Jake Holyoak's Blog (51)

6 Ways to Upgrade Your At-Home Workspace

Working from home may have begun as a temporary measure, but as we move into 2022, it’s becoming apparent that businesses are going to incorporate home working into their long-term plans. Though the work-from-home order has been lifted in England, many businesses and employees have embraced the benefits of a hybrid work schedule. Some have even decided to shift permanently to remote working.

You may have set up your home…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on August 4, 2022 at 4:02am — No Comments

How Can Business Leaders Improve Digital Experiences in the Workplace?

Implementing digital transformation into your business is essential for success. But with technological advancements dominating the business world, it’s important to assess the digital additions within your company to discover if they are making the expected improvements.

As a business leader, you may wonder where to start. Here, we explore five ways to improve digital experiences in the workplace.

Provide training on digital tools

There are…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on August 4, 2022 at 3:59am — No Comments

How Can Business Leaders Improve Digital Experiences in the Workplace?

Implementing digital transformation into your business is essential for success. But with technological advancements dominating the business world, it’s important to assess the digital additions within your company to discover if they are making the expected improvements.

As a business leader, you may wonder where to start. Here, we explore five ways to improve digital experiences in the workplace.

Provide training on digital tools

There are…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on July 29, 2022 at 3:37am — No Comments

The Optical Illusion of Space: Decorate Your Way to a Visually Larger Home

Whether you’re keen to add some changes to your house or are moving into a new one, there are many things to consider when it comes to sprucing up the space.

Making your space appear larger can be a transformation within itself. But how can you create the optical illusion of more space in your home? Here, we show you the simple tricks you can use in your own home.

Swap dark shades for light hues

The chosen colour palette on your home will determine how spacious your…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on July 29, 2022 at 3:11am — No Comments

UK Companies Adopting Sustainable Packaging Solutions

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Added by Jake Holyoak on July 29, 2022 at 2:56am — No Comments

Stay Ahead of the Fraudsters: Ecommerce Fraud Trends

Ecommerce is fast-paced, competitive, and ever-changing. Digital tools such as mobile apps and wallets, cryptocurrency, and financial technology are all contributing to the evolving fraud landscape.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ecommerce fraud increased significantly worldwide. Mid-to-large general merchandise retailers faced 70% more fraud attempts per month during the 2020 lockdown than prior to that. Types of…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on July 29, 2022 at 2:50am — No Comments

Run Your Business with Ease: 3 Steps to Cope with Financial Anxiety

Up to one in 20 people in the UK suffer from generalised anxiety disorder. Amidst economic uncertainty and inflation, more and more business owners are suffering from financial anxiety.

The pressures to stay afloat and drive businesses forward is high, and that’s causing financial-related stress. To celebrate Stress Awareness Month this April, we’ve compiled a guide to help you cope…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on July 29, 2022 at 2:46am — No Comments

Treasure Hunting: Forgotten Safes and Shocking Finds

Can you think of anything more exciting than finding lost treasure? Well, one social media user was lucky enough to find a locked money safe in a junk yard. In the video posted on TikTok in March, they use heavy machinery to crack open the treasure chest, finding a thick envelope full of money.

 

If you think that is exciting, here are some more examples of forgotten safes and shocking finds.

 

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Added by Jake Holyoak on July 29, 2022 at 2:40am — No Comments

8 Safety Solutions to Keep Your Business Secure

Cybercrime is becoming an increasingly worrying issue for businesses around the world. In fact, according to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022, cyber-attacks have become more frequent within the last year, and 31 per cent of businesses are experiencing these at least once a week.

 

However, with cyber-attacks very much in the spotlight, it is easy…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on July 29, 2022 at 2:28am — No Comments

Is Black Always Best When Choosing Your Suits?

Many couples had to put their wedding days on hold due to the pandemic. In fact, 82% of weddings that were due to happen in April 2020 were postponed. But since the return of the celebrations, it’s time for grooms to go big or go home.

