5 Ways to Have Some Fun During the Holidays

November 30, 2016 | 38 views

5 Ways to Have Some Fun During the Holidays

5 Ways to Have Some Fun During the Holidays

Think the holidays have to mean stress, chaos, and uncontrollable madness? We disagree!

The holiday season is meant to be enjoyed. Businesses can embrace the bustling atmosphere with a few easy, but fun, ideas. Here are five of our favorite ways to have some fun during the holidays.

1. Have a Holiday Party

This one might sound obvious, but many organizations get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season that they forget to plan a company holiday party. But, a holiday party is a great way to help your team break loose a little bit, commiserate over the stress of the holiday rush, and bond with an activity other than work.

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The Importance of Employee Wellness Programs During the Holiday Season

November 16, 2016 | 95 views

The Importance of Employee Wellness Programs During the Holiday Season

The Importance of Employee Wellness Programs During the Holiday Season

Wellness programs have long been a staple in businesses. That’s because, healthy employees lead to fewer sick days and a reduction in chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and chronic pulmonary conditions, according to the United States Department of Labor.

Although these programs are essential year round, during the holidays, they’re even more important. That’s because the holidays tend to slow everyone down, give people excuses to fall off the healthy-living bandwagon, and make poor decisions.

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Part 2: 3 Tips for Recruiting During the Holiday Season

November 9, 2016 | 103 views

Part 2: 3 Tips for Recruiting During the Holiday Season

Part 2: 3 Tips for Recruiting During the Holiday Season

Last week, we talked about how to recruit seasonal workers during the holiday season. This week, we’re continuing the holiday season recruitment conversation, but this time, we’re focusing on bringing full-time, year-round employees on board during the chaos of the holidays.

This is a topic that’s not often addressed, probably because it’s so difficult.

When you onboard an employee, you want to ease him into his new role. You want him to get his sea-legs before he starts in with the busy season, so he feels more comfortable and the transition from newbie to seasoned worker is seamless.

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Part 1: 4 Tips for Recruiting During the Holiday Season

November 2, 2016 | 125 views

Part 1: 4 Tips for Recruiting During the Holiday Season

Part 1: 4 Tips for Recruiting During the Holiday Season

We’re excited to introduce a two-part series on recruiting during the holiday season. In this first part, we’ll focus exclusively on recruiting for seasonal employees.

If your business is one of the many that sees an uptick in business during the final quarter of the year, chances are you’re looking for a little extra manpower to help you make it through the holidays. And you’re not alone. Many businesses scope out temporary workers who want to make a little extra money during the holidays, so finding seasonal employees can be difficult.

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What Employee Benefits Should You Be Offering?

October 26, 2016 | 156 views

What Employee Benefits Should You Be Offering?

What Employee Benefits Should You Be Offering?

When it comes to employee benefits, the traditional offerings of insurance and retirement plans aren’t enough. The workforce today expects a little more than a paycheck and insurance plan to entice them to join your team.

 

Here are a few of the most unique employee benefits you can offer to bring in top talent to your crew and keep your best employees at your company for longer.

 

Unlimited Vacation

 

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How Technology is Shaping the Retail Job Market

October 19, 2016 | 143 views

How Technology is Shaping the Retail Job Market

How Technology is Shaping the Retail Job Market

From how we pay and shop to how we work, there’s no question that technology is changing it all. Customers are paying with smartphones instead of plastic or paper. Shoppers are researching online before heading in-store to make a purchase. And employees are relying more on technology to simplify their jobs.

 

Yes, technology is permeating the retail world but what does that mean for the future of business?

 

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5 HR Blogs You Will Be Glad You Followed

October 12, 2016 | 128 views

5 HR Blogs You Will Be Glad You Followed

5 HR Blogs You Will Be Glad You Followed

If you’re here, on the ScheduleBase blog, chances are you’re interested in all things HR related. It’s a fascinating world and one that’s ever evolving. New laws are being passed that require a shift in how benefits are offered. New technologies change the way HR departments operate. New hiring practices alter who is brought on board and who isn’t.

 

Yes, the HR industry is intriguing to say the least. And like you, we love following along with others who are talking about the latest and greatest tips, tricks, and news stories. Here are five of our favorite HR blogs that we recommend following.

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How to Make Your Nonprofit Board More Effective

October 5, 2016 | 184 views

How to Make Your Non-Profit Board More Effective

How to Make Your Non-Profit Board More Effective

One of the hardest parts of nonprofit management is getting your board on board. Each person has a full schedule already. Convincing them to focus on your nonprofit and put in the hours it takes to move your organization ahead is difficult. Worse yet, it can stunt your growth.

 

Here are a few ways to get your nonprofit board to be more effective.

 

Align Your Team

 

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What You Can Learn From LinkedIn’s Employee Appreciation Program

September 28, 2016 | 172 views

What You Can Learn From LinkedIn's Employee Appreciation Program

What You Can Learn From LinkedIn’s Employee Appreciation Program

LinkedIn rocked the world of Human Resources when they announced a rather substantial employee appreciation program – giving away shares of the company to all of their employees.

 

CEO, Jeff Weiner, declined his annual “equity package.” Instead, he opted to put the $14 million stock bonus in a fund to be distributed to his 9,200 employees. Once divided across his team, each employee received a rather substantial thank you gift.

 

The reason?

 

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Is Pokemon Go Taking Over Your Business?

September 21, 2016 | 176 views

Is Pokemon Go Taking Over Your Business?

Is Pokemon Go Taking Over Your Business?

Have you noticed your employee’s noses getting more and more glued to their smartphone screens? Have you heard rumors about searching for Pikachu in the office? If so, you might have a few Pokemon Go players on your team.

 

Pokemon Go is a seemingly innocent game. It is an augmented reality game, which turns the real world into a hunting ground for virtual Pokemon. Since its launch, it has attracted the attention of millions of people. If it’s attracting the attention of your team in front of customers, you have a problem that cannot be ignored.

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