Tag Archives: schedule employees

Avoiding Time Management Mistakes

December 5, 2013 | 4,466 views

Time Management

Time Management

Another year is close to an end and it’s time to recollect on the list of time management mistakes you created this past year. Do you have one? Is it lengthy? When was the last time you truly stopped to ask yourself, “How well do I manage my time?” Most of us continue, day by day, without second guessing our schedules or the way we blindly progress through a work day. Rather than “trying harder” or just doing the same thing over and over again, have you ever considered the fact that you may be overloaded and your time management is affecting you more than you know?

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How to Find Job Satisfaction

October 17, 2013 | 5,635 views

Job Satisfaction

Job Satisfaction

So you’ve started another job. It seems as if you were at this very point no more than a year ago. The new hire paperwork is complete and you’ve managed to successfully answer the all-important question of “what can you do for this organization?” So what’s the deal? What can you do differently this time to not end up in the same predicament year after year?

 

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Is Employee Theft Affecting Your Small Business?

September 27, 2013 | 3,379 views

Employee Theft Hacking

Employee Theft Hacking

It’s no doubt that every small business owner or manager has either thought about, or had to deal with employee theft. It’s also not too far-fetched to believe that every employee has either had a “first time” stealing, or has come across an instance where the thought of “is it worth it to take this, and will I get caught?” has occurred.

 

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The Cause and Cure for Employee Scheduling Headaches

August 7, 2013 | 8,498 views

Post-It Note Link to Employee Scheduling Headaches

Post-It Note Link to Employee Scheduling Headaches

Did you know that employee scheduling headaches could have very well originated when the Post-it Note was first launched in the mid-eighties? Back then, before employers started relying on this small, 3-inch yellow square for a majority of their scheduling needs, people used Post-it Notes for a variety of different reasons. Whether it was for simple tasks at work, or in the home, they were found in every drawer and in every office. They were considered so handy because they could stick to things so you wouldn’t lose them and they would remind you of tasks to be completed. But, shall we venture to say that those same individuals probably never thought that little piece of paper would eventually transform the daily life of users across all nations and eventually affect the task of employee scheduling with employers and employees in offices everywhere.

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Employee Scheduling Tricks You Should Be Using

July 23, 2013 | 30,322 views

Employee Scheduling Tricks

Employee Scheduling Tricks

A small business manager can spend hours in front of an Excel spreadsheet building employee schedules weeks in advance. In fact, some managers are so amazing at this method of employee scheduling that they can schedule staff that aren’t even hired yet! They know who they need. They know when they need them. And, they know how long they need them for.

 

Knowing your employee schedule and being prepared for what will come is a lot easier than not knowing. Knowing in advance you have routine full-time shifts to schedule, several part-time hours to cover, an employee or two with flexible needs, seasonal employees with limited availability and last-minute requests to accommodate is a lot easier than flying by the seat of your pants.

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Employee Schedulers Hear Every Excuse

July 18, 2013 | 18,013 views

Employee Schedulers Hear Excuses

Employee Schedulers Hear Excuses

Did you have an employee late for work this morning? Or did you hire a recent team member who had a recent doctor’s appointment that was scheduled, but failed to mention it to you? As employee schedulers, even our best employees pull a good excuse from time to time. And while you secretly grin from ear to ear knowing you have caught this employee red-handed, it’s tricky to know exactly how to react or what to say. You may be short staffed, or the employee with an excuse is normally a perfect team member with no past absentees or problems. When you simply don’t know how to communicate or respond under pressure when an employee calls in sick, you probably respond with a hesitant, somewhat concerned statement of “That’s OK. I’ll see you tomorrow.”

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Managing Young Employees with Employee Engagement

July 11, 2013 | 2,333 views

Managing Young Employees

Managing Young Employees

If you picked a career path in retail, food service, or almost anything these days, there is a great chance that you have a few employees of a younger generation where strong employee engagement is necessary. A younger employee fills key hourly positions and takes the load of off many employee schedulers in various small business industries by providing flexible availability, a “want-to-work” attitude and an eagerness to earn extra money.

 

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Summer Employee Scheduling with Parks & Recreation Software

June 21, 2013 | 2,103 views

Parks and Recreation Scheduling Software

Parks and Recreation Scheduling Software

Being active is not only fun, it is an important part of a healthy lifestyle that many seek out for the summer. As the summer season continues in full force, many Parks and Recreation Scheduling Departments have had to shift work schedules, accommodate numerous time off requests, fill last-minute scheduling voids, toggle full-time employee changes and hire many new part-time employees, all while struggling to find a way to effectively manage all of these required employee scheduling tasks.

 

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Employee Scheduling – Boosting Business Results

November 29, 2012 | 14,516 views

online employee scheduling software for small business

Employee Scheduling Software | ScheduleBase

My employee schedule is due again?

It’s a tedious and sometimes frustrating thought, one that usually hits shortly after you just finish scheduling your employees for the current period. It’s time to work your way through yet another employee schedule. And it will happen again and again, and yes, again. Maybe you’ve been unable to finish your other office tasks for the week? Or it’s quite possible employee scheduling is simply taking longer than it used to because you’re not motivated or organized? Perhaps responding to a voice mail from an employee regarding a schedule change or accommodating a recent schedule request in the form of a Post-it note stuck to your computer screen is a bit more difficult to accomplish this week than it was last week?

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Your Schedule Maker – Deciding How to Create Employee Schedules

October 29, 2012 | 3,715 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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