While black is a timeless choice for men’s suits, it’s not quite as bold as it could be for the…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on July 29, 2022 at 2:18am — No Comments

Stay Ahead of the Fraudsters: Ecommerce Fraud Trends

Ecommerce is fast-paced, competitive, and ever-changing. Digital tools such as mobile apps and wallets, cryptocurrency, and financial technology are all contributing to the evolving fraud landscape.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ecommerce fraud increased significantly worldwide. Mid-to-large general merchandise retailers faced 70% more fraud attempts per month during the 2020 lockdown than prior to that. Types of…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on June 28, 2022 at 10:26am — No Comments

Stop the Snooze: Benefits of Working Out in the Morning

There is no denying that exercising works wonders for our wellbeing. Going for a jog, lifting a couple of weights or enjoying a yoga class are all activities that can actively help keep our fitness levels and brain health in check. Not only that, but regular exercise can also spur you to consume better food options and make healthier choices, such as…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on June 28, 2022 at 10:22am — No Comments

How Can AI Transform the Way We Collaborate & Connect?

The global artificial intelligence (AI) market is predicted to reach $267 billion by 2027. But concerns have been raised about whether these advancements could replace humans in jobs as technology is being used to simulate human intelligence processes. In fact, approximately 68.5% of college graduates think that the development of AI could either take their job away or make them…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on June 28, 2022 at 10:21am — No Comments

Put Your Phone Away: How Screen Time Affects the Quality of Your Sleep

Some may argue that sleeping is one of the best parts of the day. You get into bed, snuggle under the covers, rest your head on a comfortable cushion, and switch off your thoughts for the night. However, there is a specific routine that may be hindering this practice.

Most people spend a lot of time on their devices. With more free time at your disposal, evenings are a seemingly perfect opportunity to scroll through your phone and catch up on the latest social media posts. But do you…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on April 28, 2022 at 9:22am — No Comments

Home Working and Vehicle Hiring: How to Save Precious Money as a Self-Employed Worker

Self-employment is often a great lifestyle choice, and it offers you the opportunity to benefit from a wide range of advantages. You have the freedom to shape your own work schedule; hire and collaborate with people you get on with; actively pursue your passions and ambitions; and grasp an array of diverse, fulfilling tasks.

However, it is also fair to say that, especially at the start of your self-employed career, you may be inundated with hefty expenses. Ultimately, as with most…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on April 28, 2022 at 9:13am — No Comments

Don’t let your commute ruin your suit

In 2016, the Office for National Statistics revealed that 3.7 million workers travelled for two hours or more every weekday as part of their commute. This may involve walking, driving, cycling, taking public transport, or a combination of a few. On top of this, many men choose to wear a formal suit to the office to look smart — not ideal attire for a lengthy travel time! Read on as we look at some smart solutions to avoid damage to your tailoring.

A suit made for the…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on April 28, 2022 at 9:06am — No Comments

The perfect interview outfit — a graduate guide

It’s super stressful when you’re an upcoming graduate. Juggling late nights at the library for revision, spending hours meeting that 10,000-word target for your dissertation, and trying to find a job to walk into after graduation can get a bit too much. Not to mention that part-time job and trying to have some sort of a social life. When you eventually get invited to an interview, they are often with short notice and come around quickly — leaving you with little time to decide what…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on March 31, 2022 at 9:13am — No Comments

Wellbeing Balance: How Managers Can Look After Their Own Mental Health

Focus on employees’ wellbeing is often at the forefront of forward-thinking, caring businesses. In fact, as company owners or managers, you have a duty to ensure that your team is comfortable. Not only is this vital for their own physical and mental health, but it can also help uplift the productivity and efficiency of the business too.

However, it is common for people in a higher position of responsibility to forget or neglect their own wellbeing. This shouldn’t happen, as it is…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on March 31, 2022 at 9:11am — No Comments

The Challenges of Solo Shifts: How to Limit Loneliness at Work

Setting up a new business and embarking on a solo adventure can be truly exciting. You are fully independent and can often manage your working day in a personalised way that best suits your tasks and needs. But, as the saying goes, “not all that glitters is gold”.

In the long term, spending continuous hours working by yourself can become rather challenging. Even if you work for a company, but your role requires you to carry out your duties alone, the situation can be difficult to…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on March 31, 2022 at 9:08am — No Comments

Diversity and Fashion: What are the Most Influential Cultures?

The fashion world is bursting with inspiration, diversity, and creativity. Throughout the decades we have seen trends emerge, disappear and re-emerge. When it comes to clothing, we all have a particular style we strive to achieve with our everyday looks. But where do we get our inspiration from? With the emergence of social media platforms including Instagram and Pinterest, it has never been easier to find inspiration for our seasonal looks from trending celebrities and…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on March 30, 2021 at 4:31am — No Comments

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