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Our seasoned wordsmith. Andy's marketing, customer and employee engagement pedigree runs to eons across many sectors. He's always looking to delight customers and evangelise all things Thankbox. A long-time lover of the environment - when not on his Thankbox mission he can be seen around the Scottish Highlands with cameras and dog. When out of the rain he delights in the magical wonder of malt whisky.

We Explore the Future of the Workplace: Hybrid Working & How You Can Make it Work

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 13 February 2024
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It’s no secret that the structure of the workplace has shifted. Employees are favouring hybrid work to give them greater flexibility in life. But what does “hybrid work” really mean? Join us as we dive into the intriguing world of hybrid work.

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We’ve Tested 10 Essential HR Tools and Here’s What We Found

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 30 January 2024
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It’s no secret that if you work in HR, your job is overwhelming. HR pros essentially support the structure of any organisation, and such responsibility means that there’s little room for error. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of HR tools that are guaranteed to boost your efficiency.

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Home Office Hacks: 18 Ways to Boost Productivity

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 13 January 2024
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While working from home has its perks, it’s not without its challenges, especially when it comes to staying productive. But you’re not alone! Whether you’re a digital novice or just looking for ways to enhance your remote nine-to-five, these 18 tips will transform your work-from-home experience.

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Revitalise Team Spirit: 20 Fresh and Powerful Ways to Boost Collaboration at Work

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 03 January 2024
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Imagine stepping into a workplace and feeling that electric charge of a team that’s more family than colleagues. This isn’t just a dream – it’s the power of teamwork. In this Thankbox article, we’re unpacking 20 innovative and effective ways to supercharge your team’s collaboration and spirit.

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From Handshakes to Hellos: 18 Tips for Making a Strong First Impression at Work

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 29 December 2023
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You may be stepping into a new office, meeting colleagues for the first time, or maybe hopping onto a Zoom call with a new client. In those moments, you’re laying the foundation for future interactions. So, join Thankbox as we dive into 18 handy tips to make your first impressions stand out!

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Discover the Best: 12 Gift Delivery Services That Will Wow You!

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 14 December 2023
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Welcome to the fun world of gift delivery services! Ever found yourself in a pinch, needing to send a gift pronto? These 12 top-notch gift delivery services are your new best friends. They’re the superheroes of the gifting world, ready to save you from gift-giving blunders.

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Transform Your Workday: 20 Simple Ways to Boost Your Motivation at Work

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 08 December 2023
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Have you ever found yourself watching the clock at work, eagerly waiting for 5 o’clock? If so, you’re not alone. It’s a common scenario for those stuck in a monotonous routine, struggling to find motivation. In this article, we’ll explore 20 actionable strategies to spark your work motivation.

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Top 18 Leadership Activities for Elevating Your Team’s Skills

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 02 December 2023
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Ever felt like you’re playing the role of Simon Cowell, spotting hidden talents and wondering how many more are waiting to be discovered? Well, the true leadership test is demonstrated through action, not just words. These 18 leadership activities can unlock a more dynamic and innovative team.

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Send Them Off Right: 20 Retirement Gifts for Coworkers

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 11 November 2023
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Ah, retirement – that moment when our trusty desk-mates trade in spreadsheets for sun hats and Monday meetings for Monday gardening. After years of sharing coffee breaks and project victories, it’s right that we send them off in style. Here’s 20 unique retirement gifts to kickstart this new chapter.

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Enhancing Your Workplace Communication Skills: 9 Effective Strategies

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 07 November 2023
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Have you ever realised mid-conversation that your colleague is more interested in their coffee than your words? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? In our hectic workplaces, ensuring your messages don’t vanish into thin air is literally an art form. Check out these 9 strategies for communicating like a pro.

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