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…

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…

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…

Why Employee Happiness Matters

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

5 Ways to Delight Your Employees with Payroll

Today’s guest post comes from Tomer London of ZenPayroll Your employees are spending a significant amount of their time and…

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…

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…

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…

Managing Remote Worker Morale

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…