Author: Chad Halvorson

Texting in the Workplace: Establishing a Company Policy

In the past, the use of cell phones – for any purpose, not just for texting – was expressly forbidden…

What Today’s Employees Want from Their Managers

In today’s tough economy, employers are often at a loss as to how to compensate extraordinary employees and minimize turnover…

Employee scheduling apps for iPhone and Android

Employee scheduling is easy with the new ‘When I Work’ app for Android & iPhone

We’ve been working hard to take the hassle out of employee scheduling by creating tools that are a snap to…

Find top notch talent with Shiftgig — our new partner

We’re kicking off the new year with an exciting new partnership. We’ve partnered with Shiftgig. Shiftgig makes it easy to…

Help us keep employee scheduling free for small businesses

2012 has been an exciting year for When I Work. One of the things that I’ve always considered special about…

Encouraging Productivity in the Workplace

Every working person can tell you that some days they are completely in the game; they get in the zone,…

Minneapolis Franchise My Burger Serves Up Smart Employee Scheduling with “When I Work”

ST. PAUL, MINN. (November 8th, 2012) — thisCLICKS LLC announced today that Minneapolis/St. Paul-based My Burger has selected When I…

Retail Action Project Spotlights Staff Scheduling Challenges

Retail work is unpredictable and varies with the seasons, which certainly presents a challenge for management. Scheduling sits at the…

Try TeamTxt™ for sending custom text messages to your staff

Today we launched TeamTxt™, a group texting service that allows managers to send custom messages to individual employees, other managers,…

Scheduling to Help Employees Balance Work and Caregiving

Most workers struggle to some extent with juggling their personal and professional commitments, but when a close relative or friend’s…

The Price of Chaotic Shift Work Schedules

Most managers realize that using efficient scheduling makes their jobs easier, and makes their employees happier, but the influence of…

Sweet Martha’s Goes Mobile with “When I Work” App for Employee Scheduling

ST. PAUL, MN – August 8, 2012 – Attendees of the 2012 Minnesota State Fair may have an easier time…

The Impact of Job Satisfaction on Customer Experience

Companies who focus on customer service generally have one main goal: make the customers happy so they will keep coming…

Introducing: The All New When I Work

We are excited to announce the next generation of When I Work. It’s what we’re calling “Employee Scheduling — Reinvented.”…

A Sneak Peek at the All New When I Work

This July we will be launching an all new version of When I Work. We’re incredibly excited to roll it…

Why we don’t have a month view (but still might one day)

We get this question a lot and I think it deserves an explanation. It all boils down to usability and…

Organize better staff scheduling

Organize Your Way to Smart Overtime Scheduling

It’s no secret that success in customer service industries hinges largely on prioritizing customer needs, and a common place for…

Robots Serving in Restaurants?

It is no surprise that the restaurant industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. Bizologie reports…

Make Summer Vacation Employee Scheduling a Breeze

Here in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, people are celebrating the beginnings of spring by peeling off their sweaters and breaking…

St. Francis Hospital Nurses: A Scheduling Evolution

If you’re skeptical about whether revamping your scheduling process could really impact your business, a recent article from HealthLeaders Media…

Round 2: Get to Know Your Customer Support: Wil

At When I Work we like to think of ourselves as a team. We are a small baseball-sized team that…

Generation Y is Taking Over But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry

As Generation Y edges into the workplace, older generations, such as Baby Boomers or Generation X, may be getting a…

Are We Turning Into ‘App Potatoes?’

