Author: Chad Halvorson

A Data-Backed Strategy For Reducing Employee Tardiness

Business owners of all sizes rely on their employees to not only work but actually become the “face” of their…

We Just Raised $15 Million: Here’s What That Means For You

In 1998, I got my my first job as a bag boy at a grocery store in Thief River Falls,…

New Overtime Pay Rules Are Coming: How Business Owners Can Prepare

The U.S. Department of Labor just announced new regulations that will double the salary threshold for overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. The new rule,…

New Book: The People Management Handbook

The best-kept secret and hardest lesson that no one tells you when you become a manager of people is this:…

How To Measure & Boost Employee Satisfaction

Whether it’s with a summer vacation, a new dress, or a job, people care about having experiences that satisfy them….

The Complete Guide To Employee Development

Ever hear the phrase “if you’re not growing, you’re dying?” When it comes to our careers, this simple maxim is…

How To Write An Effective Employee Handbook

What if there was one tool that could keep all of your employees on the same page, knowing exactly what…

A Quick Guide To Effective Employee Engagement

You wouldn’t be a company if you didn’t have employees. And, if you want to be successful in business, you…

How to Manage a Disgruntled Employee

We’ve all seen disgruntled employees. They’re unmotivated, decline to join in on team activities, and don’t seem to respect the…

How To Battle Employee Turnover

If you believe that your employees are your biggest resource, then you know the damage high employee turnover does to…

Employee Benefits: Everything You Need To know To Stay Competitive

Scrimping on employee benefits isn’t the way save a few bucks. Employee benefits are more than just the standard healthcare/retirement…

The Management Skills You Need To Lead Your Team

Leading a team is every kid’s dream. Who doesn’t want to be the hero that slays the enemy, gets the…

How To Train Your Employees To Become Managers

Where do you find the perfect manager? Hiring a manager from within your current employees seems wise. Who better knows…

How To Effectively Manage Teenage Employees

Does the thought of managing teenage employees fill your heart with dread? It doesn’t need to. Teenagers are full of…

How to Find, Interview, Hire, & Onboard Employees

Congratulations! You’re ready to hire employees. But that’s easier said than done. How do you find the best people? And…

8 Brilliant Hacks For Boosting Restaurant Customer Loyalty

Thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of review sites and services like Yelp, Google Reviews, Twitter, Facebook, and others, it’s never…

6 Key Principles For Managing Millennials

Millennials are that mysterious generation between the ages of 18 and 35, born after 1980, who have been given a…

How To Fire an Employee: Everything You Need To Know

Did you know that the way you handle an employee’s termination is often the deciding factor in that person’s decision…

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Great Employees

Inside every great company is a great set of people who help run various aspects of the company, from administration…

12 Employee Onboarding Best Practices Every Business Owner Needs To Know

If you’ve ever started a new job, only to find the company totally unprepared for your arrival, you know how…

Important Announcement About Annotations

I’m super glad to hear that many of you are as excited about the new Annotations feature as we are….

New Changes To When I Work Coming Soon

We’ve been hard at work designing and developing a whole new look for some areas within the When I Work…

Tales From The Graveyard Shift [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to a recent study, one in five employees in the U.S. works during the evening, at night, or on…

5 ProTips for When I Work

Are you a new user of When I Work? If so, we want to take some time to let you…

Don’t Miss Our Webinar This Week: Essential Productivity Tips For Bosses!

Every business owner struggles at one time or another with productivity. With so much going on in a given day,…

Two Updates To The New iOS8 iPhone App

Based on your feedback, we’ve made two new updates to the latest version of the iPhone app that was released back…

How Do You Build a Great Team? 18 Business Professionals Chime In

Like most business owners, you’re committed to building and shaping a top-notch team that can help you take your business…

The End of Creativity and Productivity as we Know It

“Work smarter, not harder.” It’s an adage we’ve all heard many times. The problem is, with more screens than ever…

Infographic: How Late is Late?

