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How Do You Treat Your Employees When They Get Sick?

August 16, 2017 | 19 views

How Do You Treat Your Employees When They Get Sick?

How Do You Treat Your Employees When They Get Sick?

It’s hard to imagine anything quite as life changing as hearing a doctor tell you that you have cancer. Questions about survival, treatment side effects, and downtime from your job and the activities you love, swirl through your mind. The last thing you need to worry about is being harassed and punished by your employer for undergoing what you need to combat this vicious disease and get back to where you were before it attacked your body.

 

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Are You Wasting Your Time on the Wrong Tasks?

August 2, 2017 | 264 views

Are You Wasting Your Time on the Wrong Tasks?

Are You Wasting Your Time on the Wrong Tasks?

How do you map out your workday? If you’re like most people, you jot down notes in a planner or on post-its with everything you need to accomplish throughout the day. Then, you check things off as you go, hoping to tackle them all but knowing that distractions will creep in, so you might not be able to get to everything.

 

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The Biggest Changes We’re Seeing in the HR Industry

July 26, 2017 | 275 views

The Biggest Changes We're Seeing in the HR Industry

The Biggest Changes We’re Seeing in the HR Industry

Like any industry, the HR industry sees its share of ebbs and flows. Trends arise and, as they do, some stay on shore while others flow right back out with the tide.

 

This year, we’ve seen a few changes that we’re convinced will last – at least in the foreseeable future. These changes are important for the future of HR departments across the board.

 

Here are the biggest new trends we’re seeing hit the world of HR.

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Should You Sugarcoat Your Performance Reviews?

July 19, 2017 | 246 views

Should You Sugarcoat Your Performance Reviews?

Should You Sugarcoat Your Performance Reviews?

It’s tempting, isn’t it? You’re face-to-face with someone who could stand to hear a little bit of constructive criticism, but you don’t want to come right out and say what went wrong with his or her performance. So, you choose the sandwich method instead. You tack on something nice to the front end of your statement, throw in the awkward critique in the middle, and then finish up with another nice comment. The goal is to make the person feel good, or sugarcoat the criticism a little bit, so that they’re not demotivated.

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How to Plan a Fundraiser Without Pulling Your Hair Out

July 12, 2017 | 276 views

How to Plan a Fundraiser Without Pulling Your Hair Out

How to Plan a Fundraiser Without Pulling Your Hair Out

Do you look at your fundraiser events and cringe thinking about the amount of work you have to put into make it a success? Many organizers do, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

 

Fundraisers don’t have to cause headaches to be a success. The key to bringing in big money is to enlist the help of a team of people and there’s a right way to go about doing so. Instead of putting out a blanket ask, here is another process you can follow to help you plan a fundraiser without pulling your hair out.

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5 TED Talks About HR That We Love

July 5, 2017 | 324 views

5 TED Talks About HR That We Love

5 TED Talks About HR That We Love

If you haven’t heard of them yet, TED Talks are simply talks with “ideas worth sharing.” These talks tend to incorporate technology, entertainment, and design (TED) but they hit home on a deeper level. Many of these talks discuss how we can use these attributes to live better lives, work better at our jobs, and be better people all around.

 

Here are five of our favorite TED Talks about HR that we believe are worth your time to listen to.

 

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5 Ways to Finally Achieve Inbox Zero

June 28, 2017 | 316 views

5 Ways to Finally Achieve Inbox Zero

5 Ways to Finally Achieve Inbox Zero

Inbox zero. One of the most highly sought-after aspects of the productivity world. Inbox zero is when you don’t have any emails pestering you waiting for a reply. When you achieve it, it’s freeing, but getting there can feel close to impossible.

 

To help you reach this productivity pinnacle, here are five things you can do today to finally achieve inbox zero.

 

1. Unsubscribe Relentlessly

There’s something so final about hitting the unsubscribe button. There’s also something so liberating about it.

 

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Are You Hurting Your Productivity by Allowing Your Employees to Schedule Tasks?

June 21, 2017 | 320 views

Are You Hurting Your Productivity by Allowing Your Employees to Schedule Tasks?

Are You Hurting Your Productivity by Allowing Your Employees to Schedule Tasks?

Productivity. Work/life balance. Freedom in the workplace. These are all things we champion on a regular basis, so when a recent Harvard Business Journal article was released titled, “Why Productivity Suffers When Employees Are Allowed to Schedule Their Own Tasks,” we took notice.

 

The Research Behind the Claims

The research comes from a paper titled, “Discretionary Task Ordering: Queue Management in Radiological Services” by Maria R. Ibanez, a doctoral candidate at Harvard Business School; Jonathan R. Clark, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio; Robert S. Huckman, a professor at Harvard Business School; and Bradley R. Staats, an associate professor at UNC Kenan-Flager Business School.

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Facebook Workplace for Nonprofits: What You Need to Know About This New Way of Collaboration

June 14, 2017 | 266 views

Facebook Workplace for Nonprofits: What You Need to Know About This New Way of Collaboration

Facebook Workplace for Nonprofits: What You Need to Know About This New Way of Collaboration

Have you heard about the recent addition to the world’s largest social network, Facebook? It’s called Workplace and it’s designed to make collaboration within non-profit organizations smoother, easier, and more efficient. It’s a concept we champion here at ScheduleBase, and now that Facebook has hopped on board, we thought you’d like to know about why this new feature is worth your attention.

 

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How to Hire Someone With Authentic Passion

June 7, 2017 | 258 views

How to Hire Someone With Authentic Passion

How to Hire Someone With Authentic Passion

The term passion is defined by Merriam-Webster as:

 

“Intense, driving, or overmastering feeling of conviction.”

 

On the surface that looks like a pretty powerful thing. More importantly, it looks like something you want on your team. You want someone who works intensely with strong drive toward the convictions your business is built upon. Find someone with the same personal convictions as your organization’s and you’ll have the perfect employee, right? Right.

 

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