Can Split Shift Scheduling Work for You?

January 12, 2022 | 158 views

Can Split Shift Scheduling Work for You?
Can Split Shift Scheduling Work for You?

A split shift is a scheduled shift that has a long interruption. It is easy to imagine a restaurant, for example, that schedules staff for lunch and dinner shifts to fulfill customer demand at peak times of the day. It gives an employee a break in the middle of two shorter shifts—the break is longer than a lunch break (often a few hours long). The practice allows managers to customize work schedules to fit times of higher demand without paying an employee for the slower hours between their two busy shifts.

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SaaS Solutions for Every Small Business

January 5, 2022 | 118 views

SaaS Solutions for Every Small Business
SaaS Solutions for Every Small Business

Even with the pandemic, 2021 brought nearly a million more small businesses to the US. From small retail to franchise locations, we see economic output growing despite some of last year’s initial predictions. As business opportunities grow rapidly, Software-as-a-Service (SaaA) applications have become go-to technology sources.

We provide one such service here at ScheduleBase for employee scheduling. As an online subscription service, we know we provide a simple and easy option for business leaders. Since every good leader must also be a technology leader, we believe SaaS fulfills valuable functions for small businesses.

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The Human Role in Your Business Success

December 29, 2021 | 130 views

The Human Role in Your Business Success
The Human Role in Your Business Success

Without exception, the most successful organizations thrive because the people involved in making it grow can create something great together. That sounds a bit cliché, I suppose, but the humanity behind a business shows its worth when the human side is recognized. People move successful organizations forward, and they do it better when the organization recognizes its people’s humanity.

Business success comes when the people in the business perform well. And management must help those employees perform to the best of their ability. So what are those human characteristics and needs for leaders to recognize?

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Reduce Your Labor Costs for Greater Profit

December 22, 2021 | 141 views

Reduce Your Labor Costs for Greater Profit
Reduce Your Labor Costs for Greater Profit

It’s no secret that wage and labor costs are the largest expense for businesses. Depending on the industry, labor costs can be as high as 50% of all a business’s expenses. You should know the average in your industry so that you can meet and beat the number. If you find yourself on the high end of the industry’s labor costs, you must find ways to reduce them.

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Hiring the Right Employees in Your Small Business

December 15, 2021 | 148 views

Hiring the Right Employees in Your Small Business
Hiring the Right Employees in Your Small Business

Most small business owners understand that hiring employees is one of their most important functions. A poor hire will drain your time, patience, and bank account (when you finally cut ‘em loose). But a good hire will add measurably to your success. And while any employee can be difficult to manage at times, the key is finding and hiring the right employee from the start.

Clarify the Position and Role

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5 Ways to Tackle Employee Tardiness

December 8, 2021 | 135 views

5 Ways to Tackle Employee Tardiness
5 Ways to Tackle Employee Tardiness

Any one of us will occasionally be late. Cars won’t start, pipes burst, and kids get sick. However, these situations are exceptions. If your organization has chronically tardy employees, that is a situation that is difficult and potentially very costly. People who are consistently late have difficulty managing their time and develop habits that are difficult to change. Still, managers have to address tardiness consistently and effectively.

Ideally, preventive steps will eliminate tardiness, but it is often necessary to institute punitive actions and rewards for employees who need more guidance.

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10 Tips if You Schedule Overnight Staff

November 24, 2021 | 165 views

10 Tips if You Schedule Overnight Staff
10 Tips if You Schedule Overnight Staff

Overnight staffing has unique challenges, logistically and physically. While the rare night owl prefers night time shifts, most employees are affected by fatigue. Fatigue causes safety issues that can create serious problems. And then, if employees rotate between day and night shifts, it spreads out the difficulty, but the change of times is problematic, too.

Shift changes of a few hours are well tolerated by most, however, so reducing the jolt of shift changes is helpful. If you run a 24-hour operation in health care, security, or public safety, it is important to schedule appropriately to reduce risk and improve employee welfare.

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Technology is Disrupting Retail Business (for Good)

November 17, 2021 | 234 views

Technology is Disrupting Retail Business (for Good)
Technology is Disrupting Retail Business (for Good)

No matter the sign on your door, your business is increasingly influenced by technology’s expanding role in your operation. And you are not alone. The last year forced retail to shift to online sales, delivery, and remote operations. The changes in retail were unquestionably disruptive but also helpful in navigating pandemic restrictions. Nevertheless, learning new technology added to an unsettling year. Tech changes are here to stay, though, and the disruptions in retail businesses are mostly for good.

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Sharpening Your Competitive Edge in Hiring

November 10, 2021 | 164 views

Sharpening Your Competitive Edge in Hiring
Sharpening Your Competitive Edge in Hiring

We are in a tough hiring market, and the extraordinary labor shortage is a conundrum for many small businesses. We can argue all day about the reasons behind it, but for hiring managers and business owners, the problem is real. Whatever the causes, a pandemic caused many to reevaluate their working conditions and hiring requirements. From health concerns to lifestyle, the last year created a rare opportunity for us to reconsider how best to proceed with the need for income.

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4 Ways PEO’s Help Businesses Avoid Headaches

November 3, 2021 | 144 views

4 Ways PEO’s Help Businesses Avoid Headaches
4 Ways PEO’s Help Businesses Avoid Headaches

Our clients operate a wide variety of businesses. From single-location retail stores to construction companies, we are always impressed by the levels of expertise in various industries. While we focus on staff scheduling, we realize that you cannot be as skilled in employee management any more than we would know how to run your operation.

Most organizations provide a product or service. The human capital side of the business is a different specialty altogether, and employee issues can be stressful and time-consuming. But you’ve probably had to dedicate more time than you wanted to personnel concerns and legalities.

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