is what can make your company grow.”

As reported by dailysocial.id, leadership is not about telling your workers what they should do. It is instead about putting your employees in the right position so that they can help your company grow.

Below are three things you should avoid if you want to keep your ….

 

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You can’t be stressed out with a cat right in your face

admin July 14, 2017 0

A total of nine fluffy felines eat, sleep and walk freely in the small office of IT firm Ferray in Tokyo. (AFP/File)

Workaholic Japan is known for long office hours and stressed out employees, but one company claims to have a cure: Cats.

A total of nine fluffy felines eat, sleep and walk freely in the small office of IT firm Ferray in Tokyo.

Hidenobu Fukuda, who heads the firm, introduced an “office cat” policy in 2000 upon request from one of his employees, allowing staffers to bring ….

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How to sit correctly at your desk

admin July 13, 2017 0

Sitting correctly every day can help you feel more energized at work. (Shutterstock/File

For all the people working desk jobs, the aches and pains you get from sitting all day are expected.

While it’s well known that to combat this, moving around as much as possible is necessary, it’s not always the most practical. To address health concerns that come with sitting for long stretches of time, the Cleveland Clinic has some tips, as compiled by Travel+Leisure.

To find the correct posture, they recommend you sit on the edge of your seat. From there, let yourself slouch before sitting up straight and accentuating the curve of your back as much as possible. Hold this, then relax from the position slightly. This should be how you sit, and …

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Five signs you are way too stressed

admin July 10, 2017 0

Stress can cause headaches, thanks to held tension in the jaw and the rest of the head. (Shutterstock/File)

Getting caught in the hustle and bustle of everyday life can make it difficult to notice the symptoms of stress, but if you’ve been suffering from some of these physical side effects, you might need to pause and take a breather.

Constant headaches

Stress can cause headaches, thanks to tension in the jaw. According to InStyle, these types of headaches are typically a dull pain in the back of the head or in the forehead, and can last anywhere from half an hour to a handful of days. If untreated, they can turn into ….

 

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California tech firms allow employees to bring dogs to work

admin July 7, 2017 0

The dogs’ presence is seen as a way to help boost employee productivity by relieving stress and improving the work environment. (Shutterstock/File)

Some tech companies in California, United States, are said to allow employees to bring their dogs to the office.

As reported by Antara news agency, the dogs’ presence is seen as a way to help boost employee productivity by relieving stress and improving the work environment.

Santa Monica-based artificial intelligence tech firm GumGum is among the companies that encourage employees to bring dogs to the office. The company’s chief executive Ophir Tanz says that in the …

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Swedish six-hour workday runs into trouble: It’s too costly

admin July 5, 2017 0

A two-year experiment cutting working hours while maintaining pay levels for nurses at Svartedalen old people’s home in the Swedish city of Gothenburg is now nearing the end. But the city has no plans in making the measure permanent or broadening it to other facilities. (Shutterstock/File)

Swedes looking forward to a six-hour workday just got some bad news: the costs outweigh the benefits.

A two-year experiment cutting working hours while maintaining pay levels for nurses at Svartedalen old people’s home in the Swedish city of Gothenburg is now nearing the end. The take away was largely positive, with nurses at the home feeling healthier, which…

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France implements ‘right to disconnect’ from work emails

admin July 3, 2017 0

There are many studies on working outside working hours negatively impacting one's health. (Shutterstock/File)

France reportedly made a breakthrough in the working world by implementing “a right to disconnect” law starting Jan. 1.

As reported by kompas.com, this new law obliged employers to clearly state when their employees were allowed to not check their emails as part of their office regulations, such as after working hours or during holidays.

Those who supported the law said employees in this modern era were becoming stressed, suffered sleeping problems and other issues because of overtime …

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