Office life blog

22 September 2022

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Wellbeing at work
2 August 2022

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. […]

  • B2B
  • HR Trends
21 June 2022

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Employee benefits
28 April 2022

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Wellbeing at work
1 February 2022

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Wellbeing at work
5 January 2022

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 […]

  • B2B
  • HR Trends
9 November 2021

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Wellbeing at work
5 November 2021

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, […]

  • B2E
  • Tips and tricks
21 October 2021

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 […]

  • B2B
  • HR Trends
23 September 2021

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Wellbeing at work
20 August 2021

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 […]

  • B2E
  • Tips and tricks
5 August 2021

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Employee benefits
8 July 2021

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Wellbeing at work
20 May 2021

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 […]

  • B2E
  • Tips and tricks
14 May 2021

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Wellbeing at work
22 April 2021

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. […]

  • B2B
  • Employee benefits
29 March 2021

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, […]

  • B2B
  • Employee benefits
27 January 2021

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 […]

  • B2B
  • HR Trends
21 December 2020

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 […]

  • B2E
  • Productivity at work
3 December 2020

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Employee benefits
18 November 2020

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, […]

  • B2E
  • Employee well-being
4 November 2020

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 […]

  • B2B
  • HR Trends
28 October 2020

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 […]

  • B2E
  • Employee well-being
  • Productivity at work
15 October 2020

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Wellbeing at work
1 October 2020

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 […]

  • B2E
  • Tips and tricks
16 September 2020

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Employee benefits
3 September 2020

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 […]

  • B2E
  • Tips and tricks
20 August 2020

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Wellbeing at work
6 August 2020

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 […]

  • B2E
  • Tips and tricks
9 July 2020

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 […]

  • B2E
  • Employee well-being
25 June 2020

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 […]

  • B2B
  • HR Trends
12 June 2020

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 […]

  • Tips and tricks
27 May 2020

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 […]

  • B2B
  • Employee benefits
13 May 2020

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. […]

  • B2E
  • Employee well-being
30 April 2020

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 […]

  • B2B
  • HR Trends
15 April 2020

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! […]

  • B2E
  • Productivity at work