Author: Chad Halvorson

10 Steps to Increasing Employee Loyalty

Fostering employee loyalty is essential for the long-term success of any business.  Not only will it decrease turnover costs, it…

7 Tips For Great Pet Boarding Business Management

Pet boarding is a great business opportunity for animal lovers.  There are numerous organizations available to help novice pet boarders…

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7 Steps to Effective Black Friday Prep

Summer is nearly over already and it’s time to start seriously thinking about the upcoming holiday season.  And it’s never…

17 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees Happy

You already know the value of your employees—especially that core group you count as the cream of the crop.  And…

How to Hire Good Mobile Workers

Hiring mobile workers presents a new set of challenges that managers must overcome in order to effectively make use of…

Can You Keep a Good Employee from Quitting?

Did you know that the cost of a hiring and training a new employee can be anywhere from 25-200% of…

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15 Time-Saving Tips Retailers Should Implement Now

Do you often find yourself running around like a chicken with its head cut off?  Do you scramble to get…

7 Ways to Delight Your Hotel’s Team Members

Happy employees mean happy customers.  It sounds too simplistic to be true, but there is hard scientific proof to back…

Better Schedule Management for EMS and Firefighter Teams

It’s no secret that scheduling effectively is a crucial aspect of running a tight ship in the emergency response world. …

Do Your Seasonal Employees Qualify for Unemployment?

As CNN recently pointed out, “Federal law gives each state the option to decide whether or not to allow seasonal…

Creating Cohesiveness Among Mobile Workers

Mobile work arrangements have never been more viable than they are today. Advancements in technology have made mobile work faster,…

Summer Work Schedule [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you one of the 29% of employers that plans to hire a summer seasonal employee this year?  If so,…

5 New Scheduling Features You’ve Been Asking For

We have been busy this year building out new features and tools that will make scheduling even easier for you!…

3 Free Ways to Schedule Your Employees

If you run or manage a business that employs hourly workers, you no doubt are using something for scheduling and…

Getting the Most Out of Your Summer Workforce

Restaurants, hotels, landscaping businesses, summer camps, concert venues, amusement parks are all very different types of companies, but they all…

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Fun with Fido: Easy Ways to Streamline Your Dog-Walking Business

Dog walking can be a fun, rewarding—and sometimes hectic—way to earn a living.  Whether you’re looking to build a cash…

Remote Worker Crisis Management: How to Handle Emergencies

Running a business that relies on remote workers presents a series of unique challenges that other more traditional businesses just…

7 Apps to Make Management Easier

So many business managers seem stuck in the past—back in the days where computers took up whole rooms, and “digital…

11 HR Mistakes Your Small Business is Making

Your business and management team are (for the most part) focused on growth, customer service, and the bottom line.  But…

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Starting from Scratch: How to Grow Your Catering Business

So, you want to start a catering business.  The good news is that according to Inc.com, the catering business is…

Would Your Employees Benefit from a Mentorship Program?

Chances are the answer to that question is yes.  Mentorship programs offer a plethora of benefits to companies that use…

Pharmacy Fixes: 7 Steps to Running More Smoothly

The pharmacy business is not an easy one to break into, nor is it one that’s friendly toward small or…

Overtime Rocks: Take the Next Step to Becoming a Rockstar [INFOGRAPHIC]

Want to distinguish yourself in the workplace?  Your attention to detail and your timely completion of projects might be overlooked…

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Shift History [NEW FEATURE]

Today we rolled out a new view for your shifts — Shift History (see it in action). Now you can…

Top 7 Challenges Facing Home Health Care Agencies in 2013

It’s no secret that the home health care industry is booming.  In fact, it’s one of the largest growing trades…

Easy Solutions to the Most Common Scheduling Problems

Scheduling problems are some of the most common issues small to mid-sized businesses face.  In fact, there are few things…

How to Be the Manager Your Employees Want to Work For

If you’ve been in the workforce for any length of time, you’ve no doubt had good managers and bad managers. …

11 Ways to Improve Your Onboarding Program

Your employee onboarding program is the first – and, in many ways, the only – opportunity you have to get…

Is Your Coffee Shop Out of Control?

