Workplace Blog

Business Fire Protection Day

Posted on August 28, 2015

As business fire protection day approaches (31st August), it is important to remember that the safety of your staff and customers should always be at the forefront of your mind. There are certain regulations that govern the items every business must have, and it is best to familiarize yourself with what is required of you. This equipment is designed to keep people safe and prevent accidents in the work place. Stock up on everything you need in order to ensure a safe environment for employees and customers. Extinguishers And Hoses This business fire protection day, take a moment to look over the fire extinguishers and...

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What Kind of Trolleys Does Your Business Need?

Posted on August 27, 2015

Range of Fetra Trucks and Trolleys All businesses are in need of a way to move inventory without causing injury to its employees. A heavy-duty platform trolley is the perfect tool to get the job done. These can be tailored to meet the different needs of your company. These devices come in a variety of styles and functionalities, so you won’t have trouble finding one that is perfect for your industry. Platform Trolleys If your business is in need of a heavy-duty trolley to transport materials, the platform trolley is the righ...

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Four Types of Shelving Units You May Need For Your Business

Posted on August 25, 2015

Shelving systems are an integral part of any business. Whether it is a retail space or large industrial building, these devices can keep products neatly displayed; but they are not all made from the same materials. Some are made from sturdy metal and others have small plastic bins to keep small item organized. When it comes to selecting the right one, you should consider the different types of shelving units available on the market and their uses. Wire Shelves - Kitchen Shelving If your business is in need of shelving systems that provide more visibility to the products or an in...

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Create The Ideal Staff Room

Posted on August 20, 2015

A letter from the people in our warehouse Staff Room - A Little Rest And Relaxation Like most people, I need a place to go when I take a rest from working hard. That’s why I value having a staff room. There, I can find some respite and then return to work refreshed. Personally, I have a job where I stand on my feet throughout my shift, so it’s really important to me that the staff lounge has comfortable seating. Also, this is where I prefer to eat my lunch. I like having a designated space that’s just for taking lunch or having a cup of coffee. So, I also like when there are tables in the staff room. Many employers in the past haven’t understood the importance...

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Others Compete on Price. We Compete on Value

Posted on August 13, 2015

The Workplace Depot is your one-stop-shop destination for all of your business needs. We compete on value with every item we carry plus we strive to offer unparalleled customer service. The Workplace Depot’s Innovations in Customer Service We want your shopping experience to be as pleasant, friendly, and easy as possible, so we are continually upgrading our website and our services. With an eye toward making our website more customer friendly, we implemented some changes to our online site. First, we began using a program on our site (Capture+ from Postcode Anywhere) that allows auto-fill and val...

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Workplace Dress Code and Uniforms: What is the Benefit?

Posted on August 06, 2015

Having an workplace dress code in your workplace will often depend on where it is that you work. For example, working in a business office or law firm will require you to dress professionally. Meanwhile, working at a grocery store, warehouse, restaurant or even in the army will almost always require you to wear a uniform. Now the question is -  are these clothing choices beneficial to the workplace in general? I'll quickly go through the benefits of both a workplace dress code and wearing a uniform. Uniforms in the Workplace  ...

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5 Tips to Develop Good Workplace Habits

Posted on August 04, 2015

Whether they are positive or negative, you have a list of workplace habits. You may not have ever thought that you have them, but you have inevitably developed some over time. It is human nature to fall into habits, but it is up to you to make sure that you develop good habits in order to create consistency in your life. Good habits improve your productivity at work. They’ll help make you a better employee. We all know that better employees make for better companies. Here are a few ways to start working towards more positive and pr...

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Top 5 Workplace Films

Posted on July 30, 2015

We may love to watch movies because they help us escape real life for a few moments. Yet, the popularity of workplace films takes us right back to our desks and keeps us grounded in reality. How Workplace Films Inspire and Motivate Us to Love Our Work Work is always hard. Even if you have your dream job, there are always ups and downs in every office, in every post, in every country across the world. Perhaps that’s why workplace films that inspire and motivate us have become such box office hits in recent years. Here are our top 5 workplace movies that get us inspired and motivated and why we love them. #5: Office Space Roger Ebert reviews the hit film, Office Space...

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Reasons You Should be Drinking Coffee at Work

Posted on July 23, 2015

Very few office workers can go a few hours, let alone days without their regular caffeine fix. A cup of coffee, be it an Americano, a latte, or an espresso, have often been chalked down as saviours during long working hours, night shifts or getting through sleep-deprived days. But that cuppa mocha latte (my personal favourite) is not only waking you up every morning, it’s doing more wonders than you realize. We have some very big fans of coffee  around here at The Workplace Depot and we've put our thoughts together to come up with 8 amazing benefits of coffee (in our opinion of course). So here they are: 1. Coffee Boosts Productivity...

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Five Ways to Make your Job Easier as a Manager

Posted on July 16, 2015

Every company ultimately wants to make their employees happy, and that’s because managers and leaders are aware that happy employees are more productive. Shawn Achor- a Harvard psychology researcher finds that happiness makes your brain work better. Making Your Work Days Easier The best way to make your work easier and your employees happier is to make their work-days better. A better work-day gives them room for creativity and for opportunities to challenge themselves to grow. A better work day doesn’t mean zero stress, but instead, having the right mind-set and be...

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A Short History of Computers - Infographic

Posted on July 01, 2015

Computers are indispensable in our daily lives. They have been around for a long time, since the 1940s, to be exact. Our first article regarding the short history of computers was a big hit, so we've decided to turn it into an infographic. But first, a quick recap of computer history. "Who invented the computer?" "When?" "How?" "What is a computer made of?" The first generation of computers were, to be honest, quite massive. First created in 1940s, the computers had to be equipped with magnetic drums in order to store data. They relied on vacuum tubes to control...

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Top Workplace Songs- See our First Infographic!

Posted on June 29, 2015

Top Workplace Songs about Jobs, Money and Can-do attitude Our initial blog post on Workplace Songs that has been published in early 2013 turns out to be still one of the most popular. From songs about job descriptions such as Please Mr Postman of The Marvelettes and the incredibly well known Elton John's Teacher I need you to anti-work songs such as Beck's Soul Sucking Jerk and Lou Reed's Don't Talk to me about Work, our top workplace songs cover it all. So we thought, why not turn it into an infographic? But before we start, some Infographic History First! The first infographic in t...

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