Category Archives: ScheduleBase Tips

3 Reasons to Break Free From Spreadsheets for Scheduling

August 22, 2018 | 544 views

3 Reasons to Break Free From Spreadsheets for Scheduling

3 Reasons to Break Free From Spreadsheets for Scheduling

It’s not uncommon for us to hear the agonizing cries of HR managers who need a better way to manage their schedules. People around the world are sick and tired of how exhausting it is to schedule team members for work. Every time we hear these cries, our heart breaks just a little—especially when we hear that they’re using a spreadsheet to toss team member’s hours around like they’re balls in a pinball machine.

 

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Turning Your Volunteers Into Social Advocates

June 13, 2018 | 931 views

Turning Your Volunteers Into Social Advocates

Turning Your Volunteers Into Social Advocates

If you’re tasked with raising money and getting people to your fundraiser events, you’ve probably faced this challenge before: Spreading the word about your fundraiser without spending an arm and a leg. It’s not an easy feat, but by using your volunteers to get the word out, you can have bigger success while spending less.

 

Give Gentle Reminders to Share During Events

Once a volunteer signs up to help at your event, you have her interested and connected to your cause. Tap into this motivation by asking her to share about your events. This is an easy way for your volunteer to give back and a powerful way for you to reach more people without investing in advertising.

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5 Reasons to Move Your Scheduling to the Cloud

April 25, 2018 | 870 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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How to Effectively Stress Out Every Person On Your Team (Including Yourself)

January 24, 2018 | 682 views

How to Effectively Stress Out Every Person On Your Team (Including Yourself)

How to Effectively Stress Out Every Person On Your Team (Including Yourself)

When was the last time you got out of the office at lunch? How about the last time you got a fresh cup of coffee? Chances are, you’re frequenting the break room more than you’re giving yourself a break from your desk – and that’s causing you and your team more anxiety, nervousness and irritability. This is a recipe for a dramatic decline in productivity.

 

If your New Year’s resolution this year was to be more productive, consider taking these measures to effectively reduce your stress and the stress of your employees.

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Is the Gig Economy Hurting Your Retail Business?

October 18, 2017 | 790 views

Is the Gig Economy Hurting Your Retail Business?

Is the Gig Economy Hurting Your Retail Business?

Have you ever heard of the gig economy? It’s the newest way businesses in all industries are trying to save money – by hiring contractors to help with projects instead of bringing part – or full-time team members on board. This is all done in the name of flexibility. The idea is, you only spend what you need to spend and not a penny more. No lost productivity. No wasted man hours that don’t result in revenue. None of it.

 

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Scheduling Tips to Help You Maintain Your Sanity in Business

September 13, 2017 | 998 views

Scheduling Tips to Help You Maintain Your Sanity in Business

Scheduling Tips to Help You Maintain Your Sanity in Business

Managing a business is enough to make even the most grounded person feel frantic with pressure. There are deadlines, projects, people to manage, constant changes, and more.

 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed in your business, here are a few scheduling tips that can get you back to center and help you maintain (or reclaim) your sanity.

 

Buffer in Before and After Time

Every meeting, every appointment, and every task requires you to gear up before you can fully begin to engage. That requires about 15-minutes of mental refocus time before and after each task you work on throughout the day, or each conversation you have.

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Facebook Workplace for Nonprofits: What You Need to Know About This New Way of Collaboration

June 14, 2017 | 941 views

Facebook Workplace for Nonprofits: What You Need to Know About This New Way of Collaboration

Facebook Workplace for Nonprofits: What You Need to Know About This New Way of Collaboration

Have you heard about the recent addition to the world’s largest social network, Facebook? It’s called Workplace and it’s designed to make collaboration within non-profit organizations smoother, easier, and more efficient. It’s a concept we champion here at ScheduleBase, and now that Facebook has hopped on board, we thought you’d like to know about why this new feature is worth your attention.

 

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5 Challenges That Harm Customer Service Levels

August 24, 2016 | 1,142 views

5 Challenges That Harm Customer Service Levels

5 Challenges That Harm Customer Service Levels

Do you have high expectations for your employee’s interactions with customers? You should. Exceptional customer service leads to higher sales and loyal buyers. Providing exceptional service isn’t always easy.

 

You might not always be able to control the customer’s treatment of your employees, but there are other things you can embrace to enable your team to provide better service. Here are five fixable challenges that could help you boost your customer service levels.

 

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Should You Allow Your Employee’s Kids to Come to Work With Them?

July 27, 2016 | 1,213 views

Should You Allow Your Employee's Kids to Come to Work With Them?

Should You Allow Your Employee’s Kids to Come to Work With Them?

Summertime and the livin’ is easy – unless you’re a parent trying to balance kids out of school and work. This time of year can be especially stressful for parents. Child care is expensive but quitting their job for the summer isn’t an option.

 

As an employer, you might be tempted to make things easier on your team by allowing employees to bring their kids to work with them. Is that a good idea? Let’s take a look.

 

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Respect in the Workplace: How to Avoid a Kelly Ripa Situation in Your Business

June 8, 2016 | 1,035 views

Respect in the Workplace: How to Avoid a Kelly Ripa Situation in Your Business

Respect in the Workplace: How to Avoid a Kelly Ripa Situation in Your Business

Unless you’re at home during the day, chances are you’re not a regular viewer of Live! With Kelly and Michael. Still, take one look at the newsstands and you’ll see cover stories (like this one from People Magazine) about the latest on-set scandal from the show.   

 

The Story

 

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