5 Steps To Build An Effective On-The-Job Training Program

Let’s start with a terrifying fact for employers: 40% of employees who receive poor (or no) on-the-job training leave within the…

8 Time Management Tools to Improve Your Work

8 Time Management Tools to Improve Your Work (and Your Sanity)

What’s eating up our time? We’re overloaded with all of the decisions we have to make in a day. Our…

Everything you need to know about predictive scheduling

Everything You Need to Know About Predictive Scheduling

To better protect employees, many cities and states are now considering or enacting a new type of scheduling law: predictive…

73 Employee Engagement Ideas for Any Budget

Even the best tools and technology can’t keep your business going when your people are unhappy and unmotivated. Research shows…

One Million Hourly Workers Get Shift Done

Since 2010, When I Work has been on a mission to help hourly teams work better together by being the…

11 Financial Health Strategies for Business Owners

The financial health of your company is more than making sales. Staying on top of money management and keeping your…

7 Workforce Management Tools You Need to Know About

Your workforce is a complicated machine to manage. You might be struggling to stay on top of scheduling during peak…

What is workforce management

What is Workforce Management?

The Workforce Institute has found that U.S. businesses waste $687 billion each year on unnecessary administrative work.

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Applicant Tracking System (ATS): Everything You Need to Know

How much did it take to find your last employee? We already know that employee turnover can have a big…

How to Write Up an Employee in 8 Easy Steps

Writing up an employee isn’t something anyone looks forward to–or anyone’s first choice. Often, written warnings are a sign that…

Best Business Books to Read

Best Business Books You Need to Read

The best business books can be filled with surprising advice–from cautionary tales to breaking-edge strategies. We’ve rounded up the best…

9 Amazing Recruiting Tools Every Hiring Manager Needs

The cost of hiring a new employee is about $4,000 and takes about 42 days (that time is a cost of…

10 Ways to Prepare for Small Business Saturday

Gear up for Small Business Saturday with this checklist. Plus, enter our sweepstakes at the bottom of the post!

How to Handle Political Discussions in the Workplace

November is right around the corner—and with it, all the awkward political conversations many of us would rather avoid. Since…

How Lime Created a Strong Culture with a Global, Remote Workforce

There are mobile apps and mobile communities, but then there are actual apps that enable communities to become mobile. It’s…

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What is Workforce Optimization and Why Should I Do it?

Ever heard the saying, “work smarter, not harder”? It’s not just another corporate buzz-phrase—business technology and workplace strategies are making…

10 Resources to Track Labor Laws

10 Resources to Track Labor Laws in Your State

Ever-changing labor laws and employment policies can make it seem impossible to track labor laws. The constant state of flux…

7 Business Automation Updates

7 Business Automation Upgrades Your Employees Will Thank You For

Every business has them: those little inefficiencies that seem insignificant until you add them up and start to realize their…

How to Track and Calculate Vacation Pay for Hourly Employees

How to Calculate Vacation Pay for Hourly Employees

We’ve put together a guide to help you understand how to calculate vacation pay for hourly employees—and make sure you and your employees get the time off everyone deserves.

What is Buddy Punching? (And How to Prevent It)

Close to 75 percent of small businesses in the U.S. are affected by what is known as “time theft” each year….

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7 Great Employee Retention Strategies

Unemployment is at record low levels. Great news for employees, but rough water for employers trying to hang onto a…

A Managers Guide to Mental Health in the Workplace

  In the 90’s, researchers at Cornell University had a question: can mood actually dictate performance? Can a feeling, more than…

Inspiring Small Business Stories from All 50 States

  Click on a state in the map below to read their story.  We gotta admit, we love our customers….

Free Employee Timesheet Template

Free Employee Timesheet Template for Excel

We designed a free employee timesheet template for Excel that your team can use to clock in and clock out and keep track of employee time.

18 Ways to De-stress & Re-energize Your Team

April kicks off the start of National Stress Awareness Month. In today’s workforce, more than a third of Americans experience…

The 6-Step Process for Dealing with Employee Absenteeism

At first glance (or late clock-in), employee absenteeism and tardiness may not seem like that big of a deal. After…

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How to Write an Employee Attendance Policy that’s Fair to Everyone

A fair employee attendance policy is crucial to protect both you and your employees and keep business running smoothly. Here’s how to get started.

