The Benefits of Using a Headset


Whether you working in a customer service role or not, phone calls may still be a big part of your workday. Adding a headset to your repertoire of workplace tools could help boost your phone conversations.

Free Up Your Hands

Need to be typing/browsing something? Jotting down notes? Handheld devices can limit your ability to note down information. Flipping between hands, using your shoulder as support – all posture killers. Alternatively, a headset frees up your hands to perform tasks without limiting your ability to pay attention and participate on the phone call.

Mobility

We’ve been talking about the importance of sitting AND standing during the workday. Well if you have a long phone call scheduled a headset allows you to stand up and stretch your muscles. If you’re using a wireless set you could even move around to increase blood flow!

Multi-Device Compatibility

Have to switch between Skype on your laptop to your mobile device for calls? Easy to do with a headset – whether wired or wireless, making the connection is a seamless process that give flexibility in managing multiple device calls.

How to Brighten Your Workplace During Winter


Fighting Winter Blues

Chances are, the sun sets before you leave work these days. No one likes feeling dark and closed in all day long. So, it’s time to get proactive and let the light in. After all, winter isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Get brighter. It’s important to get exposure to natural light during winter months. You could invest in a desk lamp that mimics daylight. Or you can even just upgrade your bulbs — look for standard bulbs listed as 4100 Kelvin colour temperature.

Add colour. A pop of colour — be it an area rug or throw blanket — can add major light to your grey workplace. Consider the mood your want to create in your environment. For example, purple will add a sense of calm to your space while orange will energize it.

Liven up. Plants are miracle workers indoors and out. They purify the air, lift the mood and can create a general sense of well-being in the workplace. Consider the air quality in your workplace. During the winter, it’s likely warm and dry. So look for hearty plants that will add moisture to the air without demanding much upkeep. We recommend spider plants and English ivy.

Why Hard Copy Records are Good for Your Business


In our digital lives, we’ve forgotten the value of hard Copies. But who among us hasn’t experienced a computer crash, hard drive mishap or lost email?

All of these things make your digital records vulnerable and highlight the importance of the paper copy. Concerned? Read on.

Hardcopy Presentation Handouts

Protect contracts.

These days, it’s common for employees, clients and distributors to sign electronic contracts. If you aren’t backing these up with hard copies, you could be on a road toward a setback. If your email is compromised — through hacking or crashing or an accidental ‘delete’ — you could find yourself in a real pickle. Imagine renegotiating all of the contracts with your employees or suppliers? Yeah, it’s not a pretty thought. Print hard copies and store them securely.

Maintain privacy.

Private information — like social insurance numbers or client details — is ripe fruit for hackers. Keep the information you hold dear safe, by keeping it on paper.

Prevent a catastrophic crash.

We’ve all experienced the 9th inning computer crash. It’s that moment when the presentation is set to begin, and you plug in your computer… and nothing shows up. If you don’t have your presentation in hard copy, you’re in trouble. Repeat after us: print, print and print again.