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7 Communication barriers to avoid for small businesses

Posted on Thursday 4th September

You don’t have to be a communication guru to be good at communicating but it helps when dealing with some of the stakeholders in your business; management, staff or clients. You can reduce the sheer volume of information you communicate by sharing some of it online rather than face to face. Either way many things ne...

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Freeing up time for strategic planning can keep SME's and Start Ups on track

Posted on Friday 22nd August

Last week I wrote about some of the challenges facing Start Ups and SME’s and in this blog I would like to continue with another one of the key issues they face. The time required for the strategic planning and why you, as a Startup or SME should make it a priority. Thinking about or planning to start a business? ...

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5 Essential time saving tips & ideas for SMEs and Startups

Posted on Friday 15th August

As the founder or director of a start up or a SME, there are many challenges and demands on your time especially if you are expanding. You are often the key person within the business the fulcrum around which the business and staff pivot, the glue that keeps it all together and paradoxically the oil that smoothes its o...

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Serious absence management issues cost industry £14bn a year!

Posted on Thursday 7th August

Essential to the ongoing financial success of a business is its profitability and cashflow. This profitability will depend on many factors including the skill and management expertise of the individuals within the business. Their ability to act will also depend on them being ...

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Do your staff members sometimes need a simple unavailability period instead of an absence?

Posted on Wednesday 6th August

Employees can set themselves unavailable for any period of time by going to their shift calendar in the staff portal, clicking on a day in it and setting the dates of the unavailability. Unavailabilities do not require admin approval and show up in both the staff and admin calendars. ...

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What are your workforce management problems and how could software solve them?

Posted on Thursday 31st July

What is workforce management? Workforce management in layman’s terms is the task of managing or handling your employees, staff or workforce. That’s managing their hours, the tasks they do, the scheduling of both of these, their overall workload, their allocation to specific jobs, tasks or s...

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Do some of your shifts have extra expenses connected to them?

Posted on Wednesday 30th July

You can add expenses to shifts. Here's how: 1. Go to your Schedule page and click on the Shifts List icon in the top left corner. 2. Find the shift in the list you want to add an expense to and click on the little magnifying glass icon on the right hand side of it. 3. This will take you to the shift detai...

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Increase in the use of temporary labour shows importance of flexible working

Posted on Thursday 24th July

According to Staffing Industry Analysts and the latest Comensura Government Index, during April 2013 to March 2014, temporary labour usage in local authorities and other public bodies increased by a total of +2.7%. The increase shows that local authorities are continuously more eager to use temporary workforce to pro...

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Do you need to share documents with all staff members or even just specific ones?

Posted on Thursday 24th July

When uploading new documents on your documents page, you can make them relevant or visible to either all staff or specific employees. Making the document relevant means that the document will show up on the selected staff members' profiles in the Admin portal Making it visible means that the selected staff m...

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​Timesheets – challenges of paper recording and the online alternatives

Posted on Monday 21st July

Love them or hate them, paper timesheets have been used by companies for years and years despite the many problems and challenges to overcome when dealing with them. Information collection The process of collecting the information for the completion and submission of timesheets can ...

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