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Workplace Blog (Page 4 of 13)

Google Certified Shop

Posted under News, Website & Features on January 12, 2015

Google Certified Shop LogoHere at The Workplace Depot we are proud to announce that we have become a Google Certified Shop! Being a Google Certified Shop means that our customers can shop with us confidently and are safe with the knowledge that we as a business will provide the best customer service and reliable dispatch as we possibly can.


Once you arrive on our website, you’ll see the added certified shop badge, if you click this you can … 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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Happy New Year 2015!

Posted under Amusing, Health and safety, News on December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve is one of those nights where we all get together and reminisce on the year gone by; have we achieved all we wanted to? Where do we see ourselves this time next year? And of course, what are our New Year’s resolutions?


Depending on where you are in the world, whether you are watching a firework display, out dancing the night away, or having a quiet night in with family and friends, … Read more

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Top Christmas Carols

Posted under News on December 22, 2014

Christmas CarolsSo we are nearly there, the countdown is nearly over, only a few days left until the big fat fellow comes down our chimneys and leaves us presents. We should be getting to the point where children should be finishing off at school and the adults should be winding down at work and if you’re lucky, not returning until the new year. If this is the case, before the big day, why not consider going … Read more

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Fancy Dress for Christmas

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on December 19, 2014

Advent Although perhaps not commonly associated with Christmas, fancy dress ideas for this season are becoming more creatively entertaining by the year!


Whether it’s your workplace requesting you in fancy dress for the annual Christmas party, or you have been invited to a Christmas Eve knees up with the instruction to sport your best fancy dress ideas – we think there are some fantastic designs to win you the best dressed prize there! (We are talking … Read more

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The History of the Advent Calendar

Posted under In the Community, News on December 17, 2014

Advent CalendarIt’s day 17 of our advent calendar and with only one week left until Christmas Eve, we thought this blog post would be most convenient for today!


Considering we have been publishing our Christmas blogs every day throughout December in order to resemble an advent calendar, we thought it was only right to inform our readers about the history of this product – why do we buy these cardboard boxes with flappy doors for mystery … Read more

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Infamous Christmas Quotes

Posted under In the Community on December 14, 2014

Advent CalendarIt’s Day 14 of The Workplace Depot advent calendar and today we thought we would talk about Christmassy quotes and catchphrases!


There are many quotes and phrases that we associate with Christmas, whether they are good, bad or just plain annoying; around this time of year they are certainly one thing – unavoidable!


Most of the expressions that we exchange in daily conversations to each other at Christmas time are quite common and well-known, including: … 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)


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Secret Santa – Where did it all start?

Posted under In the Community on December 9, 2014

AdventMost associated with the Western part of the World, Secret Santa has become a tradition amongst large families and workplaces in order for everyone involved to receive a gift of an affordable value from one other person.


Although it is not certain when or where Secret Santa originated from, it is thought that the original Secret Santa was Larry Dean Stewart – an American philanthropist who spent twenty years partaking in random acts of kindness … Read more

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The Rise of the Christmas Jumpers

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on December 7, 2014

AdventA few years ago, patterned Christmas jumpers were definitely not seen as a fashion statement. From the moment Mark Darcy donned his Christmas reindeer jumper in Bridget Jones’s Diary, the look wasn’t exactly supposed to portray a trendsetter.


Little did we know however, a few years later the craze of Christmas jumpers would catch on in the UK; with fashionable chains such as Topshop and Urban Outfitters not only supplying a wide range of jumpers, … Read more

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Top 20 Christmas Songs – Getting you in the Christmas Spirit!

Posted under Amusing, In the Community on December 2, 2014

AdventIt’s day 2 of The Workplace Depot Advent Calendar and we are treating you to a good one today!


A recent article by The Independent has discovered that the classic tune by The Pogues – Fairytale of New York was voted as the nation’s favourite Christmas song of all time.


The poll surveyed 2,000 adults, with 23% of them choosing the 1987 track as their favourite festive number, compared to just one in ten respondents … Read more

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ALDI – Park a little, spend a lot!

Posted under News, Press Release on November 26, 2014

car-parkingAccording to an article written earlier this year by the BBC, Aldi is now a household name and has ‘cracked the supermarket business.’


The bargain supermarket has achieved success through following five steps: basic store layout, selling unusual items, general ‘penny pinching’, satisfying middle-class shoppers and by ultimately being in the right place at the right time.


Aldi’s huge growth overlapped with the UK recession around 2007 and with their trademark cheap price, shoppers … Read more

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Infamous Locker Room Songs

Posted under Amusing, Storage on November 18, 2014

Locker RoomI think we have established that the lockers here at The Workplace Depot are one of the more versatile products we can talk about, not to mention one of the most fun!


Have you read a couple of my personal favourite locker related posts?



Although the majority of these posts are relating to lockers in locker … Read more

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Road Safety Week 2014

Posted under Health and safety, In the Community on November 17, 2014

Road SafetyToday marks the beginning of Road Safety Week. Road Safety Week is supported by Brake Road Safety Charity and the 18th year of this event is a great opportunity to raise awareness around schools and in general regarding the precautions to take on the road.


The UK has one of the best road safety records in the world, but considering this year’s road related figures, there is still more than can be done to … Read more

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Disposing of Fireworks Safely

Posted under Health and safety, News on November 10, 2014

fireworkSo you’ve had your display and hopefully nothing has gone wrong.  You’re soaking up the applause from the audience and the satisfaction of setting off all of your rockets.  But it’s not over yet; you still need to clean up and dispose of your fireworks safely!


Immediate To-do List



  • Once you have finished, still keep your boundaries.  Don’t let your crowd come anywhere near the fireworks when you are cleaning up.

  • All being well there
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Community Business of the Year 2014

Posted under In the Community, News on November 8, 2014

CharityHere at The Workplace Depot, we are delighted to be named as a finalist for the Community Business of the Year Award 2014.  This recognition is part of Rushcliffe’s Community Awards and will take place at the Becket School next week.  The nominees for this award are businesses that have specifically worked to support their local community – people, charities, etc.


These prestigious awards honour the work carried out by individuals, groups or businesses who’ve … 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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Goodbye Nokia – Technology continues to grow

Posted under News on October 25, 2014

NokiaAs we seem to have been mentioning quite often in our recent blog posts, technology is constantly changing and those of us who work with it are having to learn to adapt to new features on a daily basis.


Some of our recent articles in relation to this subject include the introduction and evolution of Google in the workplace, along with the importance of promoting your brand via YouTube.


With this in mind, today … Read more

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Improving Communication in the Workplace with Google

Posted under Workplace Commentary on October 23, 2014

GoogleThere are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a breakdown in communication in the workplace. Most recently, these have been associated with how people would rather email or interact in other ways over the Internet with their fellow colleagues, rather than have a face to face conversation that in turn leads to miscommunication. However, following the extended use of social media, mobile phones and tablets, these methods and further applications such as … Read more

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