Category Archives: ScheduleBase Tips

Scheduling Tips to Help You Maintain Your Sanity in Business

September 13, 2017 | 101 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 | 352 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 | 666 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 | 690 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 | 664 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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4 Networking Tips to Get You More Involved in Your Community

June 1, 2016 | 727 views

4 Networking Tips to Get You More Involved in Your Community

4 Networking Tips to Get You More Involved in Your Community

When was the last time you went to a networking event? Do you avoid them because you’re too busy? If so, you could be missing out on an opportunity to meet, mingle and support your community.

 

Business organizations often search for ways to connect companies with community. For example, local chambers of commerce often hold fundraisers to benefit people in the companies they represent. Participating in these events could help your company get more involved in the area where you serve.

 

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How to Put an End to Email Overload

April 27, 2016 | 829 views

How to Put an End to Email Overload

How to Put an End to Email Overload

When was the last time you left a meeting thinking, “what did we actually accomplish in there?” Chances are, that’s a more common thought than you’d like to admit.

 

Meetings are notorious for being time wasters but did you also know they’re stealing from your employee’s productivity? Here’s how.

 

The Analysis Paralysis Trap

 

In decision making meetings, you need to walk away with a resolution to make your meeting worthwhile. Still, while people are brainstorming and putting on their thinking caps, they’re also deepening their risk of falling into the analysis paralysis trap.

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Working With Volunteers: How to Manage Their Schedule Fairly

March 9, 2016 | 789 views

Working With Volunteers: How to Manage Their Schedule Fairly

Working With Volunteers: How to Manage Their Schedule Fairly

It’s one of the biggest assets a person can give – their time. Volunteers are a special breed of people and as an organization, you want to respect their donation.

 

On the other hand, you need to make sure you have enough manpower to accomplish your goals. This can often pose a difficult dilemma as you try to balance your volunteer’s valuable time with your organization’s needs. This can be tricky.

 

Here are a few tips to help you manage your volunteer’s schedules fairly.

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Is It Time for a Serious Shakeup in Your HR Department?

March 2, 2016 | 813 views

Is It Time for a Serious Shakeup in Your HR Department?

Is It Time for a Serious Shakeup in Your HR Department?

Is your HR department ready for a shakeup? That’s the view of one Forbes contributor who says that most HR departments are ready for massive change.

 

The premise behind the claim is this: The HR department is often the one that stays stagnant in their standard modes of operation. This department rarely sees significant change.

 

Still, it’s the HR department that get hands on with all employees. This is the department that interacts with every single person you interview, hire and fire. It’s the one that gathers the bulk of the employee feedback and handles sensitive situations.

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Keeping Your Team Performing Well in Stressful Situations

November 25, 2015 | 897 views

Keeping Your Team Performing Well in Stressful Situations

Keeping Your Team Performing Well in Stressful Situations

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. However, when consumers get annoyed by the long lines, crowds of people, and stressful holiday travel, your employees are the ones who take the brunt of it.

 

 

One of the hardest times of the year to work in customer service is the holidays. Still, you need your team to continue offering high level service regardless of the stress they’re under. For many of your customers, the holiday season is their first opportunity to set foot in your store. Giving negative service could hurt your potential for future sales and lead to damaging online reviews.

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