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 Businesses Need Social Media in Media Kits

Why Businesses Need Social Media in 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

  "Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." – Patrick Lencioni     When it comes to business, team dynamics is critical. A well-functioning team can accomplish great things, but a...

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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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Keep Your Business Cyber-Safe While Traveling

Keep Your Business Cyber-Safe While Traveling

Things are starting to open up and the possibility of travel is just over the horizon. If you own your own business, travel can often be an important part of keeping that business growing. And on top of the business trips that take you away from the office are,...

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Great books about business you must read

Great books about business you must read

It is impossible to read them all, and perhaps in the face of such an overwhelming number, you need some ideas to get started. We recommend that you start with one of the following books: Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating...

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Improve Employee Recognition

Improve Employee Recognition

It is a practice used to express appreciation, motivate employees, and reinforce desired company behavior. The goal of job recognition is to encourage employees in the workplace and showcase their good performance and positive business results. When an employee feels...

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How to Scale Your Business

How to Scale Your Business

9 Tips to Help Scale Your Small BusinessScalability is about capacity and capability. Does your business have the capacity to grow? Will your business systems, infrastructure and team be able to accommodate and keep up with growth? There’s a difference between scaling...

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11 Ways to Develop Leaders at Your Small Business

11 Ways to Develop Leaders at Your Small Business

As a small business owner you are forced to wear many hats, particularly as things begin to take shape and your company begins to grow. Having people on staff who can step up and help in larger roles will become a necessity. Bringing leaders in from outside the...

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10 Ways to Control Overtime at Your Small Business

10 Ways to Control Overtime at Your Small Business

When an employee works over 40 hours in a workweek, you may be required to pay them additional wages at a higher rate.  Overtime ranks as one of the biggest ongoing expenses for most companies, and poor management of overtime can cost your small business a lot of...

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Ideas to Improve Motivation at Work

Ideas to Improve Motivation at Work

Running a company is complicated, even more so in times when reality is harsh and life has changed so much in the past year. Many workspaces had to reinvent themselves to survive, many employees lost their jobs, others changed their way of working, others stopped...

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The Importance of Employee Performance Reviews

The Importance of Employee Performance Reviews

When you first started your company, employee reviews were probably just an act of self-reflection, as you were the only one sitting at the table. But as your company grows and you hire more employees, it becomes more and more important that you regularly evaluate...

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Self-Scheduling at Your Small Business

Self-Scheduling at Your Small Business

The Advantages of Self-SchedulingEven before COVID-19, many small businesses were working towards a self-scheduling model. Now, with so many people working from home or other remote locations, and with customer demands going unpredictably up and down, self-scheduling...

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Recognizing Burnout Within Your Small Business

Recognizing Burnout Within Your Small Business

First, you must recognize the issue. Many people ask, what is the difference between stress and burnout? Is there one? There is. And it’s important to understand that. Because there is a difference in how each syndrome presents itself, there is a difference in how...

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Budget Update – Employment Programs

Budget Update – Employment Programs

Brought to you by our partner HRLive At more than 700 pages the Federal government budget released yesterday includes something for everyone (we will briefly update the most significant announcements for employers). Permanent, unfunded spending increases means the...

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Creating a Safe Workplace Amid COVID Concerns

Creating a Safe Workplace Amid COVID Concerns

While we are not through the pandemic yet, the roll out of vaccinations has provided a light at the end of the tunnel. We are at a point where going back to the workplace is becoming a not-so-distant reality. And this is bringing with it a whole new set of challenges...

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The Importance of Scheduling for Small Business

The Importance of Scheduling for Small Business

No matter what business you’re in - retail, restaurant, services, professionals, healthcare - proper scheduling of your employees is paramount in guaranteeing the best experience for your clients and staff, leading to the best results for your bottom line. It creates...

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How to Deal with Stress at Work – Wherever it Is

How to Deal with Stress at Work – Wherever it Is

Ways to Deal with Work-Related Stress These unpredictable times have led to unprecedented levels of stress in the workforce. Its effects are real and potentially devastating. Many studies have shown how stress can lead to physical symptoms including headaches, upset...

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How to Hire During Times of Crisis

How to Hire During Times of Crisis

How to Hire During Times of CrisisA global crisis changes everything! Don’t we know it! You make your plans and the universe laughs.Things change everyday and it can feel impossible to keep up. And this is as true for your business as it is for everything else. Maybe...

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Lead Generation

Lead Generation

10 Lead Generating Strategies for Small BusinessWhether you’re just starting out or are an established small business, a good portion of your time, or your staff’s, is likely spent on lead generation. Lead generation is the actions or tactics you use to attract...

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Leadership Qualities are essential for success!

Leadership Qualities are essential for success!

7 Attributes of a Great Small Business LeaderGreat leadership is essential for any business to succeed. Without it, it is nearly impossible for a company to grow and expand in ever-changing markets. This may be especially true for small businesses that are often...

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7 Tips to Stay Productive While Working from Home

7 Tips to Stay Productive While Working from Home

7 Tips to Stay Productive While Working from HomeIn this year like no other year, many people have been forced to work from home. If you are used to, and happy with, an office environment, this change can be rather unsettling. There are a whole host of potential...

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Improving Communication at Your Small Business

Improving Communication at Your Small Business

11 Ways to Improve Communication at Your Small BusinessImportance of Communication Effective communication, both internal and external, is essential to the success of any business. It improves business performance in several different ways. First, good communication...

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The History of the Time Clock

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_clock "A time clock, sometimes known as a clock card machine or punch clock or time recorder, is a mechanical (or electronic) timepiece used to assist in tracking the hours worked by an employee...

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Manage Absence Request Types

Manage Absence Request Types Here's How To Manage Absence Request Types for TIMEwellSCHEDULED. The fully tailored time and attendance with employee scheduling enhances your workforce management capability.  

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Stat pay

You can now setup your stat pay rules AND holidays to make your timecard calculations even easier. Go to MANAGE MY BUSINESS and you will see a new setup, Manage Holidays & Stat Pay Setup  From here you can add new holidays, and set your rules.  

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TimeWellScheduled gets a new look!!

TimeWellScheduled is making intuitive changes to make things easier for you and your employees. New signups will start seeing these changes February 1st, 2015. Existing clients will have the option to preview for a month before flipping over.   New Login Page. New...

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New Partnership with Manage With Success

TimeWellScheduled and Manage With Success are partnering up so you can have 2 great products with just 1 system. Manage With Success consolidates human resources information into an web-database that is both easy to read and easy to use. Use Manage With Success...

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Possible Issue With Chrome Browser

In the last few days we've noticed clients having issues with our system and Chrome browsers. We are looking into this, it seems to be a caching issue in Chrome because a hard reset fixes it.   To do this, click the reload circle arrow icon to the left of the URL bar:...

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Faster Load Times

We worked hard the last few weeks to reduce the load times on most pages. You will now notice an improvement loading schedules, approving timecards or running reports.

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Blackout Periods

Several requests from clients prompted the addition of blackout periods for absence requests. Administrators can now add specific times within the year to prevent employees from requesting time off.

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What is TimeWellScheduled?

TimeWellScheduled is a product from Nerds On Site that uses cloud-based technology to provide an affordable and easy way to manage and track employee hours, time off, breaks, shifts, and much more. There is no hardware or software to install. Business owners can...

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