Saturday, 12 December 2015
Businesses that seek to maintain a certain corporate image must pay attention to every aspect of their affairs, and that includes what their employees wear to work. Company uniforms, as in the case of fast-food chains, restaurants and retail stores, make it easy to maintain a consistent image. In an office setting, where uniforms may not be worn, establishing a dress code makes it easier for staff to dress appropriately.
Business owners, in coordination with human resources personnel, will need to come up with a suitable dress code policy depending on the nature of the business. Amongst other things, such a policy must impart a sense of professionalism and provide details on which types of business shirts and other garments are considered acceptable in every season.
Friday, 11 December 2015
When it comes to designing work uniforms, there is a lot more to consider than how the garment looks. Employee comfort and designation should also be taken into account. According to WorkplaceInfo, an online resource for HR/IR managers and professionals, any work uniform that causes employee discomfort creates negative impact on productivity, morale and staff retention. Constructing comfortable business shirts and workwear hinges a lot on the choice of fabric. Here are some tips for business owners to keep in mind.
Safety is a crucial aspect of any uniform design. Uniforms should adhere to industry safety standards. For instance, cooks need flame-retardant clothing. Those in the line of sports should consider moisture-wicking, active wear fabrics capable of letting air circulate and thereby prevent the body from overheating. These fabrics should also be lightweight and flexible so as not to restrict movement.
Thursday, 10 December 2015
In a thriving business district such as Perth, business competition can be really fierce. Business owners, therefore, need to utilise every opportunity to magnify their brand presence. Tradeshows are the perfect venues for reaching out to potential clients and partners. Business 2 Community states that tradeshows provide businesses an opportunity to create lasting impressions, conduct face-to-face marketing, generate quality leads and direct sales. For new businesses, participation at tradeshows enables one to establish a name within their respective industries.
To turn potential into actual results, a business must conduct the proper preparation, event handling and follow-up. Entrepreneur suggests extensive research, creating a good pitch, designing an inviting booth, budgeting carefully and putting a suitable amount of effort into networking to make the most out of the event.
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Gift-giving season might still be far away, but it wouldn’t hurt to start coming up with useful corporate gift ideas your hardworking employees will certainly appreciate right about now. Why not give your best workers something to spruce up their cubicles and make their work life a tad more pleasant? Here are some items that you might want to consider.
Calendars and Clocks
It’s easy to lose track of time in the midst of hectic schedules and tight deadlines. Busy professionals would appreciate something that can help them perform at their very best all the time. Desk clocks and calendars may fit the bill, especially for people who like to keep things organised and going according to plan.
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Whether you intend to thank customers for their patronage, show appreciation to vendors and investors for productive partnerships, or recognise employees for their contributions, corporate gift giving fulfils an essential purpose: to strengthen the relationship between giver and receiver. Veteran businessmen see it as an essential component of their corporate branding strategy. If done properly, gift-giving can be a subtle yet potent and cost-effective way to nurture a fruitful partnership.
Oftentimes, the pressure that comes with corporate gift-giving stems from deciding the best item to give. If you wish to maximise the power of this tactic for your business, consider these three tips to finding the right gift:
1. Make sure it’s appropriate. You certainly don’t want to give anyone the impression that you are bribing them. Neither should you make anyone feel obliged to return the favour. Look past the dollar transactions you’ve had together.
Monday, 7 December 2015
Going green is the in thing. As people have become more aware of the threat of global warming, millions are shifting to sustainable practices to reduce their carbon footprint and help save Mother Earth. Being a widely admired act of corporate social responsibility, going green provides a valuable marketing advantage to many companies. Among other things, it helps adherents look more trustworthy and creates a better, longer-lasting impression. Smart consumers also favour businesses that proactively do something positive for the environment.
While many corporate giants have overhauled their operations and shifted towards sustainable practices, businesses that operate on a smaller scale can still join the green bandwagon by giving away eco-friendly promotional products. Although not all attendees at trade events are environmentally conscious, it’s always best to stay on the safe side.