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PVC Foam Matting - All You Need to Know
PVC Foam Matting - All You Need to Know

Posted on May 10, 2016

There are lots of jobs in the world that require employees to stand for extended periods of time. Whether these jobs are in retail, restaurant, manufacturing, heavy commercial, an industrial setting, standing for a long period of time can be strenuous on the feet, legs, back and other parts of the body. Standing on hard and unforgiving surfaces is primarily to blame for this growing discomfort and fatigue, and the solution is simpler than one might think.

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A Day in the Life of...a Data Analyst
A Day in the Life of...a Data Analyst

Posted on May 05, 2016

Our A Day in the Life of Series continues today with a new post - A Day in the Life of a Data Analyst. Here at The Workplace Depot we enjoy being involved in the community and like to think together we can make a difference. Recently we have started offering 12 weeks placements and internships to students from the University of Nottingham. Placements and internships represent a great opportunity for both students and graduates to get the much needed work experience.

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Making the Most of Quality Hose Protectors
Making the Most of Quality Hose Protectors

Posted on April 28, 2016

Quality cable or hose protectors are handy products that home and business owners could use to prevent tripping accidents while also protecting wires, hoses and cables from any kind of impacts. When shopping for hose and cable protectors, it is imperative to select the best items in this category with your specific needs and goals in mind. You should ask yourself the following questions before making a purchase: Do I need a semi-permanent or temporary cable protection?

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The History & Usefulness of The Acrylic Convex Mirror
The History & Usefulness of The Acrylic Convex Mirror

Posted on April 19, 2016

Convex mirrors are all around, in stores, parking garages and on the street almost everywhere we go, but people give them little to no thought when they see them. Have you ever wondered about where they come from, how they were invented and their importance in modern society? The creation of convex mirrors became possible with the advent of glass blowing in the mid-1700s. When a glass blower had a hot glass bulb they would fill it with a mixture of metals while it was still hot, coating the inside.

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Learn How to Celebrate Your Pets for National Pet Month
Learn How to Celebrate Your Pets for National Pet Month

Posted on April 05, 2016

April is National Pet Month! Whether you have a deep love of dogs, cats, a passion for birds, a fascination with reptiles, or compassion for rodents, your pets are all important. Pet ownership has many benefits to health and happiness for you and your family. Learn about those benefits and how to celebrate every wonderful thing about your pets. Fur, Scales, Feathers, and Love Pets come in all shapes and sizes and National Pet Month is about honouring all pets, not just cats and dogs.

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The Best Workplace Pranks for April Fools’ Day
The Best Workplace Pranks for April Fools’ Day

Posted on March 31, 2016

April Fools’ Day is a favoured holiday if you’re a person who works alongside other people throughout the year. This is the one day that you get to play pranks on your colleagues and get away with it. However, you might not be sure of which pranks are going to be acceptable and which ones are going to go too far. The best workplace pranks don’t have to involve a lot of time or effort, and they will still get the right amount of laughs and fun.

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Easter Bank Holiday - What to do Around Nottingham
Easter Bank Holiday - What to do Around Nottingham

Posted on March 24, 2016

Today is the beginning of the Easter Bank Holiday, what plans have you got? There are quite a few activities you could part take around Nottingham this weekend, from the traditional Easter Egg Hunt to a foam party at the National Ice Centre. Here's a list of our favourite activities Easter Bank Holiday activities ideal for some family fun Green's Windmill Eggciting Easter Extravaganza will be taking place at Green's Windmill in Sneiton on Good Friday from 10am.

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St. Patrick’s Day - Let’s Celebrate the Irish
St. Patrick’s Day - Let’s Celebrate the Irish

Posted on March 17, 2016

Let’s Celebrate the Irish Grab your corned beef and cabbage and your shamrocks as it is time to celebrate St. Paddy’s day, or St. Patrick’s Day as it is more formally known. Even if you don’t have a little of the Irish in you (and most of us do have a wee bit), you can still celebrate the meaning of St. Paddy’s Day on March 17th. The true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day For the truest meaning of this Irish holiday, we need to become acquainted with Maewyn Succat...

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Ideas to Improve Workplace Productivity
Ideas to Improve Workplace Productivity

Posted on February 11, 2016

Workplace productivity is not just a fancy management term. After working under different organisations, I learned that an organisation’s growth and profitability depends on several factors, but arguably the most important one is the team’s productivity. If your team is motivated and productive, chances are you will go through every obstacle and grow into one of the most respectable names within the niche.

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EU Referendum - Pros and Cons of a "BREXIT"
EU Referendum - Pros and Cons of a "BREXIT"

Posted on February 04, 2016

Like it or not, the EU Referendum has lately been on telly, radio and basically everybody's mind since the Conservatory election victory earlier this year. That's how Steve Miller, the MD of The Workplace Depot came up with the idea of running an EU Referendum Survey in our office. We will tell you our results, don't worry but first let's go through a couple of important questions that need answering before one should take part in the EU Referendum that's likely to take place in June this year.

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A Day in the Life of... an eCommerce Executive
A Day in the Life of... an eCommerce Executive

Posted on January 26, 2016

This week is Steven's turn on our A Day in the Life of Series. If you are keen to jump into digital marketing or eCommerce, or simply looking for a new challenge in this area, Steven's Day in the Life of... can perhaps inspire you. Morning @8.45am…. I start my day, only living 10 minutes away I have no excuse being late. Once I arrive, I put my lunch away, grab some much needed morning caffeine and get to work (unless it’s a Friday, I spend 5 minutes persuading the warehouse lads to fetch breakfast).

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Business Lessons from Star Wars: Types of Fire Protection Systems
Business Lessons from Star Wars: Types of Fire Protection Systems

Posted on January 21, 2016

Fire protection systems refer to residential or commercial systems that have been put in place to reduce the negative effects of fire. One of the most important business lessons from Star Wars trilogy is that when a fire is burning in a building, the most logical course of action after evacuating people from the building is to suppress or extinguish the fire. Fire protection systems help to minimise the impact of fires on buildings, surrounding infrastructures, and people.

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