Pomodoro technique
Pomodoro technique: How to resist distractions and increase productivity
  • Productivity

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.

Pomodoro technique: How to resist distractions and increase productivity
Interview follow up sample email
Following up with an interview: E-mail enquiry template
  • Productivity

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!

Following up with an interview: E-mail enquiry template
Writing a cover letter
How to write the perfect cover letter for a job application
  • Productivity

If you are applying for a job, attach a cover letter to your application documents. This is a text in which you introduce yourself as a person and a worker. The art of writing a cover letter is to present yourself in the best way possible as concisely as possible. Most cover letters follow a similar structure so that HR managers can quickly grasp the essential information.

How to write the perfect cover letter for a job application
Register new employees
How to register a new employee
  • Productivity

Although it varies from state to state, there are some things employers should bear in mind when it comes to hiring new employees. There are forms to fill out and registrations to be made with the local authorities. The article explains what needs to be done and provides handy checklist to make sure you’ve completed each step to register a new employee.

How to register a new employee
Company & job reviews
Job reviews – what is important for companies and employees
  • Productivity

How important is a company’s review in a job search? On the one hand, job review sites support potential applicants in finding a good potential employer. In addition, the assessments provide employers with feedback. On the other hand, how reliable and helpful the actual feedback is can be questioned, seeing as the feedback is anonymous. What should employers and employees look out for? And which...

Job reviews – what is important for companies and employees
Job reference: structure, content, examples
Job reference: structure, content and examples
  • Productivity

As an employer, you will likely be asked to provide work references for employees when they leave their job. Do you know the difference between a simple and detailed reference? Do you know what the key elements are? Do you know what your legal obligations are? This article will answer all of those questions, as well as provide you with tips and examples for writing a good job reference for...

Job reference: structure, content and examples
Job references: how to write and understand them
How to write or understand job references
  • Productivity

Generally speaking, you are under no legal obligation to provide a job reference for an employee if they ask you for one. If you do make a reference as an employer, you must be fair and accurate. How do you write a job reference that is fair and accurate for a terrible employee? Does this put you at risk of being sued? Read on about how to write and understand fair job references, without putting...

How to write or understand job references
OX App Suite
OX App Suite by Open-Xchange
  • Productivity

Looking for a new office solution? The OX App Suite offers many functions that are similar to those of Microsoft and Google, but also has data protection in mind. The app suite enables you to work together on documents, distribute files via cloud storage, organize emails, and always have important addresses on hand. The Open-Xchange software package provides users with everything they need in...

OX App Suite by Open-Xchange
Bring your own device | what is BYOD?
Bring your own device (BYOD) – the digital trend with pitfalls
  • Productivity

In the party scene, you’ve probably heard of “BYOB“ or “Bring Your Own Beer” where guests are expected to bring whatever they want to drink. The term “BYOD” therefore also sounds quite positive. “Bring Your Own Device” means you have the comfort of working on your own laptop instead of having to get to grips with the devices provided by the company. Mobile workplaces have now become the norm....

Bring your own device (BYOD) – the digital trend with pitfalls
LinkedIn Summary
The LinkedIn summary: Profile examples
  • Productivity

Having a perfect profile on LinkedIn also means having a summary that’s authentic, interesting, and informative. The LinkedIn summary is an introduction to your profile and gives readers a first idea of who you are. So that you can make a positive first impression, we have summarized the best LinkedIn profile summary examples. Get inspired with our examples and tips!

The LinkedIn summary: Profile examples

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.