Handling an Office Romance

We all know that office romances and affairs happen. They’re certainly nothing new. What has changed, however, is the attitude of employers towards this conduct. In the past employers often turned a blind eye to what was going on. More recently, there have been attempts to ban office romances altogether and there are also widespread […]

Being an Effective E-Manager

‘’E-Manager’’ – a term coined some years ago to reflect the trend of managing a workforce who are now working from home (via various kinds of communication) or in other places such as team members in other countries. While still belonging to the same company and despite possibly having autonomous roles to perform, employees are […]

Toxic Office Plants

Plants can enliven an office, improve air quality and trap pollutants. But unfortunately, many office plants also carry toxins. These toxins may not be a threat to everyone. Nor do their effects necessarily pose serious risks to health. Nonetheless, for safety’s sake it’s worth knowing how poisonous certain plants can be. The following is therefore […]

How to Avoid Sick Building Syndrome

‘Sick building syndrome’ is an expression which was coined to define a situation where a place of work has been found to cause various ailments and illnesses characterised by headaches, Respiratory Problems and Skin Irritations. It is thought to be caused by indoor pollutants, micro-organisms or inadequate ventilation. The ‘syndrome’ tends to be associated more […]

Questionnaire: Can You Prevent a Workplace Accident?

Are you the sort of person who can prevent a workplace accident? The question is not as straightforward as it may seem. Most will answer ‘Yes, of course I can’. The reality, however, is that some people aren’t aware of how an accident can occur. Use this questionnaire to test your ability to prevent a […]