Whether in a workshop or an office: Things don’t always go as planned. The 5S methodology can help us carry out tasks more efficiently and make better use of available resources. Invented in Japan, it has already revolutionized the corporate world there. What’s behind the method, and how can its individual steps be integrated into daily working life?
Are you planning on setting up a side business and want to know how to go about it? Starting your own side business while working full time is a great way to minimize your financial risk. Test the waters, but first make sure you are legally registered and that you are even allowed to work on the side. This article contains a step-by-step guide on how to make the process run without a hitch.
Starting a new business comes with a great deal of new responsibilities and paperwork – wising up on the relevant administrative requirements for your business is a good way to avoid issues in the future. This is certainly the case for declaring tax – and to collect tax for your company you will need to register for an employer identification number (EIN), otherwise known as a sales tax number, or...
Do you want to bring a new product onto the market or offer a service that’s in demand? Then you first have to calculate the sales price. Doing this involves many factors. All conceivable costs as well as your profit margin must be incorporated into the price calculation. What are all the things that you should keep in mind?
An interview is not an easy situation - neither for the applicants, nor for you as the employer, who ultimately decides who to accept and who to reject. If you have to conduct an interview, you should do it in such a way that you can get as detailed a picture of the candidate as possible. A structured process and open, credible communication will make this process a lot easier for you.
Even if prices are raised and there are more affordable alternatives on the market, we will often continue to buy products from the same brand. The reason for this is the same as explaining why we always choose to fly with the same airline or get our coffee from the same place: we share the company’s values. These values are formed on the basis of the company vision and mission statement. But what...
The time stamp clock was used in the past, but nowadays we’ve switched to electronic time recording. While some large companies are equipped with special reporting systems, smaller companies mainly use digital software solutions. These are not absolutely necessary since time recording using Excel works just as well - and is completely free of charge.
Distractions and multitasking are among the greatest productivity killers of our time. With the Pomodoro technique, you learn focused single-tasking that significantly increases your productivity and improves the quality of your work. Find out what other advantages this time management technique offers, how the method can be put to use and which apps can help you.
Letting employees go is hard on all parties, but it can be made a lot easier if you plan which layoff criteria to use beforehand so you’re ready if the worst case scenario presents itself. There are five main methods employers can use to work out who to keep in the company and who sadly has to be laid off. The defined criteria is taken into account and each employee can be evaluated according to a...
You have mastered the job interview, but now comes the hardest part: waiting. If it’s taking too long, you can send a follow up e-mail after the interview. Sending an e-mail using a sample, you can avoid errors: Being pushy and rude could catapult your application to the sidelines. Find out what to look for!