How to write a killer job ad

How to write a killer job ad

When you manage hourly employees, writing job ads is something you do fairly often. Hourly workers are often students whose class schedules change or who seek new careers once they graduate. They’re also caretakers, moms, dads, and part-timers with other jobs. All of the realities of these other roles means you will certainly find yourself … Continued

5 Science-proven productivity hacks for managers

5 Science-proven productivity hacks for managers

As a manager, you’re a bit like that stretchy rubber doll from the nineties — each limb being pulled in an opposite direction by your hourly workers, customers, and higher-ups from the second you step into work. Saving time, and energy, are paramount to the success of your business, not to mention your own sanity … Continued

The two reasons why a dependable work schedule is so important

The two reasons why a dependable work schedule is so important

If you manage hourly employees, you know how many issues can come up when you’re trying to schedule shifts. Hourly employees are often students, parents, or caregivers with very specific need scheduling needs. A dependable schedule helps employees balance their work lives and their home lives. It also gives them a chance to better themselves … Continued

Should you offer split shifts and flex-time?

Should you offer split shifts and flex-time?

In the ever-evolving business landscape, flexible scheduling has become a hot topic. The reason is simple: when workers have more control of their schedules, they have better work-life balance and thus more satisfaction on the job itself. In its 2015 Workplace Flexibility Study, WorkplaceTrends.com found that flex programs improved employee satisfaction by 87%, boosted productivity … Continued

How to motivate your staff during the holidays

How to motivate your staff during the holidays

It’s that time of year again when the festive music gets piped into stores and holiday decorations adorn windows and doors. People everywhere try to get into the holiday spirit. They give generously to charities, purchase gifts for friends and family members, and look to the new year as a chance to set new goals … Continued

The key to mobile workforce management

The key to mobile workforce management

If you asked employees and executives what’s changed day-to-day work the most, most would probably answer technology. It’s ushered in new efficiencies and possibilities that even two decades ago were mostly unthinkable—including a more mobile yet more connected workforce. All manner of people and positions—from dispatch to track to communications—can utilize mobile workforce capabilities. Before … Continued

How to prevent your employees from quitting

How to prevent your employees from quitting

If your business employs hourly workers, you might feel resigned to the fact that high turnover is just a fact of life. But that’s not necessarily the case. Managers can use an array of strategies to encourage hourly employees to stick around longer — including many tactics that won’t cost a thing. Make Retention a Constant Priority … Continued

How to manage Millennials and streamline your business at the same time

How to manage Millennials and streamline your business at the same time

Known for being self-centered, entitled, and technology obsessed, the Millennial generation seems to be characterized by nothing but negative stereotypes, including those in the workplace.

Ideas for rewarding employees that work

Ideas for rewarding employees that work

As a manager, you know you have it good. Your team members work hard and make customers happy. They come through for you even when things get tough. You want to encourage them to keep up the great work and to stick with your business for the long haul instead of looking for another job. … Continued

Stand out: Make your business more competitive

Stand out: Make your business more competitive

You’re proud of your business, and you know you and your team do great work. Sometimes, though, you can’t help feeling a little lost in the crowd amid all the competition. Delivering a quality product or service is only the first step to making your business stand out. Try some of these ideas to differentiate … Continued