Category Archives: ScheduleBase Tips

Is It Time to Hire Overnight Staff?

May 8, 2019 | 252 views

Is It Time to Hire Overnight Staff?
Is It Time to Hire Overnight Staff?

Overnight staffing may not seem feasible to many business owners. With labor costs your highest expense, having someone available overnight to answer calls, dispatch services, or sell goods is nigh impossible. Besides, why did overnight employees ever become the norm anyway?

Do you remember when the phrase “24/7/365” came into our vocabulary? It seems like it coincided with the advent of extended hours, 24-hour grocery stores, and other businesses that competed by being open every single day of the year.

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4 Ways Scheduling Software Benefits the Banking Industry

April 24, 2019 | 319 views

4 Ways Scheduling Software Benefits the Banking Industry
4 Ways Scheduling Software Benefits the Banking Industry

Scheduling bank employees can be full of frustrations, and it gobbles up managers’ time each month. If it is done manually, it is especially cumbersome. End the headache of keeping multiple, handwritten calendars for time-off requests, holidays, and employee availability with a simple and affordable scheduling software for the banking industry. This affordable scheduling option will benefit banks and credit unions in several ways.

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How to Create a Time-Off Request Process for Your Team

March 27, 2019 | 821 views

How to Create a Time-Off Request Process for Your Team
How to Create a Time-Off Request Process for Your Team

Everyone occasionally wants or needs some time off from work responsibilities. And sometimes the requests come all at once — especially during holidays and busy seasons. Manage your staff’s time-off requests fairly and clearly to avoid staff shortages and have employees return to work happy from their days off. Set up a clear request process for hourly employees that everyone understands while keeping a few key points in mind.

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3 Rookie Scheduling Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

March 6, 2019 | 611 views

3 Rookie Scheduling Mistakes You Don't Want to Make
3 Rookie Scheduling Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

You can’t be everywhere at once when your business is doing well, so you decide to bring on some help. However, if you’ve never managed staff before, you may quickly learn that it’s not always easy to keep everyone happy with scheduling. To get the most out of your new employees and make them want to stick around a while, avoid these three rookie mistakes in scheduling your employees.


1. Not Including Employee Input on Hours

If you’re just getting started, be sure to listen carefully to your employees’ preferred schedule when hiring. Flexibility and work/life balance have become very important to nearly all employees.

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4 Ways to Empower Employees Through Learning

February 13, 2019 | 727 views

4 Ways to Empower Employees Through Learning
4 Ways to Empower Employees Through Learning

Are we doing our best to empower employees through learning? Maybe not. Only one-third of employees in the U.S. say their organization does a good job with learning management. Maybe it’s because while 78% of employees think that managers should discuss learning opportunities with them, only 37% said they do a good job at it.


We need to do a better job. Here are four ways you can ensure your staff are ready, willing, and able to handle their tasks.


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Getting Organized in Your Professional Life Starts With Personal Organization

January 16, 2019 | 1,827 views

Getting Organized in Your Professional Life Starts With Personal Organization
Getting Organized in Your Professional Life Starts With Personal Organization

January tends to be the time of year when many people start talking about how to get organized and become more productive at work. Because you collaborate with colleagues day in and day out, the office seems like the natural place to start your organization efforts.


While professional productivity is important, getting productive and organized requires you to form new habits. To be successful, you’ll need to adopt these habits both inside and outside of the workplace. Because of this, we argue, you should focus on personal productivity instead of focusing on professional productivity. Here are three changes you can make to get more done at home and in business.

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4 Benefits to Offer Your Employees in 2019

November 21, 2018 | 899 views

4 Benefits to Offer Your Employees in 2019

4 Benefits to Offer Your Employees in 2019

A recent Willis Towers Watson (WTW) study found that the vast majority of people are satisfied with their benefits. Of these people 78% said they would remain with their employer because the benefits they offer are so sublime.

 

The talent pool is small these days. As voluntary benefits become more in-demand and employees aim to hold on to more of their hard-earned money in 2019, you’ll need to tweak what you offer. If you’re trying to carve out a deeper notch in the talent pool by bringing on more qualified workers to your team, here are four benefits you’ll want to offer in the New Year.

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How Much Time Off Did Your Employees Take This Summer?

November 14, 2018 | 889 views

How Much Time Off Did Your Employees Take This Summer?

How Much Time Off Did Your Employees Take This Summer?

Business across a wide variety of industries are taking closer note to benefits and employee satisfaction. One standard benefit that continues to have a tremendous impact on employee happiness and productivity is paid vacation.

Why Should You Care?

According to research by non-profit, Project: Time Off, approximately three quarters of the workforce deems paid vacation as “extremely” or “very” important. Still, 662 million vacation days go unused every year. There’s a distinct disconnect here and one that must be course corrected if you want to see your employee satisfaction scores rise.

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3 Reasons to Break Free From Spreadsheets for Scheduling

August 22, 2018 | 1,041 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 | 1,159 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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