Category Archives: Small Business Tips

How to Give Your Employees More Flexibility (and Why You Should)

September 19, 2018 | 123 views

How to Give Your Employees More Flexibility (and Why You Should)

How to Give Your Employees More Flexibility (and Why You Should)

According to a recent study in the Harvard Business Review, 96% of employees said they need schedule flexibility, but only 47% said they have it. That means that over half of the workforce is struggling and demanding flexibility, but feeling like their hands are tied by their employers. Women, in particular, reported that their schedule is less flexible than they need it to be.

 

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Should You Allow Dogs at Work?

September 12, 2018 | 296 views

Should You Allow Dogs at Work?

Should You Allow Dogs at Work?

Were you one of the many anxious shoppers on Amazon Prime Day who logged on early? If so, you were probably met with disappointment when the site crashed, but equally delighted when you saw a picture of one of Amazon’s dogs. Amazon is proud of its company culture where every day is bring-your-dog-to-work-day. From the day Amazon came into existence, a husband and wife team would bring Rufus, a Welsh Corgi, to the office to work. That sparked more employees to bring their dogs, and so began their tradition.

 

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Should Your Nonprofit Invest More Internally?

September 5, 2018 | 365 views

Should Your Nonprofit Invest More Internally?

Should Your Nonprofit Invest More Internally?

About 20% of nonprofits are grossly underfunding areas of their business, such as new technology, employee training, and fundraising expenses, according to a recently released BDO Nonprofit Standards report.  Instead, nonprofits are engaging in programmatic spending, with half of all surveyed groups saying they plan to increase their programmatic reach over the next two years. This poses a tremendous risk to future operations, according to the partner of BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence, the creator of this report.

 

If this sounds eerily similar to your nonprofit, here are four things you can do to restructure your budget so you’re investing more internally.

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How Does HR Fit Into Your Current Organization?

August 29, 2018 | 440 views

How Does HR Fit Into Your Current Organization?

How Does HR Fit Into Your Current Organization?

HR Open Source, a not-for-profit community focused on collaborative learning, education, and inspiration for HR, recently released their 2018 Future of Work report. In it, this group of roughly 6,000 members from 70 countries around the world surveyed companies from 36 countries. From their research, they pulled out several deep insights and analyses that led us to ask an important question—how does HR fit into the modern organization?

 

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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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What Should Be On Your Non-Profit’s Schedule?

August 15, 2018 | 634 views

What Should Be On Your Non-Profit’s Schedule?

What Should Be On Your Non-Profit’s Schedule?

Managing a team of people is a big task. Add in various volunteer and contractor roles, such as is the case for non-profits, and that job just gets bigger and more difficult. As you start to juggle these moving parts, you need a process to keep everyone in sync and moving the ship together in the right direction. That requires putting the right tasks on the schedule. If you’re unsure of what belongs on your non-profit organization’s schedule, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a checklist to get you started.

 

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Getting More Out of Your HR Tech Stack?

August 8, 2018 | 637 views

Getting More Out of Your HR Tech Stack?

Getting More Out of Your HR Tech Stack?

Does this sound familiar? You do your research, test out new products, and decide on one or two to bring to your team. The goal is to make their lives easier and help them be more productive at work, but the introduction is met with a groan. Your employees seem averse to trying something new.

 

Bringing on new technology is difficult. Employees struggle to adopt it because of a lack of time, a general feeling of technology overload, and limitations from outdated technology. Getting your team to use this technology is difficult to say the least, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are three ways to help you get more out of your HR tech stack.

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Will Technological Advancements Steal Your Job?

July 25, 2018 | 803 views

Will Technological Advancements Steal Your Job?

Will Technological Advancements Steal Your Job?

Many people worry that apps, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will slowly chip away at their job responsibilities and may even displace them from their role entirely. Although futuristic sounding, with the influx of technology being used to simplify workloads, the concern is valid but not yet a reality.

 

Technology has been innovated upon to make life easier for professionals but that doesn’t mean that human input isn’t still required. To showcase this, let’s look at three areas of business where machines are entering the equation but not taking over work.

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What to Put in Your HR Tech Stack

July 18, 2018 | 756 views

What to Put in Your HR Tech Stack

What to Put in Your HR Tech Stack

You’ve probably heard of a marketing tech stack, but what about an HR tech stack? These are the tools that make your job more efficient. Better yet, these are the tools that let you get away from mundane tasks that eat away at your day, so you can get back to the creative, enjoyable parts of your job that you love.

 

So what should be in your HR tech stack? Here are four must-have tools.

 

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Is Summer Draining Your Employees’ Productivity?

July 11, 2018 | 793 views

Is Summer Draining Your Employees’ Productivity?

Is Summer Draining Your Employees’ Productivity?

School’s out for summer! Although that used to be good news as a kid, it’s now felt as more of an extra hurdle to cross for parents and employers alike. As more parents take off work to care for their children, employers are often left wondering how to fill the void and keep up the productivity momentum from months prior.

 

Sound familiar? If so, here are three ways you can boost productivity. Hint: it starts with offering flexible work conditions.

 

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