Office life blog
6 Tips for Better Meetings with Your Boss
All good employees have to meet with their bosses. There’s no getting out of it! Meetings are essential if you want projects to run smoothly and teams to work together like a well-oiled machine. The problem […]
Is A Salary Still Enough to Keep Employees Happy?
Base salary on its own is not enough to make Swiss employees happy, as we are now seeing at many companies. A good salary is no longer seen as a good enough reason to feel happy […]
The Secret to Being Happy at Work: Your Colleagues, Of Course!
We spend an average of 40 hours at the office, or ¼ of our time each week. This is a good enough reason to want to be happy and fulfilled at work! Depending on your perspective, […]
How to Keep Your Employees Engaged with Work Certificates
Preparing work certificates, which are essential documents for your employees, is often seen as a purely administrative and time-consuming task. Although it is a legal obligation (certificates have been required by the Swiss Labour Code since […]
How to Finish Your Work Week in 4 Days Stress-Free
Is the 4-day week a pipe dream? Maybe not, if you consider the fact that 78% of employees say that they finish their work in less than 7 hours per day, according to an Institut Workforce […]
New Work: How to Update Your Workplace
Everyone is talking about New Work. The goal is to innovate as much as possible in the professional world, adapting it to the latest trends in globalisation and technology. This work world 4.0 is flexible, highly […]
7 Ways to Focus When You Don’t Feel Like Working
Feeling a little lazy when you wake up the morning, dragging your feet on the way to the office… it’s happened to all of us. Even with a job we love, we all have days when […]
How Managing Rewards Well Can Transform Your Company
The salary is not the only thing that counts for a company’s employees. The other benefits that the company provides are also an important factor for motivation and commitment to their employer. From financial rewards to […]
How Can You Combine Team Brainstorming and the Home Office Effectively?
The Covid-19 pandemic has completely overturned our most sacred professional practices. Working from home, long ignored by companies, has turned out to be a windfall in every effect with improved productivity, better employee satisfaction and decreased […]
Create a Mental Health-Friendly Work Environment
Authorities say that mental health is the biggest challenge of the 21st century. As the professional environment changes, companies have realised that their employees’ productivity depends primarily on their mood and motivation. Many employers are working […]
Get Organised With Better Time Management
Time seems to slip through our fingers day after day. And at work, it’s even worse. Why? Because your workday is constantly interrupted by emails and new tasks to be accomplished. If, like many others, you […]
Meditation: 6 Easy Exercises for the Office
Meditation is an age-old practice that gives you access to inner peace and infuses you with positive energy. We need it more than ever in the professional world today, where stress and overwork run rampant. Here […]
Should Companies Consider a Four-Day Week?
The work week is a controversial subject. Many employers still judge performance based on the number of hours their employees work, confusing presence with efficiency. On the other hand, some are ready to break away from […]
Why Networking Is Essential to Your Career
Networking means enriching your panel of personal and professional relationships through social media such as LinkedIn, Xing, Twitter or Reddit. This virtual address book can give you a real leg up in career development. Here are […]
7 Ways to Better Engage Your Employees
A company’s success depends primarily on how engaged its employees are. The more they invest, the better the company’s productivity and the lower the turnover risk. But employers need to cultivate employee motivation on a daily […]
How to Be Happy at Work
Is anyone really happy at work? With our heavy workloads and high stress levels, you may wonder if it’s even possible. Many companies are doing all they can to help their employees feel fulfilled at work. […]
Top Strategies for Talent Management
Talent management is an important part of company strategy. The job market and employer-employee relationships have been continuously changing over the past several years, and talent management practices with them. What are today’s most effective talent […]
Why You Should Never Stop Learning (Especially at Work)
From early childhood until we start working, our entire lives are based on education. As soon as we get a job, we stop this momentum in its tracks, thinking that we’ve succeeded in life. Fatal mistake! […]
Become the Company Everyone Wants to Work For
Employees’ expectations of their employers have changed a lot in recent years and are much more varied than they used to be. Working is no longer simply about being paid. It is a way to achieve […]
7 Tips for Working From Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Coronavirus – In the midst of the new Coronavirus pandemic, many companies are implementing voluntary or mandatory work-from-home policies. That means lots of us are dealing with an unusual challenge for an extended period of time: […]
How Can You Become Your Boss’ Favourite Employee?
