When businesses face a shortage of work for their staff, they may be able apply for government aid as part of a work-sharing program instead, often also referred to as short-time working. As an employee, this means that you would be working fewer hours but at a reduced pay. To replace partially lost wages, staff can claim some unemployment benefits. Here’s what you need to know about work sharing...
Employees are generally given a certain number of vacation days which they are free to use as they please. There are certain situations, when an employer can intervene and put staff on unpaid leave. Find out what the conditions for furlough are, when it can be ordered, and how many days employees can be furloughed for.
The decision has been made: You want to start a charity and make your money work for a good cause. But: Right from the start you’re confused by the different legal requirements. Don’t worry though, these rules are pretty straight forward once you get your head around them. Apart from this, the process of starting a charity is almost the same everywhere. We’ll explain to you how it works.
Sitting for hours on end is not beneficial to mind and body. So, what can you do if you have to work every day as an office worker, where for most of your job you must sit? Exercising at work can help! It is wholly possible to integrate exercise in the office into your routine without interrupting your workflow. Some exercises can also be done at your desk!
Whether you’re self-employed or employed – a growing number of professionals are working from home and many even set up a dedicated space to perform their job duties. To reduce any resulting financial burden, the costs for working from home can be deducted from your taxes. However, certain conditions need to be met for you to qualify and only some expenses can be claimed.
When starting a business that aims to educate people or help them with religious guidance, the appropriate form for your business may be a charity. Charitable organizations are types of businesses that have a clear aim, and that are funded publicly. This article explains what a charity is and what differentiates it from other types of businesses.
What is crisis communication? Many companies make the mistake of remaining silent during a crisis. Instead of addressing issues head-on, they are swept under the carpet – creating a perfect breeding ground for rumors that have the potential to damage a company’s reputation further. Businesses that don’t react well and initiate good crisis communication can damage their image long-term.
Starting a work from home policy can be a real challenge. Business owners and employees must take into account a variety of technical and human details and then implement them appropriately. Choosing the right software and leadership methods can be critical. We tell you what to pay particular attention to, and how to ensure your employees stay motivated long-term when they start working remotely. ...
Practical skills, professional skills, and technical knowledge: All this can be summarized as hard skills. At present, these skills are in demand in the course of digitalization, and are becoming more and more important. But traditional hard skills are by no means outdated. What exactly are hard skills, which kinds exist, and how do they differ from soft skills?
An ergonomic workspace is an important pillar of the healthy work life. But many people are missing the know-how to create a more ergonomic environment. Illness, discomfort, and a lack of motivation can be the consequence. And yet, an ergonomically-designed workstation is easy to put into practice. We’ll show you the top tips for more ergonomic working.