Office life blog
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 […]
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 […]