Favourite Employee – Unless you run your own company, you have a superior with whom you need to interact appropriately. From your department head to the CEO, remember that hierarchy is the basis for an efficient […]
Do You Offer Your Employees These 10 Salary Extras?
You need motivated employees to have a productive company. Although financial bonuses are always popular, non-monetary rewards can also keep your employees motivated by responding more specifically to their needs. But which benefits should you choose […]
11 Savvy Secrets for Better Health at the Office
Health at the Office – Being efficient at work comes from balancing physical and mental health. All it takes is a few easy tricks to keep your mind and body feeling good. Stay in shape at […]
4 Reasons to Make Training Your Employees a Top Priority in 2020
A company’s strength lies in its ability to continuously rely on qualified employees. Although employers often focus on recruitment and employee benefits to find talents, they forget to invest in developing employee skill sets throughout their […]
How Can You Keep Your Professional New Year’s Resolutions for 2020?
Professional Resolutions – We always feel motivated to set professional goals as part of the new year. We make resolutions that we are ready to keep no matter what… until our old habits take over again! […]
10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your HR Department in 2020
As the end of the year approaches, it is high time to set your goals for 2020. HR departments need to stay one step ahead of the changing job market to remain effective. But what resolutions […]
On Top of Your Game at the Office: 10 Myths About Coffee
Coffee – For most of us, coffee is our friend all week long at work. This delicate black beverage is sometimes touted for its benefits, sometimes criticised for being addictive. Here are 10 truths (or myths) […]
Do You Want to Keep Your Best Employees? Act Now!
Motivation of employees – A company without good employees is like a car engine whose cylinders aren’t powerful enough for the car to run at top speed. The competition passes it by as it fades into […]
How can you fight employee burnout?
Burnout – Although the WHO doesn’t consider it to be a work-related health problem, burnout is an affliction that affects all companies. It is caused by the ever-increasing demands to perform, be present and be versatile […]
12 Better Ways to Help You Start Your Day Off Right
Most employees are thrown right into their work in the morning, which definitely does not help them perform well on the job. So, what’s the secret to being more productive? Starting your day off right with […]
10 Ways to Reach Generation Z
Generation Z – There is a wealth of talent in Generation Z for employers. Born between 1995 and 2010, these digital natives are strongly attracted to new technology and have a very specific conception of professional […]
25 Habits of Successful Employees
Successful Employees – We all want to have a successful career and climb the professional ladder. But ambition isn’t always enough. Here are 25 habits that you can adopt to foster your professional growth. The good […]
Motivation at work: what lessons can be drawn from the Gallup 2017 study?
Employee performance is undoubtedly linked to motivation levels at work. This has been proven by the recent State of American Workplace survey, which was published by work experts at Gallup in February 2017. The trends that […]
Which Swiss companies offer the best quality of life in the workplace?
On May 4, the new Great Place To Work® “Best Workplaces in Switzerland” 2017 ranking was announced. This year, the consulting firm interviewed approximately 15,000 employees from 123 Swiss companies to complete its ranking. Allof the […]
What about sandwiches at work?
Want to quit wasting time during your lunch break? Maybe you work 24/7, throughout the day or, on the flip side, you want to break up your day to get some errands in there like shopping […]
Do you need a spring detox cure?
You’ve been feeling fatigue at work and, besides consuming copious amounts of caffeine, you’re fresh out of other solutions. Some signs just don’t lie: you may need a detox cure But what exactly does “detox” mean? […]