Start working from home
Start working from home: A successful implementation
  • Productivity

Starting a work from home policy can be a real challenge. Business owners and employees must take into account a variety of technical and human details and then implement them appropriately. Choosing the right software and leadership methods can be critical. We tell you what to pay particular attention to and how to ensure your employees stay motivated long-term when they start working remotely.

Start working from home: A successful implementation
Hard skills
Hard skills: definition and list
  • Productivity

Practical skills, professional skills, and technical knowledge: All this can be summarized as hard skills. At present, these skills are in demand in the course of digitalization, and are becoming more and more important. But traditional hard skills are by no means outdated. What exactly are hard skills, which kinds exist, and how do they differ from soft skills?

Hard skills: definition and list
Ergonomic workspace
Ergonomic workspace for healthy working
  • Productivity

An ergonomic workspace is an important pillar of the healthy work life. But many people are missing the know-how to create a more ergonomic environment. Illness, discomfort, and a lack of motivation can be the consequence. And yet, an ergonomically-designed workstation is easy to put into practice. We’ll show you the top tips for more ergonomic working.

Ergonomic workspace for healthy working
Getting Things Done (GTD)
Getting Things Done: a productivity system for all areas of life
  • Productivity

Getting Things Done (GTD) is a productivity and time management system that was developed in 2001 by David Allen and now has a large community of followers. What’s so special about the GTD method? You can apply it to all areas of life to prevent important to-dos from falling through the cracks. That being said, this time management method isn’t right for everyone.

Getting Things Done: a productivity system for all areas of life
Curriculum vitae template
Curriculum vitae: Template and tips
  • Productivity

On average, HR spend four minutes on each application. That’s why you should make sure your curriculum vitae is setup in such a way that it’s easily skimmable – the best way to do this is with a tabular CV, which covers all your bases. With our free CV template, we’ll show you how to create this kind of CV and what contents HR look for.

Curriculum vitae: Template and tips
Elevator pitch
Elevator pitch: How to convince in just a few minutes
  • Productivity

Nowadays, an elevator pitch rarely takes place in an actual elevator. But the fact remains that we often face situations in everyday life where we need to present ourselves in a brief and compelling way. Could you pique the interest of a potential employer or investor in under two minutes? Here's a guide on how to give a perfect elevator pitch.

Elevator pitch: How to convince in just a few minutes
Saying no at work
Saying no at work: How to politely say now and defend your choices
  • Productivity

Saying no at work is a balancing act. On the one hand, it is important to show team spirit and sometimes to take on additional tasks even in stressful situations. On the other hand, people need to stay within their own limits so they can remain productive and motivated over the long term. With the right approach, you can do both.

Saying no at work: How to politely say now and defend your choices
5S Methodology
5S Methodology: Increasing workplace productivity
  • Productivity

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?

5S Methodology: Increasing workplace productivity
How to conduct an interview
Conducting an interview - the right way to do it
  • Productivity

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.

Conducting an interview - the right way to do it
Create timesheets in Excel
Time recording in Excel: How to create a timesheet
  • Productivity

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.

Time recording in Excel: How to create a timesheet

Productivity

Productivity plays a leading role in running a successful business. From relevant tools, to project management and collaboration, including self-motivation and time management, this section gives employers and employees a wide selection of tips on nurturing productivity in the workplace.