Part 1: 4 Tips for Recruiting During the Holiday Season

November 2, 2016 | 243 views

Part 1: 4 Tips for Recruiting During the Holiday Season

Part 1: 4 Tips for Recruiting During the Holiday Season

We’re excited to introduce a two-part series on recruiting during the holiday season. In this first part, we’ll focus exclusively on recruiting for seasonal employees.

If your business is one of the many that sees an uptick in business during the final quarter of the year, chances are you’re looking for a little extra manpower to help you make it through the holidays. And you’re not alone. Many businesses scope out temporary workers who want to make a little extra money during the holidays, so finding seasonal employees can be difficult.

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What Employee Benefits Should You Be Offering?

October 26, 2016 | 229 views

What Employee Benefits Should You Be Offering?

What Employee Benefits Should You Be Offering?

When it comes to employee benefits, the traditional offerings of insurance and retirement plans aren’t enough. The workforce today expects a little more than a paycheck and insurance plan to entice them to join your team.

 

Here are a few of the most unique employee benefits you can offer to bring in top talent to your crew and keep your best employees at your company for longer.

 

Unlimited Vacation

 

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How Technology is Shaping the Retail Job Market

October 19, 2016 | 216 views

How Technology is Shaping the Retail Job Market

How Technology is Shaping the Retail Job Market

From how we pay and shop to how we work, there’s no question that technology is changing it all. Customers are paying with smartphones instead of plastic or paper. Shoppers are researching online before heading in-store to make a purchase. And employees are relying more on technology to simplify their jobs.

 

Yes, technology is permeating the retail world but what does that mean for the future of business?

 

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5 HR Blogs You Will Be Glad You Followed

October 12, 2016 | 191 views

5 HR Blogs You Will Be Glad You Followed

5 HR Blogs You Will Be Glad You Followed

If you’re here, on the ScheduleBase blog, chances are you’re interested in all things HR related. It’s a fascinating world and one that’s ever evolving. New laws are being passed that require a shift in how benefits are offered. New technologies change the way HR departments operate. New hiring practices alter who is brought on board and who isn’t.

 

Yes, the HR industry is intriguing to say the least. And like you, we love following along with others who are talking about the latest and greatest tips, tricks, and news stories. Here are five of our favorite HR blogs that we recommend following.

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How to Make Your Nonprofit Board More Effective

October 5, 2016 | 249 views

How to Make Your Non-Profit Board More Effective

How to Make Your Non-Profit Board More Effective

One of the hardest parts of nonprofit management is getting your board on board. Each person has a full schedule already. Convincing them to focus on your nonprofit and put in the hours it takes to move your organization ahead is difficult. Worse yet, it can stunt your growth.

 

Here are a few ways to get your nonprofit board to be more effective.

 

Align Your Team

 

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What You Can Learn From LinkedIn’s Employee Appreciation Program

September 28, 2016 | 229 views

What You Can Learn From LinkedIn's Employee Appreciation Program

What You Can Learn From LinkedIn’s Employee Appreciation Program

LinkedIn rocked the world of Human Resources when they announced a rather substantial employee appreciation program – giving away shares of the company to all of their employees.

 

CEO, Jeff Weiner, declined his annual “equity package.” Instead, he opted to put the $14 million stock bonus in a fund to be distributed to his 9,200 employees. Once divided across his team, each employee received a rather substantial thank you gift.

 

The reason?

 

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Is Pokemon Go Taking Over Your Business?

September 21, 2016 | 237 views

Is Pokemon Go Taking Over Your Business?

Is Pokemon Go Taking Over Your Business?

Have you noticed your employee’s noses getting more and more glued to their smartphone screens? Have you heard rumors about searching for Pikachu in the office? If so, you might have a few Pokemon Go players on your team.

 

Pokemon Go is a seemingly innocent game. It is an augmented reality game, which turns the real world into a hunting ground for virtual Pokemon. Since its launch, it has attracted the attention of millions of people. If it’s attracting the attention of your team in front of customers, you have a problem that cannot be ignored.

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How to Create More Buy-In Among Your Volunteers

September 14, 2016 | 272 views

How to Create More Buy-In Among Your Volunteers

How to Create More Buy-In Among Your Volunteers

What is your organization’s culture like? Do you have a core set of strong volunteers who set an example for the newbies? Or is there constant turnover?

 

Having turnover is a problem – especially in non-profits where finding volunteers is a constant struggle. To turn this type of culture around, it’s important to create buy-in.

 

Buy-in makes your volunteers feel invested in your organization’s success. It gives them a reason to show up and a reason to continue – even when the work is less than exciting. Here are a few ways to create that buy-in so your nonprofit can retain your best volunteers.

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Are You Encouraging Paternity Leave?

September 7, 2016 | 240 views

Are You Encouraging Paternity Leave?

Are You Encouraging Paternity Leave?

Consider this: What would you do if one of your male employees approached you about paternity leave? Would you respond favorably if a male asked for a flexible work schedule to care for his child?

 

Although many men are choosing jobs that offer flexible options for this very reason, a Bain & Company study found that these requests are being denied.

 

The Proof is in the Numbers

 

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5 Challenges That Harm Customer Service Levels

August 24, 2016 | 282 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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