9 Things That Happen in Every Office

9 Things That Happen in Every Office

Offices are funny places, aren’t they? A menagerie of many different personalities, work ethics and standards on what makes a socially acceptable meal to cook in the microwave. We’re looking at you, Bob. Put the mackerel away.

If you’ve ever worked in an office, you’ll know these nine things are true.

1. Everyone Gegs in on Your Diet

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You’ve noticed an increase in the number of snacks around the office and are convinced Sandra from accounts is secretly trying to taunt you.

Your work besties are all trying their best to support you, though. They’ve championed your dedication to soup and carrot sticks. It’s all fun and games until you realise they’ve all been sneaking to the kitchen to eat biscuits.

2. You Never Get That Room You Booked on Time

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No matter how hard you try, that meeting room is never available when you need it. You’d usually stand awkwardly within view to try and guilt-trip the culprit out, but it’s been 15 minutes now and you just look weird.

3. There is Never Enough Milk

Mmm. This milk-less tea is delicious.

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Where does it all go? Is there a black hole created specifically for dairy produce?

4. Time is a Mystery

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3 pm on a weekend? Why, it’s the middle of the day, let’s do all the things!

3 pm at work? Naptime.

5. You Have a BA Hons in Procrastination

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You’re highly skilled in the art of doing 20 minutes of work in 8 hours and 8 hours of work in 20 minutes. All that work you needed to do on Friday you said you’d do on Monday.

It’s now Monday and you’re busy thinking about how many sloths you could fit in the bin by the door, you’ve made a secret handshake with yourself and have now created a spreadsheet ranking all your favourite dog breeds.

6. There is no Need for Verbal Communication

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It is completely normal for you to have entire conversations with people a mere five feet away via Slack. No time to talk, plenty of time to type. It’s also easier to show them all of the memes this way. Productivity!

7. You Could Happily Marry Your Lunch Break

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Ah, lunch. The most glorious time of the day. You love to say hello but hate to say goodbye. Sometimes it all gets a bit too much and you eat everything you’ve brought in by 10 am.

It all becomes particularly exciting when it’s the day after payday and you can hear the faint calls of “Deliveroo” coming from your corner of the office.

8. You Get Very Invested in Work Gossip

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You’ve no idea who any of it’s about, but you’re happy to get involved regardless. After offering up your skills in Facebook stalking, you are currently going through Denise’s brother’s girlfriend’s profile with a fine-toothed comb.

9. (Other People’s) Birthdays are the Highlight of Your Week

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Why thank you, a man from IT with whom I have never spoken, I would love some of your birthday cake. Here is your card that we all signed. You’ll see that I haven’t addressed you by name, and that is because I forgot it. Happy birthday.

Want to try and stop putting off every task that comes your way and work more productively? Well, look no further than our guide to boosting your career productivity.

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Coworking Space Liverpool | 6 Reasons Why You Should Choose Signature Works

With Liverpool on the rise and often getting compared to leading business hubs like London, Manchester and Birmingham, there’s never been a better time to work in Merseyside. However, with office space in high demand in the city centre, the variety and quality of the coworking space Liverpool has to offer has never been more important.

Introducing Signature Works, one of the most unique and flexible coworking space Liverpool is home to. From an amazing privilege card, to premium conference spaces and unrivalled city centre locations, check out the reasons why you should choose Signature Works for your coworking space.

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Three City Centre Locations

We offer three thriving coworking office spaces in the heart of Liverpool city centre. From the stylish Bling Bling Building, to Arthouse and Old Hall Street, each of our sites is completely unique. The Bling Bling Building boasts 4 spacious floors of office space, a sleek bar & deli and regular pop up events. Or choose Arthouse, a luxury hotel in the trendy Ropewalks area of the city, a hub for the creative industries. Our last office space is situated on Old Hall Street, boasting a mix of co-working, dedicated desks and a number of private offices across a ground floor and mezzanine.

Free Privilege Reward Card

When you become a Signature Works member, you will also receive access to saving across a broad range of products, goods and services with the Privilege Card. From local brands, bars, restaurants and services, to Signature Living hotels, spas and venues, you’ll never be paying full price in Liverpool again! You’ll find well known names and brands featured on our card, plus a few new independents that you may like to support. We’re continually forging relationships with local and national businesses, retailers and service providers to create more valuable Privilege Partnerships and increase your opportunities to save money.

Free Signature Fit Club Membership

We all know that exercise is a great way to stay motivated at work. So, when you become a member of Signature Works, you’ll also have free access to Signature Fit Club. If the slow and steady gym routine just isn’t for you, Signature Fit provides an exciting alternative to your everyday workout, easing you through high-intensity training every step of the way. From HITT workouts, to spin classes, boxing and full body classes, Signature Fit Club is perfect for de-stressing and re-energising mind and body.

