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9 Products your workplace can’t possibly be without

Posted under Health and safety, Office on April 9, 2018


What do hand dryers, posters and fire extinguishers all have in common? Read on to find out…


Every workplace has to meet certain welfare requirements. Whether you’re moving products in a warehouse, standing by a poolside as a lifeguard, or sitting at a desk in an office there are certain essentials that an employer must provide to maintain welfare standards.


So what must an employer provide in a workplace? According to The Health and Safety Read more

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A Day in the Life of … an Operations Manager

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on December 10, 2015

A day in the life of an Operations Manager


This week we are offering you an insight into what the life of an Operations Manager might be like, in an industry where effective operations are paramount. We’ve asked Michelle, our Operations Manager to outline what her day to day tasks might include. Michelle has been with us for not less than 16 years this December!


A Day in the Life of … an Operations Manger


Morning


@8.45am …. Arrive, unless on the early shift … Read more

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Stock Take Procedure – How to by WPD

Posted under Amusing, Office on November 19, 2015

Here we go… Christmas Holidays are fast approaching, so what better time to organize our stock take for the upcoming busy period if not now… said our keen Warehouse Manager!


So we (the web team and the Finance Manager) had to give him a hand on a cold November afternoon and get things done counted in the warehouse.  We’ve put the high vises on, or at least intended to and cracked on.


After carefully … Read more

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Using Team Building to Develop a Successful Team

Posted under Amusing, Office, Warehouse on October 8, 2015


Building a great team starts with great leadership. A great leader has many positive attributes such as correcting the course when necessary, making tough decisions, and setting performance standards. Team building and leadership requires ego management, recognition, and continuous development among other things to work well over the short and long term.


Businesses that invest in team building are often more successful and have enhanced rapport among team members. It also makes team members Read more

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The Importance of Work-Life Balance

Posted under Office on October 6, 2015

Work-Life BalanceWith today’s cutting edge technology, the work-life balance lines are starting to blur. When something big happens, it is available on social media almost immediately. If you are in any business where breaking news or important announcements come after standard work hours, you know the importance of being able to make the announcement as soon as it happens. In a world like this, distancing yourself from work can be quite the challenge.


But maintaining a Read more

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Big Companies that Started in a Garage

Posted under Office on September 10, 2015

business in a garageThe modern society encourages us to push our own boundaries and write our success story from scratch, even when we don’t actually feel (financially) prepared to face this challenge. The idealized version of the American Dream gives us hope and fuels our greatest expectations and some big companies that started in a garage do too!


Therefore, we boost our own motivation and perseverance through the power of the positive examples that are virtually everywhere.  Google, Read more

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Business Fire Protection Day

Posted under Health and safety, Office on August 28, 2015

Fire Safety EquipmentAs 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 … Read more

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Create The Ideal Staff Room

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on August 20, 2015

The Ideal Staff CafeteriaA 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 … Read more

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Workplace Dress Code and Uniforms: What is the Benefit?

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on August 6, 2015

Having Workplace Dress Code and Uniforms What is the Benefitan 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 … Read more

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5 Tips to Develop Good Workplace Habits

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on August 4, 2015

Whether they are positive or negative, you have a list of workplace habits. You may not have ever thought that you have them, butgood workplace habits 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 … Read more

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Top 5 Workplace Films

Posted under Amusing, Office, Workplace Commentary on July 30, 2015

WBest Workplace Songse 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 … Read more

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Reasons You Should be Drinking Coffee at Work

Posted under Amusing, Office, Workplace Commentary 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 anTeam having a coffee break 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 … Read more

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Five Ways to Make your Job Easier as a Manager

Posted under Expert Commentary, Office, Workplace Commentary on July 16, 2015

Every company ultimately wants to make thWays to Make Your Job Easiereir 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 … Read more

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Rejuvenating Your Workforce in 2015!

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on January 9, 2015

WorkforceIt’s easy for us to say we are going to do things differently in the New Year, whether that’s in our personal lives or at work – if we actually make these changes or not is a whole other story however!


Having said this, we thought we would try our best to offer you some valuable advice, from one business to another, about how to revamp your organisation for 2015 with some steps that we … Read more

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Office Christmas Party Games

Posted under Amusing, Office on December 10, 2014

Advent CalendarIt’s getting in to the last few working weeks of the year and workplaces might be mellowing out for Christmas, so what better way to introduce some fun in to the office to get your staff in to the festive spirit.


A couple of examples we have gathered should get everyone involved in some games, even using some of The Workplace Depot products!


Two Spoons (Egg and Spoon Race with a Twist)


Staff are separated … Read more

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Unspoken Rules for Working in an Office

Posted under Amusing, Office on November 1, 2014

EmployeesFor those of us who work in an office, there can be times when sitting at a desk all day is actually not as peaceful as you might think.


For the majority of us, we go to work, sit at our desks, complete our daily tasks and converse with our colleagues. Unfortunately, sometimes, some of our fellow employees/employers have other ideas.


We have picked out the top 10 unspoken rules for working in an office, … Read more

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Everything Indoors!

Posted under Health and safety, Office on October 27, 2014

Cable covers and protectorsAs you must be aware by now, The Workplace Depot sells everything you could possibly need for your workplace. However, as we have more recently been discussing how to prepare for the winter weather and which products you will need to stock up on if you are working outdoors, don’t forget that we also supply for: offices, factories, warehouses, schools, leisure centres and many more indoor areas that we have just as many products for!… Read more

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Personal Touches to Your Workspace

Posted under Office, Storage on October 4, 2014

Office SuppliesLast year, we published a blog post titled: ‘How to choose the best art for your office’. With this in mind, considering the new canvases we have just had delivered to the office, I thought it would be amusing to compare the factors of what makes the best office art along with what we now have hanging on our walls!


The above article states that first impressions and company considerations are important for … Read more

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Advantages of Customer Service in the Workplace

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on September 13, 2014

Customer ServiceMost, if not all, businesses have some sort of customer service in place – whether they really know it or not!


However those that do know it, are sure to benefit from it. Speaking on behalf of a company who specialises in customer service, I have recognised the importance of, as well as treating the customer well throughout the initial process of using your product or service, it is extremely beneficial when following up on … Read more

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Small Steps to Improving Your Office Appearance

Posted under Office, Workplace Commentary on September 8, 2014

Office AppearanceUnless you are a lucky employee at one of the Top 5 Seriously Cool Places to Work discussed in one of our previous blog posts, you might find that your surroundings are that of an average looking office.


Of course, not all establishments have the funds or space available to set up nap pods and tree-houses in their work environments, or dish out unlimited free food in the company canteen, but there is certainly other … Read more

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