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The value of hard work is often drummed into us from a young age. “Putting the hours in” is seen as a desirable trait, and one that’ll ultimately get you the rewards you deserve. But while that attitude may have made sense in the age of manual labor, it’s less relevant to a world that’s […]

An Ultimate Guide For Workforce Optimization
What is Employee Empowerment — The Advantages and Best Practices
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Employees are the backbone of any company by collectively keeping the business moving forward. As such, it’s important to not only keep employees happy, but also engaged in the workplace to ensure a positive working environment. However, the fast-paced nature of modern commerce also creates internal stress for managers and other employees. In fact, 75% […]

How to Calculate Hours Worked
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On the list of things every business needs to do, making sure employees get paid correctly is pretty high up there. The process of calculating hours worked is a vital one, but it often feels a lot more complicated than it needs to be. If you’re manually calculating hours worked, then you need to make […]

Workforce Management: The Ultimate Guide for Small Businesses
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According to McKinsey’s research, productivity is slowly declining in the United States. Some possible causes include mis-measurement of productivity, slowing technological innovation, shifts in employment from manufacturing to service industries, and lack of capital access. The list of possible reasons is infinite and seemingly out of your direct control. Naturally, a less productive workforce will […]

50 Icebreaker Games for the Workplace in 2021
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Whether you’re putting together familiar faces for a new project or forming a brand new team, icebreaker games can make everyone feel a bit more comfortable with each other. These types of games challenge assumptions, boost morale, build rapport, and make people laugh. Facilitating harmony from the beginning can spark conversation, fuel creativity, and enhance […]

How to Start an Employee of the Month Program (with Free Email Template)
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According to a recent report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employee separation is at an extraordinarily high level. There are many reasons people leave their job, ranging from economic downturns to relocation. But another major reason is dissatisfaction. Being unhappy with your job can stem from feeling underpaid, overworked, and perhaps even undervalued. […]

30 Memorable Work Anniversary Ideas in 2021
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Celebrations at work are always fun – whatever the occasion. Who doesn’t enjoy a free slice of cake on a Tuesday, or office beers on Friday afternoons? But when it comes to work anniversaries, there are many more reasons to celebrate than simple enjoyment. If someone has worked for you for one, five, or ten […]

The Ultimate Guide to Bereavement Leave for SMBs
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In the United States, small businesses alone employ nearly sixty million people. That’s roughly the size of Italy. Needless to say, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are the backbone of our economy and represent nearly a quarter of the country’s workforce. The CDC also reports that an average of nearly 8,000 people die every day […]