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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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A Day in the Life of... a Warehouse Manager

Posted on January 12, 2016

In case you though we've forgotten all about our A Day in the Life of Series, you would be relieved to know we haven't! After last week's A day in the life of... a Finance Manager, today Ben has granted us access into his daily work routine. Morning @8.30am First through the door, our warehouse team opens up the premises so that the company can open for business! My first priority is to designate the orders which have been placed late the day before and...

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Workplace Depot Gets a Visit from Elf on the Shelf!

Posted on December 15, 2015

Around the office, we’ve started to notice some… instances. Some of the staff have noticed a peculiar new visitor in our shelving warehouse, and they seem to be enjoying him greatly. Sitting impishly on our retail shelving, metal shelving, and even on our container shelving, Elf on the Shelf has made itself at home on the many, many, many shelves Workplace Depot has to offer. The Incidents Begin At first, we didn’t notice our new little visitor. He looked right at home nestled on top of our selection of storage shelving. After all our shelving is designed to handle 545 kg per shelf, and the elf’s...

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Christmas Tree Up! The Workplace Depot Gets Festive

Posted on December 03, 2015

December is here so this can only mean one thing. Getting the much awaited Christmas tree up becomes a priority! We almost made our own Christmas tree out of kick steps and kerb ramps and decorated with plastic chain, but managed to resist the temptation and opted for a 14ft Christmas tree with real branches instead. We thought we could get a little festive this year and spoil ourselves during the Christmas season. Luckily, Dee and Shantel volunteered to coordinate the entire process of putting the Christmas tree up. Decorations were ordered. Twice. Who knew we'd need that many baubles? Stepladders...

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The Importance of Breaks at Work

Posted on October 20, 2015

You are a dedicated employee and you enjoy your job. So, you sometimes skip lunch break and breaks at work because you want to do a great job. Well, guess what! You can do an even better job if you know the secret of and the importance of taking breaks at work. How Work Breaks Help Your Productivity According to a study headed by John Trougakos, Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Toronto, when employees take lunch breaks at work, they become less fatigued and have more energy to offer their employers. They also increase their ability to focus and problem solve. Trougakos’ study also found t...

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Reasons Why Designing a Solid Office Business Culture Is Vital for Your Company

Posted on September 29, 2015

In order to lift your startup off the ground, you need to create a healthy business environment that could support your ascension. This is one of the most important unspoken rules that entrepreneurs should consider before embarking on a journey towards their unique dreams and goals. The people who support your growth are the key components that reshape your business from within. This is precisely why one should always strive to develop and preserve a solid office business culture. Understanding...

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Workplace Do's and Don’ts: Ways to Stay Energised

Posted on September 01, 2015

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we’re always seeking to help you enjoy your time at the office. After all, for most employees having a career is like having a second home away from home, given that the average worker spends an estimated 40 to 60 hours per week on the job. Maybe you are one of those stellar employees who regularly works a lot of overtime during the week or around holiday seasons. Or, if you’re just joining the practice of working longer days (e.g., arriving at work early, skipping lunch break, and staying late), you’re probably looking for ways to keep yourself feeling fresh with energy during the day. So, here are a few sugges...

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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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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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