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15 Questions to Ask Your CEO

There is a stereotype that CEOs are constantly busy and have no time for chitchat. However, this is an outdated image and many modern CEOs make sure they are approachable and more hands-on when it …

Scheduling Conflict: How Can Remote Teams Avoid Them?

If you manage a team, you’ve probably had to deal with scheduling conflicts more than once. Whether a team member called in sick on a busy day or there was an error in schedule plans, …

Unpaid Time Off: Everything You Need to Know

Is unpaid time off a bad idea for employers and employees? What are the downsides and advantages for businesses and their workers? According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 11 days is the average …

Do Companies Have to Pay Out PTO?

The United States recently passed the Federal Employee Paid Leave act. It offers federal workers paid parental leave of up to 12 weeks. This law means that the US government now pays out a form …

Tips for Creating Effective and Engaging Webinar Presentations

Webinar presentations have become one of the most effective communication tools for small and large-sized businesses and startups. Their popularity in the business landscape is increasing daily. In fact, 83% of top-tier marketers in the …

What Happens if You Forget to Clock Out?

In 2020, there were 73.3 million hourly workers in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’re among the millions of hourly employees, you understand the importance of proper time tracking. …

How Much Does an Employee Cost? – Full Guide

When hiring a new employee, all the potential candidate sees is the salary. But for the employer, there’s more to that figure than meets the eye. Employees need recruiting, onboarding, and training, among other expenses, …

PTO vs Vacation: What’s the difference?

Is it important for you to know why your employees are taking time off? Perhaps, you think that giving them more control over their vacations is a better option for your company. Well, knowing the …

Four Day Work Week: Should you implement it? Pros and Cons

Imagine a three-day weekend! What would you do with it? Probably spend more time with family or finally make that appointment with your doctor? Or perhaps you’d finally get the time to compete in the …

FREE Construction Timesheet Templates

According to data from Research and Markets, the global construction industry market size is expected to reach $10.5 trillion by 2023. Despite the economic challenges during the pandemic, the industry keeps growing. In the U.S., …

Create a Fire Elevator Pitch (with Examples)

Picture this: You have 30 seconds to impress a potential employer or corporate sponsor. How best can you persuade or convince the prospect to buy into your idea? A perfect elevator pitch can help you …

How to Create a Project Timeline in 7 Steps

Why do many projects waste resources and overrun budgets? The answer lies in project management strategies and approaches. Companies with higher project management maturity perform better than their counterparts. A Project Management Institute survey found …

What Are Billable Hours and How to Get Paid Accordingly

Professional service providers, such as law firms, freelancers, consulting firms, and creative agencies sell the time they spend working for clients. That means, they get paid for the time they work. If you find yourself …

I Don’t Want to Go to Work – 25 Things You Can Do

Why do you feel excited about your job on some days and can’t even put on your work pants on others? What causes this loss of motivation and is there a way out of it? …