Tag

workplace

Employees Want Workplace - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, Getting Ahead

What Do Employees Want From a Workplace?

It’s in a company’s interest to invest in their employees’ happiness. After all, having a poor employee retention rate can pose significant problems for an organization. For example, it can impact the bottom line and productivity.

There’s no way to guarantee that employees will stay on board. But there are certainly ways to make it more likely. One of the more underrated ways to keep employees smiling is to put together a workplace that they like being in. There’s a big difference between a cramped, uninspiring workplace and one that inspires joy. 

Below, we’ll run through some key things that employees look for from a workplace. Make sure yours has them all, and you’ll be unlikely to lose an employee because of the office. 

Continue reading
Should Good Manager use Ultimatums - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace

Do Good Leaders Use Ultimatums For Motivation?

Ultimatums are often associated with relationships. If one person in a relationship feels they’re not getting what they deserve, they offer an ultimatum to the other. It’s usually along the lines of “change your behavior or I’ll leave”. 

Speaking of which, we also sometimes see ultimatums in the workplace. Leaders often use them as a form of motivation for struggling or underperforming employees. The concept is similar to the example above, only changed slightly to reflect the workplace. Here, the leader will tell employees they need to improve their work or they will be forced to let them go. Typically, we see actual figures or targets set for the employee in question to aim for. 

The thing is…do good leaders use ultimatums? Is this a genuinely viable and recommended form of motivation? 

Continue reading
Neglecting Your health Workplace - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Entrepreneur's Workplace, Getting Ahead

Stop Neglecting Your Health In The Workplace

This may come as a shock: Desk jobs can significantly shorten your life expectancy. It is time for a wake-up call. Your workplace can affect your physical and mental health in ways you may not realize.

Indoor air quality, for instance, can be a source of worries. Did you know that the office air could be dirtier than the air in the street? Just because you can’t see pollution and harmful particles, it doesn’t mean they are not there. Heavy workload is another common issue that can contribute to damaging your work/life balance.

Overworked professionals feel isolated from any supportive network, either friends or relatives. They are also more vulnerable to burnout and nervous breakdown. Unfortunately, as an employee, both air quality and workload are out of your control.

With the rise in working from home, it’s even more important to take your health seriously. However, there are healthy choices that you can make for yourself to make your experience of the workplace healthier. 

Continue reading
Career Change, Getting Ahead, Getting Started, Interviews, Job Search, The Immigrant Worker

How To Pass Your Technical (or Tech Company) Interview

You’ve been able to tweak your resume for your technical interview using the tips we shared previously. With no experience in the tech industry, how do you ace your first technical interview?

This is probably going through your mind and explains why you are here. We’ll answer this question for you by providing trusted tips and tricks as well as direction to help you make the best of this opportunity.

This article is also helpful for any person who isn’t necessarily going in for a technical interview which requires high coding knowledge. So it can be applicable for product management, sales development roles, etc. If this is your first interview at a tech company, then you should check this out!

We’ve also included tips from interviewers we have worked in the past with. So this is up to date utilizing recent interview experiences from some of our clients as well as our knowledge.

Continue reading
coworking space benefits - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, Getting Ahead

Why Coworking Spaces Are A Remote Worker’s Best Friend

There are many advantages to freelance and remote work. You can create your own schedule and work on projects that drive you. Just like any job, there can be drawbacks due to the enormous amount of pressure freelancers can put on themselves. Coinciding with the gig economy and the rise of remote work, coworking spaces have become more popular in recent years. These spaces function like offices only you are completely independent.

If you find yourself struggling in your remote work, then it is time to consider joining one. These are the ways coworking spaces can help you excel at your work and become your new best friend.

Continue reading
Music as a Career - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace, Getting Ahead

Making Music a Career

Setting up your own business is hard enough especially when it’s in the music industry. There’s so much to consider from your accounting needs, to your marketing plan, not to mention the manufacturing and selling of the product or service you’re offering.

This is challenging enough in the regular business world but when you’re a creative person trying to market your music, this can be made ten times harder. In this short guide we take a look at what it takes to start off in the music industry, if you’re not lucky enough to win a TV talent show.

Continue reading
Mental Health Therapist - Zinny Factor
Inspiration, Lifestyle

We Need to Talk More About Mental Health And Finding A Therapist

Mental health discussion has been a huge topic of late including the need to speak with a therapist. It’s real and needs to be discussed because it’s invisible. And just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

Do you often go to work and feel a huge burden on your shoulders? Do you feel as though you are mentally incapable of changing your predicament? Or are you dealing with anxiety? These are just a few signs to encourage you to take care of YOU.

Knowing more about your psyche can be a gateway to discovering your strengths and with this knowledge, you can be able to use your emotions to empathize with colleagues or clients. Feeling authentic and open at work has been reported to lead to better performance, employee retention, engagement, and improved wellbeing.

Continue reading
Side Hustle as a Self Starter - Zinny Factor
Career Change, Getting Ahead

Getting Back Into Education To Help Further Your Career

After finishing high school or college, the thought of picking up a book could be the last thing on your mind. However, undertaking further education later down the line can help you advance your career and help you get to where you want to be.

That being said, re-entering education after a break is no easy feat, and it will take a lot of hard work to build up some studious habits again. Take a look at the following tips to help you get back into education to help you further your career.

Continue reading
Career Change - Zinny Factor
Career Change

Are You Looking To Make A Change In Your Career?

There are plenty of fields of work that seem like they could offer you a change and something far more fulfilling and exciting than the standard work-a-day world. Whether that’s because it offers an amazing, vibrant working environment or because it gives you the opportunity to work in an area that really lets you help people.

Everyone, from time to time, thinks about changing their career and striking out into something different. The problem is that it can feel as though the most challenging and rewarding careers all involve years, if not longer, of intense training. These sorts of jobs can seem like the kind of thing that, if you didn’t start working towards it at an early age, you’ve essentially missed your chance. Fortunately, that’s not true.

Continue reading
Flexible Work Environment - Zinny Factor
Entrepreneur's Workplace

8 Advantages of a Flexible Workforce For You and Your Team

With advances in technology, it is more common than ever before to either be able to work from home or to be able to work a flexible schedule that is more conducive to each individual employee within a company.

This ability has led businesses both large and small to seriously reconsider the typical 9 to 5 workday in favor of a more flexible workday. So what are the steps that you can take as an employer for creating a flexible workplace?

Continue reading