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Should You Pay Minimum Wage or More?

June 24, 2014 | 1,114 views

Should You Pay Minimum Wage or More?

Should You Pay Minimum Wage or More?

Minimum wage. It’s a great debate in our country, and one that isn’t going away any time soon. Whether you’re in the restaurant industry, tourism, or any other that hires unskilled labor or entry-level positions, you’re probably wondering whether you should stick to minimum wage or pay more.

 

First, a Look at the Current State of Minimum Wage

The national rate for minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour. Your state may also have its own minimum wage. In California, it’s $8 an hour. That is subject to change with legislation as the government works to ensure that all employees make enough to pay their bills.

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6 Signs It’s Time to Hire Additional Staff

June 10, 2014 | 1,601 views

6 Signs It's Time to Hire Additional Staff

6 Signs It's Time to Hire Additional Staff

As a business owner or manager, you’re keen to keep costs down, and that means you’ve been running pretty lean in the staffing department. But if you’re at the end of your rope and swamped, it may be time to go ahead and hire more people to help relieve the workload of you and your team.

 

Here are 6 warning signs that you need to hire more help right this instant!

 

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10 Must-Have Productivity Apps

May 21, 2014 | 6,965 views

10 Must-Have Productivity Apps

10 Must-Have Productivity Apps

Who doesn’t want to do more in less time? We live in a great era of technology where every day there are new tools and apps coming onto the marketplace that make us more efficient. Here are a few that help business owners and managers get more done.

 

1. Podio

When you have projects to manage, it can be a challenge to keep up with who’s assigned what task and manage deadlines. Project management apps like Podio make it easy to communicate with your team, assign tasks, and track work. You can share files and keep all communications in one place.

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How to Fire an Employee

May 14, 2014 | 1,286 views

How to Fire an Employee

How to Fire an Employee

You may be completely comfortable hiring and managing your staff, but how do you feel about firing an employee? Like many business owners and managers, you may be uncomfortable at the idea of possible confrontation. But if you have employees who are lying, stealing, or simply not being productive, this is an imperative skill you need to develop, if you hope to make your business successful.

 

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Reducing Turnover in any Industry

April 23, 2014 | 1,584 views

Reducing Turnover

Reducing Turnover

High turnover, common in retail and restaurants, not only causes the headache of you having to replace staff whenever they quit, but it also costs you money. Research shows it costs you about half of what you spend on an hourly employee’s salary to find a replacement, interview them, manage the paperwork, and train them.

 

So how can you keep your employees? Here are some tips for reducing turnover.

 

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6 Reasons You Should Delegate More

April 16, 2014 | 1,325 views

Start Delegating Today

Start Delegating Today

Let me guess: you do everything in your business. You make the sales calls. You take orders. You buy inventory and even make the coffee. But have you ever stopped to consider whether doing it all was actually good for your business? Here are 6 reasons it’s not, and 6 reasons you should hand the keys over to someone else.

 

1. You’re Not Good at Everything

I’m sorry to be the one to tell you: you’re not successful at everything you do. Some things you do well, while others you’re only doing a mediocre job on. Do you really want anything related to your business to be mediocre?

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How to Use Content Marketing Effectively

April 9, 2014 | 1,395 views

Content Marketing

Content Marketing

For many entrepreneurs, marketing is just one of many tasks they take on. The problem is: many of them don’t use it effectively. Take content marketing. How regularly are you writing blog content or whitepapers? How are you amplifying your content on social media and other channels?

 

Don’t have the answers? This post will help.

 

First, Understand Your Strategy

Before you even lift a finger to write any content, you need to have a solid understanding of what your strategy is. For most, it’s to educate their audience and hopefully reach new contacts who will turn into customers.

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Why Employees Quit

April 2, 2014 | 1,587 views

Why Employees Quit

Why Employees Quit

In a utopian world, your best employees would never leave you. They’d stay with your company until you closed it down.

 

In reality, that’s not happening. The fact that 18-44 year-old employees change jobs on average 11 times in their careers tells you that you’d be lucky to hang onto someone for even a year. But knowing the reasons why employees leave can help you make changes that — hopefully — will make them stick around a little longer.

 

Are You Pushing or Pulling?

According to a Catalyst study, employees leave their jobs because of either push or pull factors:

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Your Schedule Maker – Deciding How to Create Employee Schedules

October 29, 2012 | 3,369 views

 

 

ScheduleBase Schedule Maker

ScheduleBase Schedule Maker

Have you ever evaluated your current schedule maker and thought about why it is so hard to schedule employees? What’s holding you back from doing the things you really need to do when creating employee schedules? It may be time you take a look at why you haven’t found a simple and effective method of communicating schedules with your staff.

 

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Online Employee Scheduling – Effective Communication For Your Work

September 19, 2012 | 3,052 views

 

Getting started with online employee scheduling has never been easier. ScheduleBase is the proven leader in effectively managing and communicating the complete manager-to-employee scheduling experience. We are giving you simple and free access to online employee scheduling and your next hassle-free scheduling experience is only a click away. You are not required to download or install any software and we do not ask for your credit card to try ScheduleBase. Setting up your account is simple. Without question, ScheduleBase gives you ultimate flexibility and a powerful tool to begin scheduling and communicating with your employees.

 

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