How the 9 80 Flexible Schedule Works

How the 9 80 Flexible Schedule Works

What is a 9/80 Work Schedule? The 9 80 is a compressed work schedule that takes a two-week pay period and splits it into eight nine-hour days and one eight-hour day. But, employees are still paid for the entire 80-hour work week. This means employees work nine hours a...

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How to close a sale in retail – 5 proven methods

How to close a sale in retail – 5 proven methods

No matter how great your product or service is, you won't make any money if you can't close the sale. In this blog post, we'll share five proven methods to close a sale in retail. Implement these techniques, and you'll see an increase in sales and profits! What are...

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How to measure employee loyalty

How to measure employee loyalty

Whether you're a small business or a large corporation, retaining your employees is essential to your success. But how can you tell if your employees are content and satisfied in their roles? And more importantly, how can you keep them from jumping ship the first...

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Shift Changes – Policies and Best Practices

Shift Changes – Policies and Best Practices

In the retail business, shift changes are a regular occurrence. And while they can be a bit chaotic at times, they can also run smoothly with the right scheduling system, policies, and best practices. This blog outlines essential tips for ensuring smooth shift...

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What is assortment planning in retail?

What is assortment planning in retail?

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!" ― Benjamin Franklin. When it comes to retail, one of the biggest challenges for business owners and managers in planning the product assortment. What should be carried in the store and what shouldn't? How do you decide...

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What is retail management? 4 Main Responsibilities

What is retail management? 4 Main Responsibilities

"You walk into a retail store, whatever it is, and if there's a sense of entertainment and excitement and electricity, you wanna be there." — Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks. In order to be a successful retail business owner or manager, it's essential to understand the...

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How to upsell in retail – 5 Proven Methods!

How to upsell in retail – 5 Proven Methods!

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer's always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. - Nora Roberts Retail upselling is important for online sales and brick-and-mortar retail businesses. It...

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What is omnichannel retail? – Overview & Benefits

What is omnichannel retail? – Overview & Benefits

"A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is—it is what consumers tell each other it is." – Scott Cook, co-founder of Intuit 287% higher purchase rate when marketers use three or more channels in any one campaign versus those using a single-channel campaign....

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What are the five key points of selling retail?

What are the five key points of selling retail?

Solution-selling is a proven 5-point method of selling retail "solutions" rather than products by utilizing the following retail strategy: Greet customers, Identify their pain points or problem, Probe for Information and clarification Propose a value-added solution,...

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What is retail theft! & How to prevent it!

What is retail theft! & How to prevent it!

Did you know that retail theft is the most common crime in the US! In fact, 1 out of 11 Americans are shoplifters! On top of that, did you know that 33% percent of people surveyed admit to having shoplifted at least once in their life. That's 1 in 3 people! It's a...

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How to Implement a Cost-Effective RTV Process

How to Implement a Cost-Effective RTV Process

As a small business owner, you're always looking for ways to save money and streamline your operations. One way to do this is by implementing a cost-effective return to vendor process. This article will outline some tips on making this process as painless as possible...

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Creating an Effective Staff Meeting Agenda

Creating an Effective Staff Meeting Agenda

When it comes to holding an effective staff meeting, having a well-organized agenda is essential. By taking the time to create and follow an agenda, you can ensure that your meeting runs smoothly and that everyone has the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas....

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What is Social Retail?

What is Social Retail?

Social retail is a new marketing concept that combines social media interaction with traditional and digital outlets to engage with consumers and sell. The idea behind social retail is simple: reward individuals for sharing items they like. The popularity of social...

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Let’s Optimize your Schedule of Availability

Let’s Optimize your Schedule of Availability

At TimeWellScheduled.com, the thing we do best is, automate and optimize your businesses' scheduling process. Take for example, a schedule of employee availability. It’s an essential document that shows when your employees are available to work. This document is often...

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Tips for getting your open shift filled

Tips for getting your open shift filled

Open Shifts!$? Are you a retail manager struggling to fill an open shift? Are you looking for solutions on how to get it filled? Maybe you're an employee looking for a way to make some extra money? Or, perhaps you need a shift covered? It's no secret that open shifts...

