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Maximizing Productivity with Timeboxing: A Guide for Business Owners

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What is timeboxing? As business owners, managing time and increasing productivity can be challenging. One effective strategy for achieving this is timeboxing. Timeboxing is a method of allocating a specific amount of time to a specific task, with the goal of completing that task within that time frame. By breaking down tasks into manageable chunks…

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5 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement and Increase Productivity

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As a business owner, it’s important to constantly strive for ways to improve employee engagement and increase productivity in the workplace. Not only will this lead to happier, more motivated employees, but it can also drive better business results.   1. Offer opportunities for growth and development Employees who feel like they are learning and…

10 Strategies for Thriving in a Competitive Business Environment

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Starting and running a business can be challenging, especially in a competitive market. It’s important to have a clear vision, stay organized, and adapt to change in order to succeed. Here are 10 strategies to help your business thrive:   1. Define your target market One of the first steps to success is to identify…

Saving time with Staff Roster Software

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Suppose you’re involved in employee shift scheduling and aren’t already on automated scheduling software. In that case, you’ll know it can be a slow process. Spreadsheets, calendars, and whiteboards may be familiar tools you use to manage staff rosters. Manually creating employee schedules is not ideal. Neither is having to update and edit them. Creating…

Timecloud + Xero Integration

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If you’re anything like me, then you haven’t taken a class on accounting since college. So, what are small businesses supposed to do when they can’t justify the costs of an accountant? Well, the first step would be to find the best fitting accounting software or service. So, if you’re after a new platform to assist…

How to Introduce Time and Attendance Management Software

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It is impossible to always keep an eye on your employees. Using old-fashioned methods such as punch-in and punch-out clocks or timesheets can be inefficient and ineffective. What you need is a time and attendance management system for your business. With the right software, you will have lesser things to worry about regarding your employees’…

Visitor Management Systems

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Visitor friction If there is one word to describe the onset of stress, it would be friction. Friction on the job can be caused by lousy communication, poor mindsets, tedious processes, long workdays, and data processes. Some of these things, however, do not have to work against you; like that of managing visitors and staff in…

Australian Fair Work Commission – Timesheet Records

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Ad-Hoc Time Tracking? Beware! The Australian Fair Work Commission (FWC) has updated the annualised wage arrangements as of this year to create more accuracy and transparency with companies timesheet tracking policies. The Australian Fair Work Commission’s Best Practice Tip is as follows: “Employers should keep records of hours worked for all employees, including pieceworkers. Adopting best…

COVID 19: Contact Tracing, Health & Safety and Your Company

Contact Tracing and Health and Safety Surrounding COVID 19 for Your Company

In this time of COVID-19, Companies have set out to best support their employees with health and safety measures to mitigate the risk of contracting and transmitting COVID-19. From cleaning protocols to distancing and company-specific standards that are unique to maintain safety while fulfilling their task-specific job while at work, Companies have come to unite…