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37 Employee Appreciation Ideas Your Staff Will Love

What if we told you we knew a secret weapon to reducing employee turnover? A study by CareerBuilder found that…

How to Create a Customer Loyalty Program that will Increase Sales

Everything you need to know about creating and managing a customer loyalty program from the loyalty experts at BellyCard.

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12 Important Lessons Small Business Owners Learned This Year

It’d be easy to keep writing blog posts about what businesses should and shouldn’t do, but we wanted to know…

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21 Business Promotion Ideas to Dominate the Holiday Season

In 2013, Holiday sales in the United States were about three trillion dollars. Yes, trillion. In nearly every retail sector, the…

10 Podcasts to Take Your Small Business from Average to Amazing

Never stop learning, especially if you own a business. Any business owner who has a penchant for learning will stay…

Why You Should Participate in Small Business Saturday

Aw, Small Business Saturday: Black Friday’s friendly, less-violent sibling. Chances are, you’ve heard of it. But are you making the most of Small Business Saturday? If you aren’t, you are seriously missing out.

5 Reasons You Need an Employee Time Clock

Is your employee time clock a sheet of paper and a pen that employees turn in each week? Or maybe…

How to Use Employee Availability Forms Efficiently

With head in your hand, you’re trying to schedule upcoming shifts. You’ve had a problem with scheduling employees who inform…

22 Business Tools for Boosting Productivity and Fueling Growth

The perfect tool is the perfect weapon in the battle for productivity and growth. The wrong tool is a stumbling…

The First Time Managers Handbook

This ebook will cover the skills you’ll need as a first time manager, helpful tips on challenging situations that you will face, and actionable advice you can use today. Download it for later or read it right now!

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Communication

Do you remember how the adults sounded in the Charlie Brown television specials? It was a kind of unintelligible honking…

Customer Success Story: How One Founder Turned a Date into a $4 Million Company

Nick Gray is the founder of Museum Hack. A company that gives non-traditional tours of major museums. For example, one…

Why You Should End On-Call Scheduling and What to Do Instead

Every small business owner or manager understands the scheduling struggle: you schedule too many employees for a typically busy weekend…

How to Conduct the Best Exit Interview: The Complete Guide

Oddly, one of the best ways to find answers to pressing questions about your business is when an employee is…

How to Motivate Employees at Any Level

What motivates employees to go the extra mile? Is it an annual bonus? A better work-life balance?

How to Improve a Toxic Work Environment

It’s no secret: with work, comes stress. In fact, surveys from the American Psychological Association find each year that money and…

The Ultimate Guide to the Servant Leadership Model

The servant leadership model flips traditional leadership on its head. It leads from a point of serving and can benefit all parts of your business.

Why Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Go Hand-in-Hand

What makes a great leader? Some say there’s a perfect formula: combine the right skills with the right ambition and opportunity, and anyone can achieve success. But now research says it’s what you can’t see on a resume that may matter most.

31 Team Leader Skills Every Manager Should Have

If it seems like no one is following you, all you’re doing is taking a walk. This list will show you just what it takes, as a manager, to lead a team instead of merely order them around.

How to Use Time and Attendance Software to Grow Your Business

Buddy punching. Illegible ink. Spreadsheets. Calculators. Aspirin. These are just a few of the joys of old school time and…

How to Manage Your Time As a Small Business Owner

What’s your most valuable asset, as a small business owner? A survey of small business owners revealed that more thought time…

The 8-Step Process for Boosting Customer Happiness & Loyalty

In today’s digital age, increasing customer loyalty should be at the top of every small business’ marketing strategy. Don’t get us…

Becoming a Manager: 18 Signs Your Employee is Ready

Here are the key traits to look for in an employee you’re considering for management.

Restaurant Management Tips: What Every New Manager Needs to Know

Managing a restaurant is like watching over the gears of a complicated machine. Not only do you have the usual…

20 Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged Through the Summer

Sitting in the office or sitting at the beach. Riding in their car to work or riding a roller coaster…

18 Actionable Tips for Reducing Employee Turnover at Your Business

18 Actionable Tips for Reducing Employee Turnover at Your Business Good help is hard to find—and even harder to lose….

Internal Communications: A 101 Guide for New Managers

Think your employees are engaged at work? You’re probably wrong. A recent Gallup poll showed that nearly 70% of employees were…