The Employee Recognition Stats You Need to Share with Your Leaders

The Employee Recognition Statistics You Need to Share With Your Leaders

This post was originally published by our friends at Bonusly.  At Bonusly we talk so much about employee recognition that…

How to Keep Your Employees Motivated and Productive Through The Holiday Season

Ready or not, here it comes. No, it’s not a hideous end-of-October monster. It’s…the Holiday Season. It’s that special time…

8 Ways to Reduce Your Employees Overtime

8 of Easy Ways to Reduce Your Employees’ Overtime

Overtime comes at a high price for businesses. It can often feel like your only option, but overtime doesn’t have…

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an Inclement Weather Policy

Temperatures over 100 degrees, El Niño, polar vortexes, or even just a few inches of snow. While the meaning of…

the comprehensive guide to scaling your business

The Comprehensive Guide to Scaling Your Business

It’s what every entrepreneur hopes for—your business is thriving. Your customers are happy and your revenue forecast is even happier….

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Why Employee Burnout is Harmful to Your Business

American employers are facing a burnout epidemic. About two-thirds of full-time workers today report experiencing burnout, while hourly and shift employees face…

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7 Tips for Helping Employees That Are Burnt Out

Employee burnout is a real problem. Just ask the World Health Organization which recently said that employee burnout consists of three…

5 Ways to Promote Work-Life Integration Among Your Employees

The boundaries between your personal life and your work life have been blurring for years. You can thank technology for…

How to manage stress at work

16 Helpful Ways to Deal with Stress At Work

40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful. That’s a problem. Regardless of what kind of work…

7 Traits of People Who Get Promoted

Do your employees wonder how to get promoted? Are there uncomfortable struggles between employees who think promotion is based on…

Shift Notes Newsletter

Each month we’ll show up in your inbox with news you need to know about employing and managing an hourly…

Fair Workweek What You Need to Know Hourly Workers

Fair Workweek: What You Need to Know

“Fair workweek” initiatives are on the rise. Cities like Chicago, New York, and more passing legislation to protect part-time workers…

11 Team Management Skills You Need To Lead Your Team

Did you know? Employees who are dissatisfied with their manager’s performance are four times as likely to be job hunting. Your…

7 Best Practices for an Effective Employee Performance Review

An employee performance review is a formal assessment of an employee’s work performance. These reviews help foster open communication between…

Crucial Tips for Onboarding New Employees

So you’ve hired a new employee, one who is sure to be a rising star in your company. Congratulations! That’s…

5 Ways to Handle Employee No-Call, No-Shows

A no-call, no-show is an instance when an employee doesn’t get prior approval for missing a day off and then…

Auto-Scheduler for Employees: How to Save Time with Automatic Scheduling

Tired of spending hours each week figuring out who will work…the hours each week?  Instead of a cumbersome process full of…

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…

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…

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 Holiday Promotion Ideas to Dominate the Holiday Season

In 2018, holiday spending surpassed $1 trillion. In nearly every retail sector, the holidays are a huge boost to 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!