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4 Tips to Protect Your Data When Recycling Your Tech

It's time for an upgrade. You've got your eye on the latest smartphone or maybe a new laptop. But what do you do with your old device? You may want to give it away or recycle it but you are worried about someone being able to access your old information. It is true that your old devices may contain sensitive personal information that you don't want to fall into the wrong hands. So how can you ensure that your data is secure when recycling your old devices? Here are a few tips:

Staples Spotlight
Sep 15 4 min read

6 Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Home Office

Working from home is a great place to start if you're looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint. By driving less, you can help to reduce emissions and pollution. And by setting up an eco-friendly home office, you can make sure your work environment is as green as possible. Here are some tips for creating a sustainable home office:

Staples Spotlight
Sep 14 3 min read

7 Pieces of Tech You May Not Know Can Be Recycled

Tech gadgets and their accessories are a huge part of our lives. We use them to stay connected with the world, entertain ourselves, and get work done. But what happens when we're done with them? Too often, they end up in landfills, where they can take hundreds or even thousands of years to decompose. As I was cleaning out my office the other day and found an entire bag full of cables to nothing, I wondered if they could be recycled so I looked it up and found out that not only can they be recycled but that my local Staples store can take them for me! Here are the top 7 pieces of tech that you may not know can be recycled. Why not clean out your old tech and help the environment?

Kathryn Rose
Sep 14 3 min read

A Quick Guide to Recycling All Year Round

The average person generates about four pounds of trash daily and about 1.5 tons of solid waste yearly. Much of this waste can be recycled and reused instead of being sent to landfills or incinerators. Recycling not only reduces pollution but also conserves resources and saves energy. Now that you know the basics, let's start recycling all year round!

Staples Spotlight
Sep 13 5 min read

Working While Traveling? 5 Must-Haves for Your Next Flight

Working on a flight can be tough. The noise, the people, the cramped seats… It's no wonder many people struggle to get anything done while up in the air. If you're one of those people, don't worry – you're not alone. But just because it can be difficult doesn't mean it's impossible. With a few essential items, you can turn your next flight into a productive work session!

Kathryn Rose
Aug 10 4 min read

How to Work Remotely Anywhere: Tips for Traveling & Working

With the rise of remote work, more people are getting into the idea of bleisure (business & leisure). It's the perfect way to get away from the mundane routine of work and life while still being productive. It may seem like a challenge, but with planning and preparation, it can be stress-free!

Kathryn Rose
Aug 10 4 min read

The 4 Types of Remote Work Personality: Which One Are You?

In this era of work-from-home and hybrid work schedules, you may notice these different styles of work on your team. Can you recognize yourself in one of these categories?

Jennifer Doyle Vancil, M.Ed.
Aug 9 5 min read

A Guide for Every Way You Work: Hybrid & Remote

How we work is constantly evolving, so how we plan and manage it must evolve too. Depending on your job, industry, and personality type, you may be more productive working in an office environment or working remotely home. But if you plan on doing both, there are best practices you can follow to stay organized and productive.

Staples Spotlight
Aug 9 5 min read

8 Items That Will Improve Your Remote Working Experience

Working remotely has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why. With no need to commute and more flexible hours, it’s a great way to boost productivity and reduce stress. However, you can do a few things to make your remote working experience even better. Check out these times you can use at home or on the go, plus a few product recommendations:

Staples Spotlight
Aug 9 4 min read

The 4 Benefits of Hybrid Work

There are many benefits to hybrid work, both for employees and employers. Employees can enjoy a better work-life balance, while employers can reap the benefits of increased productivity and creativity.

Staples Spotlight
Aug 8 4 min read

Home Office Policies for Work From Home Success

Now that work from home is settling in to 2-3 days a week for most employers, the need for a permanent productive home office is here to stay.  We found that having a home office policy that includes the basic tips is a great way to set yourself and your team up for success.

Amy Babinchak
Aug 4 4 min read

Mastering Digital Distractions

When you focus, you can get more done in less time. Many of us have the ability to get our jobs done, but we don’t have the ability to focus on the RIGHT activities.  So, how do we focus?  

Alexis Kahlow
Aug 2 3 min read

Working From Home vs Working Remotely

Which is best? Working from home or working remotely? We've asked top experts in the industry to weigh in on the pros and cons of each to help you decide which is best for you.

Staples Spotlight
Aug 2 6 min read

7 Travel Mishaps and How You Can Avoid Them

As a keynote speaker, I travel quite a bit both domestically and internationally.  In fact, I just returned from a trip to Paris where I spoke at the Women In Tech Global Summit.  Practically everything that could go wrong went wrong on this trip and I wanted to make sure I relayed my mishaps with all of you plus others that have happened in the past in the hopes that you can avoid them.

Kathryn Rose
Jul 29 5 min read

5 Ways to Make the Hybrid Work Model Work for You

When it comes to creating a hybrid work culture, leaders need to be considerate of their team's input and ask questions. There isn't a one-size-fits-all answer, but being thoughtful about these questions will help you create a work culture that is best for your team.

Staples Spotlight
Jul 28 5 min read

How to Take a True Vacation and Unplug from Work

Give this vacation the attention and detail you would a work project. Fill this time away from the office with fun activities and adventure, or simply relax and do not think much of anything at all. Create the refresh and balance you need, and do it with intention. Plan to spend your time being present and genuinely unplugging from work demands.

Kristen Johnson
Jul 27 3 min read

What is Your Home Office Style?

Is your home office really reflecting your style? With all of the time we spend working, shouldn’t we be creating spaces that are functional, productive and joyful? Take a look below and see what office style resonates with you.

Dawn Gepfert
Jul 19 4 min read

How to do Light Right

Lighting is branding. That may sound a bit odd, but your lighting sets the tone for your videos, and your tone, look and feel are a big part of your brand. Whether you’re creating a YouTube video, or just showing up for a Zoom meeting with your team, your lighting matters - because the way you look on camera matters! Your lighting plays a huge role in whether you’re going to look like a pro, or look like a “hostage” video! Here are a few quick tips to get your lights right!

Lou Bortone
Jul 11 3 min read