Scheduling Suitable Training for Your Business

February 24, 2021 | 55 views

Scheduling Suitable Training for Your Business
Scheduling Suitable Training for Your Business

The need for hiring and training has not gone away in our virus-filled world. Instead, training employees is more challenging than ever. As with other processes in the last year, we need to consider multiple training options that suit our business needs and that conform to health guidelines.

Face-to-Face Training

Traditional in-house training can have different forms. A business training program might include one-on-one or shadowing a single person who can provide direct and immediate guidance to the trainee. Or it can be a class designed to educate a larger group at one time. In-person training, no matter the number of trainees, has the advantage of being fast and efficient. When someone has a question, the trainer can answer it quickly.

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Is a 9/80 Schedule Right for Your Business?

February 17, 2021 | 79 views

Is a 9/80 Schedule Right for Your Business?
Is a 9/80 Schedule Right for Your Business?

We’ve talked a lot about flexible scheduling, from a 4-day workweek to job-sharing options. Generally, these non-traditional schedules improve some areas of your business: efficiency, employee morale, or even your comparative attractiveness to prospective employees. Flexibility in working hours is in high demand from employees, and another option that might be right for your business is a 9/80 schedule.

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How Technology Matters in Small Business

February 11, 2021 | 245 views

How Technology Matters in Small Business
How Technology Matters in Small Business

Growing a small business is tough work. It requires a limitless supply of dedication and perseverance to succeed. The hard work pays off, eventually. It starts in little ways:  you finally have a family meal, or you allow yourself to sleep in on a weekend day. And those moments are necessary for you and the business so that you are fresh and able to keep your entrepreneurial strength for the hard work ahead.

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9 Tips to Reduce Zoom Fatigue

February 5, 2021 | 134 views

9 Tips to Reduce Zoom Fatigue
9 Tips to Reduce Zoom Fatigue

Do you remember when we complained about meetings and the time they took? I’m afraid it has gotten worse as we’ve switched group meetings to Zoom. Since the pandemic began, the length of meetings has shortened—that’s a positive change. However, the number and style of meetings have changed in negative ways. If you use Zoom for meetings, you probably feel the negative impact of constantly being “on” and “in” a meeting. Zoom fatigue is very real, and we are less productive because of it.

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What the DOL’s Clarification of Travel Time Pay Means for Scheduling

January 27, 2021 | 275 views

What the DOL’s Clarification of Travel Time Pay Means for Scheduling
What the DOL’s Clarification of Travel Time Pay Means for Scheduling

The US Department of Labor (DOL) claims to “foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners…” As business owners and managers, we are all affected by DOL rulings on topics that impact our employees and, by association, our businesses. The policies and procedures we follow regarding hourly pay minimums, breaks and lunch schedules, and safety regulations originate with the DOL.

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Encourage Employees to Volunteer

January 20, 2021 | 154 views

Encourage Employees to Volunteer
Encourage Employees to Volunteer

Nearly one-third of Americans volunteer their time with formal non-profit organizations, and many more do so less formally. From classrooms to beach cleanups to coaching sports, you can see volunteer efforts throughout our communities. Generosity is one of our country’s positive attributes, and it permeates all ages and interests.

Volunteering has benefits for businesses, too. Volunteers are more engaged in their communities than non-volunteers. They participate more often in public meetings, elections, and civic development. If businesses can actively encourage employees to volunteer, those entities will receive various benefits in return:

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9 Ways to Reduce Overwork and Employee Fatigue

January 13, 2021 | 183 views

9 Ways to Reduce Overwork and Employee Fatigue
9 Ways to Reduce Overwork and Employee Fatigue

Since the onset of the coronavirus, workplace regulations and changes have been continual. Employees have been furloughed, brought back, ordered to work from home, and asked to cover extra hours or be on call. Now, emerging health rules, distancing, and mask-wearing make employees more stressed, too. There are fear and trepidation, both of which can be tiring day after day.

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4 Ways that Smart Scheduling Improves Employee Productivity

January 6, 2021 | 264 views

4 Ways that Smart Scheduling Improves Employee Productivity
4 Ways that Smart Scheduling Improves Employee Productivity

Productive employees are key to business success—those employees add value, create customer satisfaction, and use time efficiently. Usually, the most productive employees are those who stay healthy, are happy with the company and work, and balance home life effectively. As managers, we can help maintain these positive attributes so that our employees perform at their best level.

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4 Pointers for Scheduling Shift Work Efficiently

December 30, 2020 | 209 views

4 Pointers for Scheduling Shift Work Efficiently
4 Pointers for Scheduling Shift Work Efficiently

One of a manager’s important responsibilities is to maximize staff efficiency. Managing a workforce well will contribute to profitability while producing coordinated schedules that create the best result. Shift scheduling for long-hour or 24-hour sites can be tough—you must consider legal requirements, employee skill levels, shift needs, and results. With a few pointers, you will increase efficiency for your shift workers.

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8 Ways Scheduling Software Helps Managers

December 23, 2020 | 248 views

8 Ways Scheduling Software Helps Managers
C8 Ways Scheduling Software Helps Managers

If you are involved with employee shift scheduling, you are well aware of the stress it can cause as you struggle to distribute hours fairly, accommodate special requests, notify people of changes, and get it all done on time. Worse, it is a necessary task that is repetitive and doesn’t add to your bottom line. Ugh.

If you are looking for an easier way to schedule your employee shifts and save time, employee scheduling software will satisfy your needs and provide these eight benefits to your business as well.

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