Your customers, shift managers, and business reputation depend on punctuality. If the bagels aren’t ready in the morning, a regular…

A Guide To Creating a Company Culture That Sticks

Developing a clear and consistent company culture is an important ongoing task that every business owner or leadership team must…

18 Infographics Every Smart Boss Has Bookmarked

As a business owner, you don’t always have extra time available in your day to spend reading lengthy, word-heavy industry…

Why You Should Personally Mentor Your Newest Manager

Running a business can be equally rewarding and challenging. Every company, regardless of industry, is dependent upon the people who…

Four Business Stories You Need To Read

There are a lot of decisions you have to make as a business owner and there are a lot of…

7 Ways To Gather Customer Feedback At Your Coffee Shop

Small businesses can thrive or dive depending on things like customer perception, experience, and loyalty. As a business owner, one…

24 Blog Posts Every Manager Should Bookmark

If you’re a manager, chances are you’re responsible for making sure a lot of things happen in a given day,…

18 Apps Every Smart Boss Knows About

Small business owners wear a lot of hats. On any given day, the average small business owner is responsible for…

110 Practical Tips For Entrepreneurs

Whether you’re a fresh-out-of-college entrepreneur, an experienced professional making your way up the ranks, or a seasoned small business owner,…

7 Ways to Run a More Efficient Coffee Shop

While many coffee shop customers associate your café with leisurely afternoons spent reading and sipping their favorite drinks, it’s a…

7 Motivational Books To Gift Your Top Employees

As a small business owner, you know how important your employees are to your success. Recognizing your top employees is…

Creative Ways to Get Customer Referrals for Your Small Business

Customer Referrals Are the Backbone of a Small Business’ Survival Good “word of mouth” is indisputably the most effective marketing…

Employee Engagement: A Day In The Life of Your Employees

Employees who are fully engaged in the companies they work for make up 30% of the workforce, a number that’s…

11 Tech Recommendations for Coordinating and Managing Your In-Home Nurses

A few extra minutes spent chatting with Mr. Smith’s granddaughter about a school project doesn’t seem very significant at the…

How to Get Customers Back into Your Tanning Salon More Often

With the summer season around the corner, people are starting their quest for the perfect summer tan. The tanning salon…

Five Ways to Automate Your Workplace

Technology combined with the Internet has brought innovation into business processes and improved many tasks once performed manually. Happily, many…

10 Low-Cost Perks to Boost Employee Morale

Employee morale is closely associated with good things in the workplace. Just ask The Internship characters Billy McMahon and Nick…

How to Prep Your Amusement Park for the Busy Season

July 7, 2006. I remember it well. The talk of the town—aka, the talk of the amusement park—was the newest…

How Great Apps Help Small Businesses Achieve Big Results

As a business owner, it’s important to have the right elements in place to be successful and technology can help…

How to Build a Customer-Centric Workplace Culture

Whether businesses realize it or not, customer-centric culture is critical for businesses these days. Cutting-edge brands and companies know this…

Full-Time Juggling: Finding The Work-Life Balance INFOGRAPHIC

Balancing your personal life with your professional life isn’t as easy as it sounds. It’s easy to get pulled too…

Using Mobile Apps to Coordinate and Organize Younger Workers

Millennials and younger workers grew up watching their parents sacrifice their causes and social lives for work. They typically lived…

6 Ways to Improve Your Seasonal Employee Onboarding Process

It’s that time of year when augmenting staff with seasonal employees becomes a necessity. Reasons for this may include needing…

How To Deal With Employee No-Shows

Employees get sick, have emergencies, or need days off from time to time. That’s expected. What isn’t acceptable is an…

Effectively Align Your Management Team

Every business environment will have different cross-functional groups that each have their own individual views, goals and priorities. Getting everyone…

Why Your Best Employees Are Leaving For Your Competition

Employees are by far one of your company’s’ greatest assets. Long-term employees are even more valuable with their vast institutional…