Office life blog
How to Strengthen Your Corporate Culture in 2023
Corporate culture, also called organisational culture, reflects your company’s values. It is visible in all parts of the company, from management principles and relationships with employees to goals and strategies. Although often overlooked by employees, corporate […]
Employee Retention: 5 Points to Watch
For an employer, employee retention is the holy grail that keeps things running smoothly. Keeping employees loyal and avoiding turnover is no small task, however. Loyalty depends on a multitude of factors that are not always […]
Rewards and Benefits: Increase Employee Productivity
Now more than ever, all work deserves proper compensation. All employers should adopt this motto for their employees. Don’t overlook your benefits programme for boosting employee engagement and retention. Between increased productivity and job satisfaction, everyone […]
How Does Lack of Employee Motivation Impact Your Company?
A perfect employee can be summarised in three words: motivation, performance and enthusiasm. This trio of traits covers everything that has to do with employee engagement in a company. The problem is that an engaged employee […]
What Exactly is Employee Engagement?
Employee engagement is a concept that emerged in the 1990s and has continued to evolve. It has become an essential part of HR strategy and includes other key concepts such as employee motivation, investment and satisfaction. […]
How Can You Build an Attractive Benefits Progamme?
A good salary is nice, but additional benefits are the cherry on top. These non-monetary extras are in-kind benefits that the employer provides for their employees. They can be extremely profitable for a company, as long […]
Well-Being Strategies: The Key to a Productive Team
Strategies for well-being at work have an effect on employee commitment and motivation. They also contribute to the financial health of companies and instilling healthy relationships between colleagues. HR departments should design an efficient action plan […]
The Power of Thank You at Your Company
Employers often forget how powerful saying thank you can be in transforming their companies. A pre-planned, uptight thank you means nothing to your employees and doesn’t count, of course. A sincere, spontaneous, detailed thank you that […]
5 HR Priorities for 2022
The Covid-19 pandemic created an unprecedented crisis that turned our most firmly instilled professional practices upside-down. Companies had to overhaul how they function without any preparation. Amidst this major upheaval, HR managers were called up to […]
Help Your Employees Manage Their Financial Well-Being
The pandemic destabilised companies’ finances the world over and with it, employees’ financial well-being. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), Swiss employees’ income dropped 3.7%. This is mainly due to furlough, which removed the base […]
10 Little Tips for Boosting your Career
In the professional world, there are two kinds of employees: those who shoot ahead of the rest, building houses of cards that collapse at the slightest breeze, and those who advance one step at a time, […]
The Lunch Card in the Times of Coronavirus and Working from Home
Working from home has become exceedingly popular since the coronavirus. According to a study conducted with companies world-wide by Garner, a research and advisory company, 90% of HR Directors plan to continue work from home after […]
5 Tips for Motivating Your Employees at the End of the Year
Everything we thought we knew about job security has been shattered in 2020 and 2021. We had to change how we work with the pandemic, leaving many employees feeling lost. The home office overturned their working […]
6 Strategies for Finishing Your To-Do List on Time
The clock is ticking, the pile of files on your desk isn’t getting any smaller and you don’t even have time to take a break… This is the disaster you would have done just as well […]
Recognition and rewards to boost employee performance
For your company, rallying the troops is the machine that drives the war. And to keep them invested on the long term, you have a foolproof secret weapon: recognition. When based on a rewards system that […]
7 Effective Team Incentive Strategies
After many long months being forced to work from home due to Covid-19, companies are progressively returning to normal and employees are heading back to work at the office. Of course, re-motivating teams is a priority […]
10 Tips for Being Happy at Work
We all dream of being happy at the office. The benefits packages offered by companies are designed to motivate the troops and improve their level of satisfaction. But each of us can also contribute to making […]
Certain Food Can Make Your Employees Happier: Act Now!
A healthy, nutritious diet rich in vitamins boosts mental and physical energy. It can even make your employees happy all day long! Junk food, which stares at them from every street corner, inviting them in for […]
More purchasing power for your employees – without increasing your HR costs
The Swibeco Lunch Card offers new flexibilities for all companies in Switzerland. The solution has been completely redefined to offer your employees a purchasing power equivalent of a significant salary increase without raising your personnel costs. […]
Our top 10 innovative benefits for employees
With the shortage in talents, it is more important than ever to pamper your employees. And you won’t keep them satisfied with a few extras once in a while on top of their base salary. Today, […]
Are Your Employees the Best Brand Ambassadors?
Your company’s brand image depends mainly on client satisfaction. However, we often forget how important employees are in creating and reinforcing the employer brand. They can become an excellent tool for building your reputation with a […]
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 […]