Category Archives: ScheduleBase Tips

Changing Your Credit Card Processor? Ask These 8 Questions.

October 30, 2019 | 217 views

Changing Your Credit Card Processor? Ask These 8 Questions.
Changing Your Credit Card Processor? Ask These 8 Questions.

Credit and debit cards are ubiquitous these days for purchasing power. More than one generation doesn’t carry checks or cash anymore, and with the majority of shopping done online, every business has to understand how they will get paid. Using a credit card processor is an absolute necessity, but the service can be costly.

As you shop around, and shop around you must, get into the nitty-gritty of how each prospective processor can improve your offerings. From easy transactions to low fees to online gateways, educate yourself and ask lots of questions to ensure the smoothest financial transactions for you and for your customers. 

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An ADA Compliant Website is a Legal Must-Have

October 23, 2019 | 254 views

An ADA Compliant Website is a Legal Must-Have
An ADA Compliant Website is a Legal Must-Have

Here’s the simple fact: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that any business providing a service to the public cannot discriminate against people with disabilities. Usually, we think of this in terms of eliminating stairs for those with mobility issues or modifying bathrooms to accommodate wheelchairs. However, this also applies to website accessibility. Lawsuits could be brought by anyone who legitimately felt they are unable to access your product or service online. 

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Employee Ideas Matter–Conversation Starters to Foster Their Input

October 16, 2019 | 408 views

Employee Ideas Matter--Conversation Starters to Foster Their Input
Employee Ideas Matter–Conversation Starters to Foster Their Input

Employees are often an untapped resource. If we are not the ones on the front line every day, we sometimes lose touch with daily workplace challenges or customer issues. But our employees live it every day, and we need to acknowledge that openly. Because even if we don’t hear it, they talk about what is good and what needs improvement. We must find a way to extract those ideas, really consider them, and work together to promote the best possible ones.

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5 Reasons Why Hiring an Ex-Con Might Be Right

July 24, 2019 | 1,133 views

5 Reasons Why Hiring an Ex-Con Might Be Right
5 Reasons Why Hiring an Ex-Con Might Be Right

I used to volunteer in a male prison with youths under 18 convicted of serious crimes (this was no juvey). It was an interesting experience, filled with everything from trepidation and fear to incredible satisfaction and joy when things went well. The best memories were the moments when the inmates let down their guard and were able to be themselves, unencumbered by their convictions, their gang reputations, or their need to survive in a rough environment.

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Is It Time to Hire Overnight Staff?

May 8, 2019 | 2,357 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 | 2,796 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 | 3,264 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 | 795 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 | 952 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 | 2,663 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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