Apr 27, 2021 4:49:49 PM

The Office Manager's Return to Work Plan

The vast majority of workers look forward to going back to the office this year — at least part of the time — but many employees still have a lot of reservations.

According to a recent survey we conducted at Office Basics, 58% of respondents expressed only feeling moderate comfort returning to the office while another 7% feel “extremely concerned.”

Does your return-to-work plan have what it takes to help employees feel safe and comfortable in the office?

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Apr 20, 2021 9:24:01 AM

Attract and Retain Talent with Your Outdoor Workspace

As social distancing, wellness checkpoints and mandatory masks will continue to be part of the work experience for the foreseeable future, companies are looking to create outdoor workspaces for a better workplace experience.

Think about it. Your entire office design — from your indoor workstations to your breakroom to your outdoor space — speaks volumes about your brand as well as the culture and vibe of your company.

And with summer just around the corner, why not use your outdoor space as a place people can work alone or with their coworkers while catching some much-needed rays after a long winter of social isolation?

With 60 million Baby Boomers retiring by 2025, there aren’t nearly enough people to fill the gap, which means you will have to think outside the box when it comes to attracting top talent. Creating a cool outdoor space is an easy way to do that.

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Apr 14, 2021 9:02:34 AM

Essential Janitorial Supplies for Keeping Your Restroom Clean & Safe

As buildings and institutions prepare for life after COVID, public restroom cleanliness is under the proverbial microscope.

Maintenance teams face the ultimate challenge: minimizing exposure to the coronavirus and other viruses, which spread through airborne droplets, in tight quarters laden with “toilet plumes,” germy surfaces, and poor ventilation.

The health and safety of patrons and visitors will depend on the quality and efficacy of your janitorial supplies.

To improve hygiene and reduce waste without compromising safety or cleanliness, here are the best disinfectant cleaners and restroom products to add to your custodial supplies inventory.

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Apr 8, 2021 1:22:16 PM

How To Buy Office Furniture: 9 Office Space Planning Considerations

Spring fever is officially here for organizations across the country. The sun is shining, change is in the air, and return-to-work plans are in full swing.

As companies welcome back employees, the timing has never been better for a fresh office makeover, starting with your office furniture!

Add this list of considerations to your office space planning strategy and learn more about what office furniture and where to buy it to make the return to "normal" exciting, inspiring and productive.

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Mar 30, 2021 9:01:05 AM

Which Floor Cleaning Solutions Do You Need?

As students and workers reassimilate to office, school and university life, facilities teams face heightened health and safety standards that will require a re-evaluation of current cleaning and disinfection strategies.

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Mar 23, 2021 10:54:14 AM

The Pain-Free Guide to Office Furniture Installation

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The office represents so much more than just a place of employment. It’s your company’s first impression on visitors and new hires. It’s also where employees spend one-third of their lives

Every element of your environment, from the layout of your space to the office furniture installation, influences workforce productivity, employee engagement, recruiting and retention.

While keeping up with top office design trends is crucial, when it comes to redesigning the office, a lot can go wrong.

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Mar 16, 2021 11:46:12 AM

Eco-Friendly Solutions for Print

From deforestation and mass manufacturing to plastic ink cartridges that end up in landfills, traditional commercial printing is an iconic foe of environmentalism.

The emergence of products and practices such as eco-friendly printing solutions, on the other hand, is creating a bright, new image for the future as more global enterprises are vowing to reduce their carbon footprint.

Going green is not only good for the planet, but it can also help your company save money and attract consumers wishing to do business with environmentally-friendly companies. Learn how you can join the green movement through some simple tips you can implement today.

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Mar 9, 2021 9:25:55 AM

It's Time to Bring Back the Office Breakroom. Here's How to Do It Safely.

Ever since COVID crashed the party in 2020, the office breakroom never looked so desirable!

After months of Zoom calls and kind gestures from employers to their employees, such as an office snacks delivery to their remote workspace, it’s almost time to return to the office.

As your organization ramps up for reopening, understand that your office environment might not feel the same behind a mask and 6 feet of distance, which will put a strain on the employee experience you’ve worked so hard to create.

It may not be time to reinstate potluck Fridays, but that doesn't mean you can't put a new twist on old favorites like the beloved employee breakroom. Here’s how to do it safely:

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Mar 2, 2021 11:50:47 AM

How to Find Affordable Home Office Furniture for Remote Employees

Since many employees will continue to work remotely on some level, leadership teams need to find ways to extend the in-office experience to at-home employees, starting with safety.

According to OSHA, musculoskeletal disorders are one of the leading causes of lost work time, but they can be largely prevented with proper ergonomics.

Start with the place your employees spend most of their time: their chairs. While chairs can be expensive, they don’t have to break your budget. Continue reading to learn about the best ergonomic office chairs under $200.

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Feb 23, 2021 9:41:13 AM

What Office Supply Vendors Don't Want You to Know

Cost, quality and supply. As the person responsible for procurement, these areas will always top your list of concerns. But in today’s complex world, it’s no longer that simple, especially when considering office supply vendors.

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