Author: Chad Halvorson

Make Part-Time Employee Development a Priority

Too often companies hire part-time staff then heed them little or no attention. A decision like that can bring negative…

How to Motivate Your Newest Employees

For any company, hiring and training new hires can be quite the hassle. Amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday…

5 Ways Your Employees Can Help You Land New Clients

Since the beginning of business, getting new clients and customers has always been an issue. Advertising through newspapers, television or…

Why You Need Another Effective Leader On Your Part-Time Team

Every established manager has to deal with full-time and part-time staff. Facilitating a productive workplace can be difficult and exhausting….

How To Grow a Sustainable Team of Part-Time Workers

Start by understanding the part-time workforce Currently the hourly workforce in the US comprises over 60% of all employees. Retention…

The Current State and Future of “Made in America” Business

For some products, the fact that they are made outside of the United States’ borders is of little consequence. For…

The Pros and Cons of Raising the Minimum Wage

The debate over raising the minimum wage has been a hot topic after President Obama explained in his 2014 State…

10 Best New Apps to Communicate With Your Offsite Worker

While there are certainly perks of having offsite workers, you as a manager definitely have to put in some effort…

How Technology Can Help You Increase Sales

Even if your business has virtually nothing to do with technology, implementing a little here and there can work wonders…

Tips For Managing Multiple Teams in Multiple Locations

Whether you’re a regional manager of multiple locations across the state or just opening a second location across town, managing…

8 Tips on How to Write Your First Employee Handbook

A well-written employee handbook is essential for creating a strong relationship with your hourly employees. Employee handbooks are an excellent…

Breaking Down Breaking Bad Infographic

“You clearly don’t know who you’re talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger, Skyler….

Give Employee Feedback That Actually Makes a Difference

An employee mistake or bad habit can cost managers and business owners time and money. It’s a frustrating reality that…

The Simple Equation to Writing a Winning Job Ad

From video to voices, everyone is trying to secure a modicum of attention on the busy Internet. As a business-owner…

The Ultimate Guide To Workplace Motivation

With part-time workers, motivation can be an issue. But as a business that relies on optimal performance to grow, you…

4 Personalities You Should Have on Your Team

Managing a part-time workforce can be a real challenge. Rotating personalities and staff assets make optimizing your team’s chemistry an…

How to Prevent Part-Time Employees From Skipping Out On Their Shifts

There comes a point with hourly employees where you may find a surge in people asking to drop shifts, exchange…

How to Hire the Top Construction Workers in Your Area

Being a top construction company in your area means hiring construction workers who can carry out your company’s values and…

How to Effectively Manage Different Generations

Different generations communicate differently and are motivated by different managing techniques. This makes it difficult for you as a manager…

Why Your Business Should Go Paperless in 2014 when I work employee scheduling software

Why Your Business Should Go Paperless in 2014

If you run a successful business, it can be difficult to justify a change. The phrase “don’t fix what isn’t…

Effective Strategies For Nurturing Your Top Part-Time Talent

Managing a part-time workforce has inherent challenges. The fluctuation of schedules and sometimes disappointing standards of work carried by part-time…

3000 Reasons We Just Received $4 Million

Who knew back in September, when we won the high-tech division of the Minnesota Cup — the statewide entrepreneurial competition that recognizes…

How to Attract More Volunteers in 2014

Good volunteers are hard to come by in a world where there never seems to be enough hours in a…

How to Hire the Right College Student Part-Time Help

  When hiring part-time employees, it’s no secret that college students are in most need of money (and most likely…

The Secret to Growing Your Dental Practice

Growing a dental practice can be hard work. Even if you received your training from a top-notch school and are…

Repairing Efficiency Breakdowns In the Workplace [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that according to a recent survey, more than 50% of managers take over 2 hours to manually…

Get Creative with Your Part-Time Employee Retention Strategies: 5 Great Ideas

Part-time employee retention is one of the biggest problems businesses can face. Part-time employees are sometimes only in it for…

