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A quick guide to professional print

Mar 26, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Print, print management

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When it comes to printing it can be very confusing with lots of jargon and options to choose from.

Here’s our quick guide to help you understand the different types of professional printing and select the most suitable option for your next project.

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4 Ways a Brother Labelling Machine can help your business

Mar 19, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Technology

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Organisation is they key to ensuring things run smoothly, especially in fast paced office environments.

Labelling is a great organisational tool, from helping identify files and folders, creating visitor badges, tracking assets and making light work of large mailouts. Replacing handwritten labels with printed ones adds a certain level professionalism as well as making things easier for everybody. A truly effective labelling solution can improve efficiency, productivity and security letting you get back to focussing on getting the job done.

With over 30 years’ experience, Brother take the lead when it comes to labelling solutions. Here are four ways a labelling solution from Brother can help your business.

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How to convert your work culture to introduce a remote working policy

Mar 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jabra posted in Product, Working Smarter, Collaboration, Technology

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An increasing number of businesses are currently working on their digital transformation strategies to make their company more efficient, productive, and scalable.

And yet this approach regularly contradicts and pushes the boundaries for how many organisations operate in reality.

Managers carefully select the best talent by going through a lengthy recruitment process. Once they’ve hired the right candidate, they put them in an office environment where they are statistically interrupted every 11 minutes by endless ‘quick questions’. According to a UC Irvine study, it will then take an employee around 25 minutes to get back to the place they were at before the distraction.

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Five work from home tips

Mar 18, 2020 4:26:26 PM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology

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If you’re about to start working from home, you may be wondering how best to go about it.

Working flexibly at home can be a great way to get things done, but if you don’t set a few ground rules, for yourself and others, your efficiency can soon drop.

To build your perfect work at home environment you will need to:

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How improved buying helps higher education cut emissions

Mar 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in CSR, Education, Working Smarter, eco-friendly

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There's a big reason why any higher education purchasing policy should have carbon emissions front of mind.

2020 Carbon reduction targets

Reducing carbon emissions is pertinent for universities in 2020, because they had hoped to meet a 43% reduction target set by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in 2009.

While most universities may not be on track to achieve this, there have been successes.

The University Carbon Progress Report showed carbon emissions from UK higher education providers falling from 1.7 million tonnes to 1.6 million tonnes in the year to 2017/18.

So how can your university do better, on campus and throughout the supply chain?

Here are 4 buying policies that can make a difference:

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ITrap Framework Announcement

Mar 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology

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SUPC members and universities can now order essential IT accessories from Banner

Banner are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a position on the SUPC IT Related Accessories and Parts (ITRAP) 2020 (ITS4041 SU) framework.

We’ve been selected because we are a market leader in IT products that provides value for money and is committed to responsible procurement.

Find out what this framework can offer you:

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How to organise your home office with Fellowes

Mar 13, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Employee Wellbeing, Technology

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Are you happy with your home office set up? Does your set-up have your health in mind?

Bad habits can be hard to break but if you do want to me the most productive you can be, you may need to make changes to the way you work.

By adding a few intuitive products and making some small tweaks, you’ll soon be more comfortable in your home office and as a result see yourself becoming more organised and productive.

Working with Fellowes, we have come up with some handy tips to help you achieve better home office organisation.

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4 Approaches to Boosting Productivity in the Office

Mar 11, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter

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Productivity at work isn't just about retaining the best employees.

Although the saying goes it’s a bad worker that blames their tools, in some circumstances staff are hindered by archaic systems, poor communication and lack of up to date resources. Therefore, it could be argued that in many offices, employee productivity is lacking because they aren’t being provided with the correct tools to perform their day to day tasks.

Fortunately, a few technological tweaks and the implementation of new devices can improve the efficiency and productivity of employees and offices easily.

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Protect your data - inside and outside the office

Mar 5, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Technology

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With GDPR and huge fines for breaches of data security, screen privacy is a hot topic for businesses right now.

3M™ Privacy Filters offer the perfect solution to counter visual hacking, with class‑leading protection from left or right.

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Why a huddle room could increase your productivity

Mar 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Technology

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Is your huddle room up to spec?

In open-plan offices, people are looking for easy ways to escape the noise and distractions and a space where they can collaborate with team members in private and host impromptu brainstorming sessions.  Many businesses are creating huddle rooms to help teams collaborate and increase productivity. But what is a huddle room, why should you have one and what do you need to kit it out.

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