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Productivity tip: Email automation

Productivity tip: Email automation

If you’ve ever received what looked like a personalized email from a huge corporation, there’s a good chance it was actually written using an email automation platform. This technology saves time and money while strengthening customer relationships, and contrary to popular belief, it is well within most SMB budgets. What is email automation? Usually included […]

10 ways HR managers can boost workplace productivity

10 ways HR managers can boost workplace productivity

Increasing employee productivity has always been a top priority for human resources (HR). An HR manager must make sure employees are happy at work, so they’re more motivated to produce excellent output that leads to business growth.

HR managers employ other strategies to increase workforce productivity, such as tracking the time employees use to complete a task or managing objectives, benchmarks and targets, sales productivity, and other key performance indicators.

Work Smarter in Outlook with these tips

Work Smarter in Outlook with these tips

People are constantly searching for an easier way to keep their email inboxes in order, customize their email signatures, and improve group communications. The good news is that Microsoft Outlook has these features built in, you just need to know where to look. Clean Up your inbox No matter how meticulously organized your Outlook inbox […]

Every business needs an MSP for cybersecurity

Every business needs an MSP for cybersecurity

Businesses can no longer afford to relegate cybersecurity to the bottom of the budget, not with cyberattacks targeting any business regardless of size, strict security, and privacy regulations surrounding data. Businesses with a small or limited budget have the advantage of partnering with a managed IT services provider (MSP) for their cybersecurity needs. Why is […]

Tips for extending laptop battery life

Tips for extending laptop battery life

If you want to use your laptop in an airport, a co-working space, or a cafe, the first thing you would look for is a power socket. If you are not lucky enough to find an available outlet, you’ll have to depend on your laptop’s battery (assuming it still has power after your last charge). […]

Cloud security: Everything you need to know

Cloud security: Everything you need to know

Cloud technology is becoming more pervasive every day. A Forbes report found that 77% of enterprises have at least one application or a portion of their enterprise computing infrastructure in the cloud. But somehow, myths about its lack of security remain. Hands-on management Unless you have an overinflated budget, relying on local copies of data […]

Manage your business better with ERP

Manage your business better with ERP

From accounting to inventory, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need various systems to function, and managing them simultaneously is a colossal task. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can help you manage these systems efficiently and improve business performance. ERP explained ERP is a program that integrates all your systems into a single database, so if […]

Types of performance review

Types of performance review

Performance reviews allow an organisation to see if its human resources are optimised or are instrumental to achieving company goals. Organisations want to develop employees into top talent who have realized their potential. Performance reviews help to do so in the following ways:

Objective and measurable evaluation of an employee’s performance and attitude towards work

Coming up with employee development plans, career goals, and performance improvement measures

Tracking employee engagement and involvement in the organisation

Evaluating whether human resource processes develop and reward top performers

There are five key types of performance review.

How do I create an effective Facebook ad?

How do I create an effective Facebook ad?

Facebook has uses that go way beyond posting cat photos, complaining about restaurants, or stalking your ex — it’s also an incredibly effective advertising platform. From small businesses to big corporations, anyone can benefit from Facebook’s marketing tools. Read on to leverage Facebook to your advantage. Why advertise on Facebook? Above all else, the cost-effectiveness […]