Thank-you letter interview
Thank-you email after an interview: Templates and examples
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Friendliness is never wrong: With a nice thank-you email after an interview, you can leave a good impression on the personnel manager or future employer. A short, friendly message can give you a competitive advantage. While other applicants sink into the crowd, here’s how you can make yourself stand out with a simple emaill, this article shows you how.

Thank-you email after an interview: Templates and examples
Performance reviews
Performance reviews: this is how to make the most of them!
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Performance reviews should consist of more than just pragmatic feedback from HR or bosses. Both employees and their bosses can benefit from open and honest performance reviews. In order for this to succeed, it makes sense to prepare well, and to have a guideline for orientation. Here we introduce the most important facts about employee reviews, as well as helpful tips and examples.

Performance reviews: this is how to make the most of them!
Communication in the workplace
Communication at work: What do you have to pay attention to?
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Good communication is one of the main pillars of productive work environments and this can only be created when colleagues talk to each other in a friendly, constructive way.A company can quickly become more successful than its competitors if everyone, from managing directors to interns, communicates properly with each other. But what does good effective communication in the workplace actually...

Communication at work: What do you have to pay attention to?
PDCA cycle
The PDCA cycle: more success with the Deming cycle
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Continuous improvement and continuous learning: with PDCA, you ensure sustainable changes in both work and private life. The model, also known as the Deming cycle, helps to improve all possible situations – through an iterative, cyclical, and controlled process. How do you apply PDCA correctly?

The PDCA cycle: more success with the Deming cycle
Soft skills
Soft skills: definition and lists
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Soft skills are all those skills that make you stand out as a worker, but seldom appear on certificates or help you achieve qualifications. Your soft skills are relevant to employers for lots of different reasons: How well can you work with people? How do you deal with stress? Here’s a list of soft skills that are useful in your job and tips on how to develop them.

Soft skills: definition and lists
Job application follow-up e-mail
Job application follow-up e-mail: template and sample
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If you have sent a job application, you will usually have to wait a while to hear back. When is it worth asking about the status of your application? Depending on the employer and the position’s closing date, it will be time sooner or later to send a follow-up e-mail after the application. We explain how this should be done and what needs to be considered.

Job application follow-up e-mail: template and sample
Eisenhower Matrix
The Eisenhower Matrix: sort by importance and urgency
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In our fast-moving society, people often tend to tackle several projects and tasks at the same time, whether in their professional or private lives. However, to be able to complete all tasks properly and achieve goals that you’ve set for yourself, it is necessary to set priorities. The Eisenhower Matrix is a tool that can be used to prioritize tasks quickly and easily. Here we explain what makes...

The Eisenhower Matrix: sort by importance and urgency
Project management methodologies
Successful project management: proven methods
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A colorful bar chart or a wide network that correlates different project tasks: there are several diagrams that show different methods of project management. Many processes are similar because certain problems occur in almost all projects. But you don’t have to reinvent the wheel: methodologies provide you with formalized approaches that have already proven successful many times over. With the...

Successful project management: proven methods
Spiral model
Spiral model: the risk-driven software development process model
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If you want to develop software, you first need a suitable concept for the development process. For larger projects in which the evaluation of possible risks and potential costs plays a decisive role, the spiral model is ideally suited. In this article, you can find out exactly what is behind this process model and how it works.

Spiral model: the risk-driven software development process model
Successfully presenting
Presenting effectively: How to make your presentation a complete success
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Anyone who has sat through a few presentations in their life knows how the quality of a presentation can vary. This is due in part to the lecture’s topic, but also to the speaker, whose appearance and presentation skills have a considerable influence on the lecture’s success. Here, you can find out the details of what is important for presenting.

Presenting effectively: How to make your presentation a complete success

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.