Category Archives: ScheduleBase Tips

How to Put an End to Email Overload

April 27, 2016 | 1,111 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 | 1,138 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 | 1,102 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 | 1,126 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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Hiring Talent: How to Find the Best of the Bunch For Your Business

August 12, 2015 | 1,295 views

Hiring Talent: How to Find the Best of the Bunch For Your Business

Hiring Talent: How to Find the Best of the Bunch For Your Business

Ever notice how some people are exceptional on paper and in the interview, but when they get into the workplace, they leave you underwhelmed? These people are professional applicants. For recruiters, they pose a big time challenge.

 

 

Hiring the wrong people is costly. One survey estimated that a bad hire could cost an organization $25,000.

 

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How to Pull Out More (and Better) Feedback From Your Employees

July 8, 2015 | 1,403 views

How to Pull Out More (and Better) Feedback From Your Employees

How to Pull Out More (and Better) Feedback From Your Employees

Positive feedback is encouraging. Negative feedback and suggestions can be a little harder to hear.

 

If you want your business to thrive and keep your customers happy, you must keep your employees happy. Knowing how to make your team love working for you isn’t always easy – especially if you aren’t getting the type of feedback you need.

 

Here’s how to pull out more, and better feedback from your employees.

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Getting Your Employees to Work on Time is Your Responsibility

June 10, 2015 | 1,485 views

Getting Your Employees to Work on Time is Your Responsibility

Getting Your Employees to Work on Time is Your Responsibility

You hate the excuses, right?

 

Traffic was bad. 

 

I had to wait in line a little longer than I expected for my coffee.

 

My alarm clock didn’t go off in time.

 

Once in awhile, these excuses are valid. But when employee lateness starts becoming a habit, it’s time for a change – and the responsibility is yours.

 

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How to Make Meetings More Productive (and Keep Your Team Energized)

May 20, 2015 | 1,554 views

How to Make Meetings More Productive (and Keep Your Team Energized)

How to Make Meetings More Productive (and Keep Your Team Energized)

We’ve all had them: Unproductive meetings. They’re frustrating to everyone involved. These types of meetings leave people feeling drained, irritated, and overwhelmed. Instead of accomplishing a task, team members find themselves disappointed that they were forced to spend their precious time in a meeting that didn’t need to happen.

 

This is no way to lead your team and keep your employees energized.

 

 

 

Help avoid these all too common situations in your office, here are five tips for your next meeting.

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Too Much of a Good Thing? How Caffeine Might Hinder Productivity

May 13, 2015 | 1,121 views

Too Much of a Good Thing? How Caffeine Might Hinder Productivity

Too Much of a Good Thing? How Caffeine Might Hinder Productivity

It’s the drug of choice for many professionals – caffeine. Coffees, teas, and energy drinks line office kitchens ready for consumption by anyone who needs a little boost of energy during the workday. As popular as caffeine is, it must have some impact on your productivity, right?

 

Wrong.

 

 

Most people reach for a cup of Joe to boost their mood and focus. Although that might offer some immediate benefit, research at Johns Hopkins Medical School shows that caffeine drinkers will experience a short-term caffeine withdrawal soon after. That’s counter-effective to what you’re trying to accomplish when you get a caffeine fix. It’s also what’s probably causing your afternoon slumps.

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Taking Your Business Blog to the Next Level

December 17, 2014 | 1,347 views

Taking Your Business Blog to the Next Level

Taking Your Business Blog to the Next Level

Now that you’ve started your business blog, you’re probably interested in attracting more visitors. You should be! The readers of your blog can easily become customers, so it’s worth the effort to make your blog a shining beacon that will attract them.

 

Here we’ll look at how you can polish your blog and attract more loyal readers through valuable content.

 

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