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Free Business Advice from Leading Professionals

At Signature Works, we don’t just offer a unique and buzzing coworking space, members also have access to free business advice and regular pop up workshops. Signature Works gives you direct access to mentors, advisors and influencers, allowing you to establish valuable contacts within your networks. The Signature Works Free Business Events are a platform where knowledge and experience can be shared, and connections can be built. Each free business event is supported by industry leading professionals such as Lawrence Kenwright, the Director of Signature Group.

Numerous Premier Meeting and Conferences Spaces

We offer much more than just office space, as a member of Signature Works, you will also have full access to incredible meeting, conference and event spaces at any of Signature’s boutique hotels. From The Shankly Hotel which features the stunning Garden of Eden rooftop venue and the intimate Baby Eden, to 30 James Street Hotel which boasts the luxurious White Star Grand Hall, these magnificent spaces are sure to make a lasting impression.

Amazing Facilities

Each of our coworking spaces are trendy, sleek, buzzing and feature the very best facilities. Offering everything you need from a networking hub such as, high speed Wi-Fi, free tea and coffee, storage lockers, mail services, meeting and conference rooms, travel concierge and secure key card entry. Whether you’re looking for a private office space, a personal hot desk, or an open-plan coworking space, you’ll find it at Signature Works.

A brilliant opportunity for start-up businesses in Liverpool and budding entrepreneurs, Signature Works is an accessible, affordable and practical alternative to long term office space.

To enquire about Signature Works and find out more information, simply give our team a call on 0151 558 1566 between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday). For regular updates, follow our Facebook page here.

The Best Ways to Boost your Employability

In today’s competitive landscape of businesses and careers, there’s a tough fight for every vacancy. So, you need to know the best ways to boost your employability and get hired!

Everyone is looking for the best and most unique ways to ensure they stand out from the crowd and these handy tips are the perfect starting point to bagging your dream job.

Format Your CV Properly

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It might seem obvious, but having your CV formatted correctly is one of the most important and straight forward ways to boost your employability.

On average, employers only spend 5 – 7 seconds looking at your CV and that’s only if it passes through the resume scanning software that most companies and recruiters use these days.

So, if your portfolio doesn’t match certain specifications, there’s a chance it won’t even be seen by a human. That’s why you need to make sure the file you submit is properly filled, formatted and named. Get restructuring, reformatting and ready to see a lot more responses to your applications.

Get Some Relevant Work Experience

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Work experience of any kind can boost your employability, but obviously it’s best to target experience which relates to the field you’d like to get into.

It makes you stand out from the rest, shows commitment to that profession and demonstrates that you know something of the area/role in which you are seeking work.

Whether it’s voluntary or paid work, work experience will develop your skills and knowledge, whilst either giving back to the community or improving your income.

Increase Your Productivity

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If there’s one single thing that can help you to boost your career prospects the most, it’s increasing your productivity and eliminating procrastination.

Procrastination won’t just negatively affect your job performance, but if you’re looking for a career or job change, it will stop you being as focused and on the ball as you need to.

Boost your employability by taking on some freelance work, achieving more in your current job or completing a course.

Improve Your Online Presence

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Since many employers these days use social media platforms to find the right candidates, you should make every effort to get noticed on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.

LinkedIn is the perfect place to reach out to potential employers, get noticed and really enhance your CV with endorsements, blogs and by sharing your views on relevant issues.

If you can show your personality and uniqueness in a positive way online, this will definitely stand out to potential employers.

Attend a Signature Works Networking Event

It is obvious that in today’s digital world, information is being shared through websites that cater to social causes and needs.

Having a good set of networks is critical to enhance your professional development.  Make an effort to join professional groups to familiarise yourself with professionals who you respect for their work and behaviour.

Signature Works is all about bringing people together in an environment that engenders collaboration, networking and skill-sharing. They regularly hold informative and innovative networking events that are sure to help you meet new people, learn new skills and boost your employability.

Working For Signature Living

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Signature Living has transformed the quality of accommodation in Liverpool. What started off as a single apartment in Liverpool city centre has turned into a multi-award winning business which operates over 350 luxury rooms, from unique party suites to a plethora of large-scale heritage developments.

Created by husband and wife duo, Lawrence and Katie Kenwright, Signature Living has always taken a personal approach, ensuring the guest’s needs are placed above and beyond anything else.

After being tired of dull hotel rooms and shocked by expensive hidden charges, the Kenwright’s set out to create an aparthotel which provided guests with a luxurious home from home in fabulous city centre locations.

With a strong vision and a passion for providing excellent customer service, Signature Living was created.

Alongside our stunning hotels, we’re also known for Morgan’s Spa, exquisite restaurants Carpathia, The Bastion and Alma de Cuba, Signature Weddings and a collection of brand new hotels which are currently under construction.

We believe that the key to achieving the very best service is through our employees’ behaviour. Our team members make all the difference every day, through what they do and say in each and every interaction with our guests. To make that happen, they are empowered to ‘bend’ the rules and procedures if they feel a particular situation demands it.

We are not a hospitality company with great customer service. We are a great service company who happens to be in the hospitality business.

If you’d love to be a member of the Signature gang, check out our careers page and see if there’s a vacancy that’s perfect for you.