We’ve all been there. You punch something into Google, like “Who is the muffin man?” and sure, you may find…

Get to Know your Customer Support

You may have noticed that when you write to When I Work support you receive a response from someone you…

Get to Know your Customer Support: Angie

You may have noticed that when you write to When I Work support you receive a response from someone you…

Fitness Clubs Kick Off Spring With Productive Employee Scheduling

Gyms are generally busy year-round, but when the snow starts to melt and the world begins awakening from the grey…

“All Things are Difficult Before they are Easy” –Thomas Fuller

For most people, change stirs up some conflicting feelings. Technology, which is ever changing, is a perfect example of something…

See our New Staff Scheduling iPhone App in Action

The folks at Daily App Show produced a nice demo of our new iPhone app for When I Work. It…

New Employee Scheduling iPhone App Gets Simple and Social-esque

We’re excited to announce the release of our new mobile ‘When I Work’ app for iPhone that hit the App…

Police Schedulers, Listen Up! More Alertness, Less Overtime

According to two recent studies, there’s a sleep disorder epidemic among police officers, but a simple shift length switch may…

Study: Discouraging Trends in Retail Employee Scheduling

The retail world has been abuzz this week with a report from Retail Action Project that speaks to the pains…

Management Tip: Drop the Facade, Gain Respect

“The boss” is a favorite token role of modern day comedy. Just think of iconic managers such as Michael Scott,…

Study Connects Flexible Employee Scheduling with Reduced Work-Family Conflicts

When managers begin the process of overhauling their schedule systems, they generally focus on streamlining the process through organization, and…

Restaurants Schedule Staff On-The-Go with Mobile Apps and Text Messaging

When I Work recently rolled out an exciting update to their mobile app which allows managers to adjust their schedules…

Twitter Helps Employers Manage Staff Scheduling One Tweet at a Time

ST. PAUL, MN – November 7, 2011 –The social and mobile employee scheduling app, When I Work, launched Twitter integration…

New Facebook App Makes Employee Scheduling Simple, Social, and Shareable

ST. PAUL, MN – November 2, 2011 – With work schedules that vary day-to-day, night-to-night, it’s no wonder that 29%…

Add Unpaid Breaks to Shifts

Today we added support for adding ‘unpaid breaks’ or lunch breaks to a shift. Adding unpaid breaks is simple. When…

Better Publishing Options for Your Schedule

We’ve made improvements to the schedule maker and how your schedule gets published. In the next week or so, you’ll…

Mobile Lifestyles Mean a Mobile Workforce

It’s no secret that our lives continue to become more and more mobile. In July 2011, The Pew Research Center…

Improve Retail Business Through Effective Staff Scheduling

With the economic conditions of the past few years, many retail stores have been struggling to stay afloat. When consumers…

Why restaurants should use text messaging for scheduling employees.

Restaurant managers have the difficult job of trying to create a well-organized schedule that takes into account the various availability…

Healthcare Providers Lower Costs and Improve Productivity with ‘When I Work’ Mobile Staff Scheduling Software

ST. PAUL, MN – September 12, 2011 – A ground-breaking scheduling software built to accommodate today’s mobile lifestyle has shifted…

Introducing Schedule Templates

Today’s a pretty big deal for When I Work. We launched “Templates” today, meaning that managers and Supervisors can now…

Employees can contact their co-workers

We rolled out an updated today that gives employees the option to “share” their contact info with their coworkers within…

Put Your Best Staff Forward

Since restaurants make up many When I Work customers, we payed special attention to a recent article on Canada’s Restaurant…

When I Work Celebrates First Anniversary with 10,000 Employee Milestone

August 22, 2011 — ST. PAUL, MN — August marks one year since When I Work launched its fast, simple,…

A diamond may be forever, but a repeating shift isn’t

We’re working on an update to our “Repeating Shift” option. The new repeating shift option will allow rotating shifts. For…

Steps to Smart Scheduling

We recently came across an enlightening Huffington Post article titled, “Four Steps to Workplace Flexibility and Smart Scheduling.” Joan Williams,…

Just When You Thought We Couldn’t Do It, We Did. Get Ready for Even Simpler Scheduling.

We know that as managers you want to create your schedule quickly but thoroughly, but you also want to ensure…

Restaurant Employee Productivity Improves with ‘When I Work’ Staff Scheduling Software

ST. PAUL, MN – June 22, 2011 – Restaurant staff software is helping restaurateurs of all sizes become more profitable,…