Leeds office enquiries on the increase.
Rise in amount of enquiries concerning Leeds office space.
A new report by Jones Lang LaSalle has shown that property investors are targeting regional town centres including Leeds. The property consultancy firm has stated that although London and the South East will continue to dominate the market, other areas such as Leeds and Manchester are to see a rise in interest.
There has been an increase in the number of office space enquiries in Leeds. However, overall take up of offices has decreased by 57 per cent during the first quarter when compared to last years statistics. (more…)
Employers are afraid that allowing their staff to use Facebook at work will damage their image.
Many British workers cannot log on to social networking sites like Facebook while in the office.
Half of UK office workers have been banned from using Facebook by their employers, according to a new survey.
The study of over 2,000 employees was carried out for computer services firm HCL Technologies. It showed that many bosses fear that allowing their staff to use social networking sites could tarnish their business reputation. (more…)
Green Office Week starts with energy efficient tips.
All over Europe offices have started to take part in Green Office Week.
Today marks the beginning of Green Office Week which will see companies all over the Europe take part in eco-friendly activities and solutions. Monday’s activities centre around encouraging businesses to reduce overall energy consumption. This will be achieved through the use of techniques like installing energy efficient lighting and ensuring that all workers switch off their PC’s when they’re not in use.
Other tips for today include using window blinds to reduce the temperature of the office on sunny days instead of using air conditioning. Alternatively in cold weather it is suggested that you turn down the thermostat by 1 degree as this could reduce your heating bill by an astounding 10% over the year.
Tips on achieving a paperless office.
Ways to run an office without using paper.
If you’re looking to make your office more environmentally friendly and efficient then a paperless office is a great solution. This means that you don’t use any paper products during your working day at the office. A great deal of companies are put off by this because they think it could be difficult to achieve and many offices are stuck in a routine. However, there are a few simple steps you can take to make your workspace paperless.
Firstly don’t send out office memos as letters or printouts. Instead send out a mass email, not only is this quicker, because it also cuts out time wasted on distributing and printing, but it is also cheap and more environmentally friendly. Alternatively, you could utilise social networking platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn to send out a memo. (more…)
Budgeting tips for new businesses.
Ways to save money after setting up an office.
If you’ve just moved into new offices in the UK you might be looking for ways to save a bit of money whilst your business takes off. There are a number of things you can do to improve your company’s finances. Here are just a few:
Firstly, look at leasing furniture for the office. If you need a great deal of furniture for a new office it probably isn’t a good idea to just head to your local furniture shop. If you do choose to lease furniture you can also choose to get it delivered which will save you money on petrol and transport costs. However, it is important to shop around as you may find that some leasing deals end up costing you more than buying outright. (more…)
The benefits of a tidy desk.
Advice on keeping a clean and tidy desk.
During the working day it can be very easy to get distracted by other members of staff or objects around you. One of the key aspects that contributes to this is your office desk. If it is cluttered with rubbish then you are sure to have trouble getting on with your work.
With that in mind here are a few tips on cleaning and organising your office desk: (more…)
Jones Lang LaSalle release first quarter statistics.
Property services firm report increase in profit during the first quarter.
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has made an overall net profit of $1.5 million in the first quarter. The property services firm has also stated that there is a highly positive outlook for the rest of the company’s year. In last year’s first quarter the company saw a profit of just $0.2 million.
However, the company saw earnings before taxes, interest, amortisation and depreciation go down to $28 million. JLL claim this is because operating expenses rose up 20% to $676 million. Specifically the company stated that the increase was caused by “variable costs to support revenue growth and by certain unusual expense items”. (more…)
Ways to stay fit in the office.
Advice on keeping healthy in the workplace.
It can be easy to fall out of shape whilst working in an office, mainly because you spend most of your day sitting down at a desk. It’s not a matter of having to lift weights right there in your workplace, there are little things you can do to improve your health. With that in mind here are a few examples of techniques that you can use to stay fit in the office.
Firstly consider your morning commute. If you live within a reasonable distance you could walk or cycle into work. This would really improve your health as you would be ensuring that you got some exercise every day. If that wasn’t enough you will save a lot of money on fuel costs and significantly reduce your carbon footprint. (more…)