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Employee Burnout Is a Critical Workplace Challenge

Bell Labs of the 20th century gave the world the transistor, the fax machine, the communication satellite, the solar battery, and nine Nobel Prizes. Not to mention Claude Shannon’s theory of information, which had impact on everything digital – from Voyager’s mission into deep space to the development of the Internet. Its secret? Bell Labs […]

The Pros and Cons of Listening to Music While Working and Studying

Many surgeons around the world prefer playing music while working in the operating room. Doing so helps them stay focused on what they do and keep them calm during their stressful job. As a remote employee or a freelancer, you may not necessarily be saving lives every day. However, you could still use a little […]

The Best Gifts for People Who Work from Home [UPDATED 2020 LIST]

“Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun!” So many remote workers are tired of hearing this response when they tell people that their home is their office. Working in your pajamas is not all sunshine and rainbows! Freelancers could still use a little boost, especially amidst isolation and distractions brought by this year. So, […]

Warning: You Are Losing Money by not Not Using a Time Tracker

You’ve turned every financial document upside down, but things just don’t add up. For some mystical reason, your company is not making the money it’s supposed to. Well, the reason may not be secretly hidden somewhere in Middle-earth with the elves and hobbits. You don’t even have to search far and wide to know why […]

TOP 9 empowering ways to protect yourself from the novel corona virus

With the novel coronavirus spreading quickly from country to country — thanks to the joys of cheap air travel, frequent flyer points and Lunar New Year — the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the contagion a global emergency and public enemy number one. Latest corona virus news from China has the number of deaths […]

Employee Time Theft: The Samurai Way to Stop It

“I’m working on it and I will send it to you soon.” “Oh, it slipped my mind!” “I’ll start working on that within a few minutes.” “I’m sorry, I don’t have enough time to do that.” You’ve probably heard at least some of these statements from one or two of your employees. Unfortunately, no matter […]

10 kickass tips to help you stay focused while working remotely

Let’s face it, working remotely sounds like the perfect job situation. As long as you meet your deadlines, you can pretty much do what you like, when you like, where you like. Sleep in until late? Check!Work in your pyjamas? Check!Work from anywhere that has good internet? Check!Have breakfast cereal for lunch? Check!Nap whenever you […]

8 Steps to Flawlessly Introduce a Time Tracker to Your Team

Introducing a time tracker is more of an uphill struggle than a walk in the park. You get either so much love or so much hate from the employees when you present a new practice to them. Things shouldn’t turn out bad, right? After all, you’ve done your research and you’ve chosen the perfect time […]

The 4 Biggest Time Tracker Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

We all don’t like it when there’s a new system or program to implement at work. “Alright, time to make my freelancers hate me,” remarks the boss sarcastically. “What a treat! Another instrument of torment in the nine circles of hell,” thinks the freelancer. Time tracking can be inconvenient for both parties at first, but […]

5 Ways Time Trackers Can Help You Find the Love of Your Life

Are you so swamped with work that you’ve almost given up on finding love? Well, you’re not alone in thinking that the concept of “the one” might be a myth. But consider what a great philosopher by the name of Ted Mosby once said: “Love doesn’t make sense. You can’t logic your way into or […]

5 Things You Can Learn From Buddhist Monks About Time Tracking

“Buddhist monks seem to live simple lives of tranquility and peace, unfettered by the trappings of modern life.“ Service and prayer ensure monks live harmonious lives, dedicated to helping others in order to help themselves achieve enlightenment. While it might seem a bit of a stretch that a time tracking app can help you achieve […]

7 Phrases That May Drive Your Remote employee Insane

Wondering why your freelancer is speaking to you in a condescending tone? Are they having a bad day? Is it something you did or said? Well, you’d better dissect your last conversation!  If you’ve just started working with freelancers recently, you’re probably not aware of the one-liners that drive them insane. In most cases, these […]

Freelancer Taboos You Should Break

You probably thought that entering the freelancing realm would give you more freedom with your career. Truth is, this domain is where liberty goes to die. The fine line between personal time and official work hours is gone. Since people think you’re constantly on a vacation, they tend to ask you to do favors for […]

Darth Vader’s Guide to Chair Exercises

The Imperial Force is not solely made up of stormtroopers who run around with their blasters, and Darth Vader understands this. Desk workers are also necessary for running a planet-sized Death Star. The Dark Lord of the Sith knows that these number-punchers are indispensable in snuffing out the filth of the Rebel Alliance. Now, most […]