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How AI is changing retail

How AI is changing retail

Business people know that retail is changing at an extremely fast pace. Driven by the global pandemic, regional conflicts, and other disruptions, leaders in the retail industry are looking to AI for solutions more than at any time before. AI systems and software...

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Buddy punching: What you need to know

Buddy punching: What you need to know

Employee buddy punching is an expensive problem for many business owners! According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, buddy punching costs US employers upwards of $373 million a year. What's more, Sixteen percent of US employees who track time openly admit to...

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Business 101: The 4 Management Functions

Business 101: The 4 Management Functions

The managerial process encompasses four management functions, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Each function is important in its own right, although they all work in unison for the purpose of achieving organizational goals. In this blog post,...

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Why do Businesses Need Media Kits?

Why do Businesses Need Media Kits?

Every business needs a media kit. A media kit is a collection of information and materials that you can use to promote your company to the media. Your media kit should include everything from your company profile and mission statement to fact sheets and press...

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How to use Professional Networking Effectively

How to use Professional Networking Effectively

Are you looking to build relationships with other business professionals in your area? Professional networking can be a great way to expand your circle of contacts, learn from others in your industry, and find potential referral partners. This blog post will discuss...

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How to Improve Team Dynamics – An Overview

How to Improve Team Dynamics – An Overview

When it comes to business, team dynamics is critical. A well-functioning team can accomplish great things, but a dysfunctional team can quickly derail even the best intentions. If you're looking to improve your team dynamics, there are numerous things you can do. In...

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The Best Reason To Use a Biometric Time Clock

The Best Reason To Use a Biometric Time Clock

Did you know the first known recorded timeclock is over 3,200 years old? On Feb 15, 2022, scientists found a 3,200-Year-Old Egyptian tablet providing evidence that ancient Egyptians recorded attendance and absences from work. The timeclock was called an ostracon. An...

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How do I greet customers at retail stores?

How do I greet customers at retail stores?

When greeting a customer, it's essential to be polite and professional. Use a warm and friendly tone, and greet them by name if you know it. Be sure to greet everyone who enters your store, even if they don't buy anything. A simple hello can make a big difference in...

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What is business continuity planning?

What is business continuity planning?

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) lays out the steps and procedures a company will follow before, during, and in the wake of a disaster to maintain maximum functionality during the emergency and get its operations back to normal in the shortest possible time. Every...

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How should a good business leader be?

How should a good business leader be?

"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails."-John Maxwell. Being a leader in business is more than just having a position of authority. It's about using that power to impact people inside and outside of the...

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Analytics in Big Data

Analytics in Big Data

When making data-driven decisions, businesses need to understand and analyze their data. Thankfully, several different analytics tools can help with this. Companies can quickly get insights into customer behavior, market trends, and more by using the right tool for...

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What is a gig worker?

What is a gig worker?

The term "gig" is jargon for "temporary job." You've likely heard it used conversationally, especially when freelancers say, "I've booked a gig." Additionally, you've probably heard of a "gig economy," which means a free market system in which businesses use...

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Implement Change Management

Implement Change Management

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new" - Socrates Making changes in your small business can be daunting, but it is critical for growth. Many changes, such as process improvements or new technology...

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Human Resources Information System – HRIS

Human Resources Information System – HRIS

Most successful companies today have HRIS systems. A human resources information system, or HRIS, is an essential tool. Companies that have successfully implemented HRIS systems include Google, Apple, and Microsoft. These companies have used their HRIS systems to...

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Employee Retention Strategy in 2022

Employee Retention Strategy in 2022

"People work for money but go the extra mile for recognition, praise and rewards." - Dale Carnegie. The "great resignation" describes the growing trend of mass resignations in every economic sector. People quit their jobs for many reasons, but most people say they...

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Conducting Job Interviews

Conducting Job Interviews

Unsure of how to conduct job interviews? This blog post will give you some tips on making the process run smoothly and help you determine whether or not the candidate is a good fit for your company

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Tips for Motivate Teenage Employees to Stay Effective!

Tips for Motivate Teenage Employees to Stay Effective!

