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Brand in focus: Kleenex

Kleenex has been a familiar, iconic household brand for close to a century. When it made its first appearance on American shelves way back in 1924, it was the very first facial tissue, as we now understand the term, to be introduced in a western country – facial issue has a considerably longer history in Japan.  Kleenex was devised by the International Cellucotton Products Company of Wisconsin, and initially marketed solely as a disposable, easy-to-use way to remove cold cream – and by extension, make-up.   The company’s original trademark unambiguously... Read More

Top uses for a microfibre cleaning cloth

As the name suggests, microfibre cleaning cloths are made from extremely fine artificial fibres. These can be split during manufacturing to produce even finer filaments for versatile cleaning products: the structure of the split fibres provides a high level of absorbency, soaking up liquids, dirt, dust and oil. Most brands also leave no lint.  Common microfibre cleaning cloth uses include… Deep cleaning Such is the cleaning efficiency of microfibre cloths that they are three times more efficient than other materials at cleaning on a microscopic scale, removing 99 per cent... Read More

How to give feedback constructively

Giving constructive feedback to employees or other team members is a fine art. If your feedback is too vague or accommodating they may be left without the information they need to do their jobs properly. If team members have made mistakes it’s only fair to give them a chance to improve and they will only be able to do that if they understand just what they did wrong. On the other hand, if you are too direct, too critical, you may come across as excessively demanding and fussy or simply... Read More

How to be a good leader

  There’s more to being a leader than being in charge. Authority may get things done on a basic, minimal level, but it’s likely to breed resentment and frustration if unaccompanied by anything else. If you want real success, leadership is needed – and for that, well developed people skills are required. Some people have natural talent, but most of us have to learn how to be a leader. That’s right: leadership skills can be learned! We think the following are the most important skills to develop:     Leaders set the... Read More

How to improve productivity at work

  Regardless of how productive your office is, there’s always room for improvement. There are a number of things you can try that are cost effective and beneficial for the wellbeing of your staff. This article will discuss a few things you can try to improve office productivity at work. Extra breaks It is scientifically proven that more breaks results in more productivity. This is because the human attention span is not as long as you might think. The attention span of a healthy adult ranges between 10 and 20... Read More

3 ways to meditate at work that could reduce your stress levels

40% of all work-related illnesses are caused by stress, according to a recent study. Everyone experiences stress differently and has their own coping methods. Some people exercise. Others read. But everyone has the potential to get overwhelmed by stress in their working lives. If you work to tight targets on numerous projects, it’s very easy to find yourself snowed under an avalanche of documents, emails and impending deadlines. Meditation in the workplace is a way to relax and reset the mind. The great thing about meditation is that it’s free,... Read More

The Best Email Management Tips

At the very least you’re likely to have two email accounts to maintain, a personal and a professional one. Both of these can be crammed with clutter and promotional emails of little or no use. This can lead to you losing control of your inboxes very easily. Good email hygiene is as important as good general hygiene at work. It helps you keep a clear head so you can focus on your priorities, rather than being stuck trawling through endless spam and promotional messages. If your inbox is reaching hundreds... Read More

5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Lunch Break

Lunch break allowances can vary between 30 minutes to an hour of free time. This doesn’t leave a lot of time once you’ve nipped out to buy lunch. Besides eating, your work lunch break is a small window each day that you can fill with useful and healthy activities. It’s easy and tempting to sit quietly and enjoy your food, thinking about what work you have left to complete and what to do afterwards. The following article will discuss five tips for making the most out of your lunch break... Read More

How to Save Money on Restaurant Costs?

Owning a restaurant can be one of the most exhilarating business ventures you can take. Naturally, providing a prompt, memorable service and great food is key in making your restaurant a success. However, being the best doesn’t always mean you’re the most efficient. Restaurant costs can cripple a new business if you’re not forward thinking and proactive. These costs often make it difficult to pass savings onto customers, which can in turn affect the number of tables you fill. This article will look at some simple ways to cut restaurant... Read More

Office Hygiene Tips

The average desk contains up to 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. This fact should be enough to make you think about office hygiene and how important it is. Good office hygiene is beneficial from a personal and professional point of view. Think about it, if you’re office is filled with bacteria then illnesses have a greater potential to spread among co-workers. This means that an employee taking a sick day could become several employees taking sick days, lowering productivity, revenue and morale. In offices where staff share... Read More