Preparing for an Influx of Summer Vacation Requests

May 16, 2018 | 158 views

Preparing for an Influx of Summer Vacation Requests

Preparing for an Influx of Summer Vacation Requests

As the weather heats up, more people are itching to get outside and take advantage of the warmer temperatures. This time of year, managers like you are faced with a difficult dilemma. While you want to honor as many vacation requests as you can and give your team some freedom, you still have a business to run. Rain or shine, here’s how to prepare for an influx of summer vacation requests.

 

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Do You Really Have to Offer Paid Time Off For Every Holiday?

May 9, 2018 | 364 views

Do You Really Have to Offer Paid Time Off For Every Holiday?

Do You Really Have to Offer Paid Time Off For Every Holiday?

A few months ago, we shared with you the jarring statistic that 662 million vacation days go unused every year, according to Project Time Off. That’s fairly startling, when you think about it. People have paid vacation time that they can use just about whenever they want and yet, they’re not.

 

As an employer, you might be asking yourself a few questions.

 

1. Should you do more to encourage your team to take time away from the office?

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4 HR Issues Facing Nonprofits in 2018

May 2, 2018 | 469 views

4 HR Issues Facing Nonprofits in 2018

4 HR Issues Facing Nonprofits in 2018

The field of human resources is ever changing. Perhaps no industry knows that as well as the nonprofit industry.

 

Nonprofit organizations face unique challenges from other corporations. These challenges can make it difficult to fill the schedule with top talent and dedicated volunteers, while still operating like a business. Sound familiar? Here are the top four issues facing nonprofits in 2018 and ways to ease these challenges as you move through the remainder of the year.

 

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5 Reasons to Move Your Scheduling to the Cloud

April 25, 2018 | 380 views

5 Reasons to Move Your Scheduling to the Cloud

5 Reasons to Move Your Scheduling to the Cloud

You’ve heard it time and time again. We’re living in a digital age and yet many businesses continue to use an analog process for staff scheduling. This process isn’t just antiquated; it’s also costly, burdensome, and unproductive. There’s a better way.

 

If you’ve hesitated to make the move away from paper and ink toward a digital method of scheduling, let us give you a push. Here are five reasons to move your scheduling to the cloud.

 

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What You Can Learn From These 4 Non-Profit Instagram Accounts

April 18, 2018 | 557 views

What You Can Learn From These 4 Non-Profit Instagram Accounts

What You Can Learn From These 4 Non-Profit Instagram Accounts

As the saying goes, a photo speaks a thousand words. But photos go deeper than that. Perhaps nothing triggers an emotional response to something quite as much as a picture. This concept is especially true in the world of non-profits.

 

When visuals are used to tell a powerful story, everyone wins. Non-profits win because they’re able to tug at the heartstrings of potential donors in a way that can’t be translated or done with words alone. Donors win because they feel good about where they put their money. And of course the people who benefit from each cause win because they’re more likely to get donor money in return.

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Simple Strategies to Help You Focus Better

April 11, 2018 | 717 views

Simple Strategies to Help You Focus Better

Simple Strategies to Help You Focus Better

Today’s society isn’t just distracted; it’s convenient. We live in a world filled with creature comforts at every turn of the corner. From the microwave to quickly zap a cup of coffee to the perfect temperature to the smartphone in our hand that leaves us ever connected and free from being tethered to a phone cord; we’re living a cushy life.

 

Although we’re privileged, this comfort can sometimes prove to be a disservice when it comes to staying focused. With so many conveniences at the push of a button, we’re no longer trained to master the art of holding a healthy attention span.

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A Quick Guide to Handling Strong Emotions in the Workplace

April 4, 2018 | 750 views

A Quick Guide to Handling Strong Emotions in the Workplace

A Quick Guide to Handling Strong Emotions in the Workplace

Picture this: You’re in a meeting with an employee for his quarterly performance review and you get to the section where you’re discussing areas of improvement. While talking about these opportunities, the conversation gets a little bit heated. He’s defensive and you’re focused on helping him improve as an employee. How do you proceed?

 

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Productivity Isn’t About Time Management

March 28, 2018 | 740 views

Productivity Isn't About Time Management

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Productivity is defined as doing more in less time. The concept is simple enough. Output more in fewer hours each day and you’ll be productive. So, it makes sense that in order to manage your productivity, you have to manage your time, right? Not quite.

 

Productivity is ultimately about the output more than the time. In order to create and accomplish more, you need the energy to do so. But here’s the catch – not all hours in our day are the same. Some people are morning people. Others are night owls. In order to manage your own productivity levels, you need to manage your energy. Here’s how.

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For Your Reading Pleasure: 5 Must-Read Books on Productivity

March 21, 2018 | 798 views

For Your Reading Pleasure: 5 Must-Read Books on Productivity

For Your Reading Pleasure: 5 Must-Read Books on Productivity

At ScheduleBase, we love to read. We also love creating ways for professionals to do more with less. So, we have curated a list of books to help you do the same. Here are five of our favorite books about one of our favorite subjects – productivity.

 

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Are You Giving Your Employees Enough Time Off?

March 14, 2018 | 906 views

Are You Giving Your Employees Enough Time Off?

Are You Giving Your Employees Enough Time Off?

As an employer, you know that you work your best when you have your entire team at the table ready and willing to give their all. As valuable as this is, the reality is that even the best employees benefit from time away from the office. That’s the premise of Project: Time Off, a new concept that encourages people to take time off.

 

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