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A Guide to Setting Up a Home Office for Remote Work

How’s your home office space for remote work? Is it neat and organized, or is it cluttered with piles of items you’ve unknowingly accumulated? Perhaps, your makeshift home office is your couch or bed. The thing is, we were all caught up by the COVID-19 pandemic. What was one time a theoretical contraption turned into […]

Work Hours Vs Productivity: What You Need to Know

Productivity is always a huge deal to employers because they want to see employees bringing real results to the table. They expect workers to perform excellently in every project to ensure all set goals are achieved within the planned period. To most employers, that means implementing the 8-hour workday in their companies. However, is that […]

8 Powerful Growth Strategies to Boost Revenue for Your Small Business

Armed with a plan, passion, and capital, you took the initiative to start your own business. However, growing a small business can present many challenges. You need to worry about your employees. Plus, you need to find ways to increase profits to keep the business afloat. To achieve this, it takes a lot of determination […]

Tips on Negotiating Full-Time Remote Work with Your Boss

We can all agree that remote work has become common practice, especially since lockdown restrictions turned it into a business necessity. According to Global Workplace Analytics, 56% of employees hold jobs that can be done from home. Even so, as the pandemic dies down, companies are starting to bring their operations back to their offices.  […]

What Are the Most Popular Remote Work-From-Home Jobs in 2021?

2020 was a dumpster fire of a year, but the remote work movement is one of the few good things that came out of it. With many forced into the virtual environment, most people finally got to experience the benefits of working from home first-hand. Unfortunately, many companies are now moving back their operations to […]

Who Are Hourly Employees and What Benefits Do They Get?

In various industries and professions, hourly pay is the traditional method of compensation. Of course, companies set out to ensure that what they pay is fair for both the employee and the organization. However, occasionally, there can be some confusion in determining and distributing worker benefits. As such, it’s important to understand the ‘hourly employee’ […]

Ensure Your Remote Team’s Productivity with Free Screen Monitoring Software

Not everyone can thrive in a work-from-home setup. From Netflix shows to endless unfinished chores, there are so many distractions that remote employees face. According to a 2020 study from Statista, 47% of respondents consider managing disruptions at home as one of the biggest challenges they encounter. Naturally, as a supervisor, you’d want to ensure […]

Effective Team Workload Management

In modern-day society, the competition for customers is fierce. If a business fails to satisfy the appetite of the demanding public, it won’t survive. So, as a manager, you expect your employees to give their best at work. You want a team of excellent performers, with a consistent streak of high productivity levels. Conversely, overworked […]

Here Are the Legal Considerations in Employee Monitoring

There are plenty of ways to improve productivity in the workplace. You can easily find tools that can automate tasks and eliminate distractions for workers. One of the ways to boost workforce efficiency is by using an employee computer monitoring program. Because of the exponential growth of the remote work movement, surveillance technologies have also […]

Easy-to-Apply and Effective Tips for Onboarding Remote Employees

Welcoming new employees is easier when done in person. Questions can be answered efficiently, and colleagues can build rapport right from the start. However, because of the pandemic, many companies have been forced to onboard their new hires remotely.  The success and happiness of a new member of your team also depend on how you […]

How to Work Remotely and Travel: The Ultimate Guide

The world is slowly returning to normalcy, and while some people have gone back to work as usual, others crave change. If your Mondays seem longer than usual and your weekends even shorter, consider working remotely while traveling. It’s becoming common practice for most people, and the trend is quickly catching up. Come to think […]

Why Track Non-Billable Hours?

Every business, freelancer, and contractor has their reasons for tracking billable hours. What they can all agree on is that it’s the most efficient way to account for and get paid for client work. If you’re not recording your billable hours, you could be losing valuable hours that could make all the difference in your […]

What Are the Top 15 Timekeeping Apps of 2021?

Many professions, including consultants and lawyers, charge by the hour. However, more people bill customers this way. Service-focused businesses and freelancers have made charging an hourly rate a common practice.  Some people manage to record their billable hours by using a pen and paper. However, if you’re timekeeping for multiple contracts, projects, or clients, you […]

The Ultimate Guide to SaaS Development in 2021

Because of its convenience, software as a service (SaaS) has become a widely popular business model over the years. SaaS tools are cloud-based applications that users can access for a monthly or yearly fee. Because they are designed to help organizations save time and money, they have become the ideal solution for many companies, especially […]