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Create healthy & creative workspace

New Delh: A healthy work environment through a blend of active urban setting as well as a stress-free ecosystem with sustainable measures can go a long way in improving employees’ productivity, say experts of workspace design. Praveen Rawal, Managing Director of Steelcase, Southeast Asia and India, Shaishav Dharia, Regional CEO, Lodha Group and Amit Ramani, Founder

14,200 new jobs created in Victoria in October

MELBOURNE, Nov 7: Treasurer Michael O’Brien has welcomed labour force figures, which show that Victoria delivered the largest employment increase of any state in the nation. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures for October have shown that Victorian employment grew by 14,200 persons (0.5 per cent). This was drive n by increases in both

Ban email in office

ILLAWARRA, July 27: Two workplaces in NSW have banned emails in their offices as a means to communicate with its employees. The CEO of two clubs in Illawarra, NSW, has taken the bold step of not only ditching his work email account but also convincing employees to do the same and return to the halcyon

Employees working in offices with windows sleep better at night

CHICAGO: Workers in offices with windows get more and better sleep at night and are more physically active than those in windowless offices, a new study has revealed. Sleep experts have known that exposure to light helps regulate people’s sleep-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm, and in turn can improve their mood, productivity, alertness and health.

Jobs to go as furniture firms close

Two Adelaide furniture companies are to close with a loss of up to 70 jobs. Steven’s Commercial Furniture at Salisbury South and Peacock Furniture at Port Adelaide will close early next month. Union official Dave Kirner of the CFMEU said the companies had been unsuccessful in tenders for key projects such as the SA Health

Ten tips to be happy at work

There are other ways to put smiles on your employees’ faces besides giving them a raise. Trainer Sue Langley says there are many simple and free ways to make workplaces happier and, as a result, more productive. Langley, chief executive of consultancy group Emotional Intelligence Worldwide, is the brains behind Australia’s first government-accredited Diploma of