Teenagers are the workers that keep many businesses afloat, offering them affordable labour at flexible hours (especially during the holidays). The one thing that business owners forget about though is that teenagers are getting smarter over time, and it can be...

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3 Ways to Improve Communication Among Team Members

3 Ways to Improve Communication Among Team Members

Communication is one of the easiest ways to keep your team members in the loop, as well as improve upon productivity. Whenever you can connect with your team and communicate effectively, you can get your point across without any wasted time. This leads to people...

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What is Minimum Wage in Ontario (and Is It Enough?)

What is Minimum Wage in Ontario (and Is It Enough?)

Employees are turning towards freelance and remote gigs now more than ever, but there are also more small businesses being developed on top of that. The minimum wage that people in Ontario experience is lackluster to say the least, and that’s mainly due to the living...

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Working Parents: How to Support Them as a Manager

Working Parents: How to Support Them as a Manager

Working through the pandemic, in general, has been tough, but that can ring especially true for anybody who is also a parent. Whether they’ve got toddlers or even college students, the pandemic has pushed many children back into their homes for school - the only...

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Management Styles: Finding the Perfect Fit

Management Styles: Finding the Perfect Fit

There are four total management styles to consider, with each one pertaining to a different sort of managerial process. Some managers will be laid back and allow employees to do their thing, while others will demand greatness and help people reach their true...

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3 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged 2021-22

3 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged 2021-22

Ever since the pandemic managers have been trying to figure out how they can keep their employees engaged throughout the year, regardless of whether they’re working remotely or not. If you aren’t completely sure how to revitalize your team and keep them engaged,...

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Worker Burnout – How Much Can It Impact Your Team?

Worker Burnout – How Much Can It Impact Your Team?

Some business owners believe in hard work and determination, which translates into less than stellar circumstances for their employees. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t any fair and successful business owners out there that have this philosophy, but there’s a...

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Employee Motivation in the Time of Covid

Employee Motivation in the Time of Covid

We are living through unprecedented times. We don’t know when we’ll be able to stop and look back on them, because we don’t know when they’re going to end. What we do know is that the constant change, the constant dealing with the unknown, is making things tough on...

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Canadian Labour Laws for Small Business: Part One

Canadian Labour Laws for Small Business: Part One

Starting your own business means wearing a whole lot of different hats, at least at the beginning. Head of Production, V.P. Marketing, HR Director. One hat you want to be careful about wearing is Head of Legal. Canada’s labour laws as outlined in the Employment...

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Why NOT to Talk Politics at the Office

Why NOT to Talk Politics at the Office

A simple question: Is it appropriate to discuss politics at the office? The simple answer (that would make this the shortest article we’ve posted by several pages): No. The last decade or so has seen the most divisive and polarizing political figures, policies and...

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Update to vital signs

Update to vital signs

We've added more details to the vital signs on the dashboard, we now show you yesterdays numbers and this week so you can keep on top of the current budget percent.

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15 Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

15 Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

For some, becoming an entrepreneur is the culmination of the (North) American Dream. It can be a thrill ride that leads to enormous wealth and a pathway to true freedom. But it carries with it a great deal of risk, especially at the beginning. It takes a real...

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Firing your IT Pro

Firing your IT Pro

How to Fire Your IT Professional While Protecting Your Data Firing an employee is never easy and never pleasant. Firing your IT pro or Systems Administrator comes with a whole other set of issues. Often referred to as “the keeper of the keys”, this individual has the...

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Getting Your Grad Tech Ready

Getting Your Grad Tech Ready

Getting Your High School Grad Tech-Ready for the Next Step Time flies! It seems like just yesterday she was all pigtails and puddle jumping, and mere weeks ago that you were teaching him how to knot a tie for his first school dance. (Does anyone wear ties to school...

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How to Hire an IT Pro

How to Hire an IT Pro

As your business expands and grows, you will find a need to have an IT Professional. These 4 tips will help you get the right fit, the first time! How to Hire the Right IT Professional for Your Business As your company grows, there is no doubt you will need a...

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Updates to the employee app

Updates to the employee app

We've launched an update to the employee app that includes Ability for employees to request time off within the app Ability for employees to enter availability within the app Updated controls and designs

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