How to Get More People Into Your Clothing Store in 2014

Once the holiday shopping season starts to wind down, you’re going to probably start thinking about what you can do…

Why Employee Happiness Matters

Each day it seems there are more and more magazine articles, podcasts, and tweets crafted about the importance of employee…

The Habits and Attitudes of Successful Business Owners

Being a successful business owner doesn’t happen overnight. We all know that success comes to those who work hard and…

How You as a Business Owner Could Benefit From Mobile

Before you read on, answer one quick question: do you have a phone in your pocket? Okay, two questions: is…

5 Tips For Managing Millennials

Every few years brings a new generation. With each generation comes a new set of mentalities, expectations, and challenges. The…

10 Ways to Boost Catering Sales This Christmas

Christmas is a food-centric holiday that offers plenty of catering opportunities for holiday parties, end-of-the-year events, and corporate end-of-the-year functions….

How to Attract Better Part-Time Employees in 2014

Do you feel like you have a high turnover rate in your staff? Are you constantly feeling as though the…

10 Ways to Increase Online Sales in 2014

The online market is continually becoming a competitive atmosphere as more and more people turn to online shopping to cut…

How to Deliver Uncomfortable Employee Feedback

If you manage employees, chances are at one point or another you will have to address conflicts, which can lead…

How to Keep Your Part-Time Workers Motivated During the Holiday Shopping Season

The holidays are an especially taxing time for part-time employees who have to deal with the holiday shopping rush as…

8 Ways to Bring More People Into Your Coffee Shop This Fall

A new season brings change in customer traffic, and as fall approaches, many customers fall into “hibernation mode” and skip…

5 Ways To Gauge How Happy Your Hourly Workers Are

A happier employee is a better employee, but sometimes it’s not that easy to tell. As a manager, it is…

8 Ways To Bring More Traffic Into Your Retail Store This Fall

Fall is the perfect time to bring new traffic into your retail store. People are enjoying a more crisp and…

Delightful Payroll Meets Simple Scheduling

Today we’re excited to announce a new, exciting partnership with ZenPayroll—a company that provides a modern cloud-based payroll service that…

[Soft Launch] Time Clock & Attendance Software: WageBase

As many of you may know, we’ve been hard at it building an elegant mobile time clock software that works…

Five Ways to Grow Your Off-Premise Catering Sales

A Catering Institute Original Essay by Erle Dardick For any restaurant operator looking to layer a catering program on top…

7 Ways To Improve Your Salon Business

While many stylists-turned-salon owners do “okay” running their own shops, their salons could be doing much better if they took…

10 Cities With The Fast-Growing Job Markets

It’s hard to believe that with all the news about a struggling economy (is the recession over or isn’t it?)…

7 Great Employee Retention Strategies

Entrepreneur recently reported on a Watson Wyatt survey that uncovered a scary statistic:  more than 50% of employers polled said…

3 Ways To Set Business Goals You Can Actually Achieve

As a small business owner you’ve heard a lot about setting goals.  You have to set progress goals in order…

The Complete Guide To Improving Employee Productivity

Productivity is a key metric in any business situation.  When you and your employees are productive you: Cut payroll costs…

The Evolution of Employee Scheduling [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are a number of potential benefits associated with effective employee scheduling. Business owners who invest in some sort of…

10 Ways To Manage Your Time Better

Time flies—especially when you’re trying to get things done.  In order to be successful in business and in life, you…

5 Hiring Mistakes Most Business Owners Make

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, two out of three new hires will disappoint you. Employee turnover is a very…

How to Keep Your Employee Engaged

Employee engagement is critical to the success of any company.  If you’re working with employees that aren’t “all there,” you’re…

7 Ways to Improve Your Cupcake Bakery Business

Your cupcake bakery business is essentially an extension of who you are.  Unlike traditional bakeries with their yeast rolls and…

12 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Letting An Employee Go

Firing an employee is never an easy task.  Even the most jaded manager can balk at the process of cutting…