Coffee shops are trendy, they’re popular and they’re profitable – that’s why there are over 20,000 of them nationwide.  From…

7 Warning Signs that Your Employees are About to Quit

Let’s face it – the hiring process can be a nightmare. It’s an incredibly time-consuming task and there’s no guarantee…

Managing and Preventing Employee Fraud

Employee fraud is a huge problem for small- to medium-sized businesses across the country, as statistics from the Association of…

Tech Tools All Managers Need

It’s no secret that new technology is taking over small businesses that have traditionally relied on brick and mortar storefronts,…

11 Ways to Make Your Dental Practice Run More Smoothly

Sometimes, it’s hard to see your dental practice as a business, rather than a service.  Chances are you didn’t become…

Are You a Productive Manager or a Busy Manager?

We all know that being busy isn’t the same as being productive.  Or do we?  The fallacy of the busy…

Managing Remote Worker Morale

For years proponents of the mobile and remote workforce have been citing studies that show the benefits of letting your…

The Anatomy of The Hourly Workforce [INFOGRAPHIC]

Today’s workforce is constantly evolving. From Baby Boomers to Generation Y, hard working members of society have adapted new work…

Automate Common Business Tasks with Mobile Technology

AT&T has surpassed the ailing Blackberry as the “business” wireless provider.  Their investment in mobile technology is really a response…

Top 10 Human Resources Bloggers You Must Follow

The old stereotype of the Human Resources department being full of busy-body old ladies is a thing of the past! …

How Technology is Changing the Home Healthcare Industry

By 2020, 50 million Americans will be 65 or older – representing an estimated 17% of the entire population. However,…

Managing Your Restaurant with Mobile Technology

According to a recent article in USA Today, restaurateurs are ignoring their customers.  That’s right.  While diners are more than…

Understanding Your Unique Management Style

Since the beginning of the last century, there’s been a lot of scientific research conducted on the process of management…

5 Scheduling Mistakes that Frustrate Employees

“Scheduling is the biggest thing you can do to keep employees happy.” These wise words come from Jim Tobias, the…

Technology Trends in Retail Management

Technology continues to drive retail in ways that no one could have predicted.  The availability and proliferation of mobile devices…

The Evolution of Human Resources [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your company’s HR team serves a number of important functions within your organization – but the reality is that these…

5 Types of Employees to Weed Out of Your Business

Nobody enjoys the idea of having to fire employees, but sometimes it’s the only way to improve your business’s effectiveness,…

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Management Team

Your managers are one of the most important parts of your company’s infrastructure, as they’re responsible for the success of…

7 Easy Ways to Cut Back on Common Office Expenses

We’re all looking for ways to save money at home, so why are so few of us doing the same…

Understanding “Gen Y’s” Workplace Expectations

Bridging the generational gap at work is quickly becoming an essential part of running an effective business.  As Generation Y…

Working Effectively with Mobile Employees

The news media and business publications have focused a lot of attention recently on managing mobile and remote employees in…

Building an Ethical Workplace

Building an ethical workplace is a key component of running a successful business.  Ethical issues can not only cripple internal…

Are Your Labor Costs Out of Control?

According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, labor costs are one of the largest expenses any company has…

7 Time Wasters That Managers Must Defeat

Talk to any business manager long enough and two familiar phrases will inevitably come up – “Time is money,” and…

How Mobile Technology is Changing the Business World [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to some estimates, mobile internet usage may exceed desktop internet access as early as the year 2014. And while…

3 Easy Ways to Minimize Employee Turnover

Ask just about anyone who manages a business that hires hourly wage employees (especially those involved in retail, food service…