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How does your office environment affect productivity

Walk into any office and you are immediately hit by the atmosphere – it may be lively, quiet, sombre, tense, energetic, and any other descriptions you can imagine. Elements of the physical environment make significant contribution to this, and can have a dramatic effect on productivity – for better or for worse. Colour me Happy

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Coping with redundancy

You may have known it was coming, or perhaps it was a complete shock, but the fallout from redundancy is the same. It can have devastating effects on self-confidence, self-worth, and on the financial practicalities of life. Learning to cope with the new status-quo as quickly as possible will aid recovery from the shock, and

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Attending a business exhibition

One of the most powerful ways of marketing your company these days is by attending a business exhibition. These are great for generating interest in your business and you could even get a really good return on your investment. In order to do this however, you need to understand how to attract passers-by to your

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How to negotiate your salary

You’ve spent hours tweaking your CV, writing a dazzling covering letter, researching the company and preparing for interviews and you’ve finally been offered your dream job. Congratulations! However, perhaps the salary on offer isn’t quite as high as that you’d been dreaming of. But don’t reject the job offer before making an effort to show

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How to become a mystery shopper

If you love to mooch your way along the high street shops and try out new places to eat, then becoming a Mystery Shopper could be the perfect job for you. Many businesses are keen to keep a close eye on how they come across to the public, and have discovered that the most reliable

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Tips for a productive morning

Being productive in a morning can be difficult. As a freelance writer, it’s crucial that I get a big chunk of my work done before noon. If I don’t get my work done early in the day, I’m going to fall behind and will undoubtedly end up feeling overwhelmed. Unfortunately though, I am not a morning

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