Author: Grace Madlinger

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…

Workforce Optimization

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…

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….

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…

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

As a business owner leading a team of employees, solving workplace issues as they appear is just another part of…


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.

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 Motivate Employees at Any Level

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

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.

Why You Need to Concentrate on Customer Experience This Year

Last month, the Salesforce Fourth Annual State of Marketing Report named customer experience as the new “brand battlefield” for 2017. According to…

How to Balance Company Culture with Business Goals

How to Balance Company Culture with Business Goals Which came first: the company or the culture? Trick question—you can’t have…