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6 Types of Employees (and How to Handle Them)

October 1, 2014 | 1,335 views

6 Types of Employees (and How to Handle Them)

6 Types of Employees (and How to Handle Them)

Just like there are different types of managers, there are also different types of employees. Understanding which each your staff is most aligned with can help you better manage them.

1. Guide-Me Gary

Gary isn’t one to take initiative. He needs specific instructions, and will follow them to a T. Just don’t look to him to take on leadership or figure things out himself.


How to Manage Gary: Gary is great when you have rote activities and processes. Look for projects he can take on that stick to a prescription.


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Reduce Young Employee Turnover Through Unique Incentives

August 29, 2013 | 8,336 views

Young Employee Turnover

Young Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is one of the biggest challenges faced by small businesses today. It can be an unnecessary cost and business owners try their best to eliminate these expenses by reducing turnover of younger employees on their schedules. However, month after month and year after year, most small businesses still see turnover from younger employees, many being teenagers, and have no answer on how to turn this expensive trend around. It’s no doubt that younger employees are taking on more responsibility and working harder than ever, whether to fulfill a need at home or for their own personal gain. As a manager, you need to avoid burnout of these same employees all while maintaining your current level of workplace productivity.


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How To Prepare Your Employee Schedule For A Workplace Emergency

September 11, 2012 | 11,410 views

Online Employee Scheduling

September is National Preparedness Month and ScheduleBase wants to know if you are prepared for an unexpected emergency in your office?  Do you know where to take cover if a tornado warning were issued?  Did you pay attention to your fire drill process in school?  These events, fortunately, are rare scenarios that only produce a small scare once in a great while and are either avoided or forgotten in most situations.

However, if you are a manager in your place of business, apply this same optimistic approach to your day-to-day outlook of scheduling your employees.  Are you comfortable with your process? How do you react when an employee needs a schedule change last minute?  Do you scramble and call each of your employees to see who is available?  Do you continue short-handed today and tomorrow?  How do you communicate the needs of your all-important employee work schedule to each one of your staff members?  Here is a quick list of tips to keep in mind when preparing your next employee schedule.

Make a Plan


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