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How to Monitor Internet Activities of Your Employees

A Wisconsin School of Business study reveals that employees tend to drift away from their tasks and spend time cyberslacking. The researchers estimated that workers waste about three hours a week to two and a half hours a day on non-work-related internet activities. Meanwhile, according to Udemy research, throughout the day, around 60% of employees […]

8 Tips on How to Deal with a Lazy Coworker

Lazy coworkers. Those who make the most excuses, fail to meet deadlines, take longer lunch breaks, and refuse to put in extra hours to get things done. Sometimes, they’ll even drag you into their mess. Working with such colleagues is a reality that you can never get used to. They can reduce the team’s overall […]

Promote Diversity In The Workplace via Remote Work

During the onset of the pandemic, many companies were able to transition to remote work. Along the way, we’ve made countless discoveries about this new work setup. For instance, a recent PwC survey found that 83% of employers considered the shift to remote work a success. Moreover, 52% of respondents reported higher productivity from their […]

Virtual Reality in the Workplace and The Best Apps for VR Meetings

We’ve been through this pandemic for over a year. So, it is not uncommon to have a doctor’s appointment, a happy hour, or a work meeting from our desks. Fueled by lockdown restrictions, online conferencing software has become a booming business across the globe. With remote work likely to stay, the Zoom-centric lifestyle may also […]

Top 15 Best Books on Time Management to Boost Productivity

Have you ever found yourself wondering how time flies when working on your projects? We’ve all been there. It begins with a feeling that you have all the time in the world, and then suddenly, you just have minutes before the deadline. Time is one of the most precious yet scarcest resources we have. Once […]

15 Effective Tips to Being Proactive at Work

It’s no coincidence that some people always seem to have their lives organized. These are the ones who, when you turn to them for a spare pen, extra face mask, or safety pin, will always help you. Oh, and did we mention they are always punctual and rarely have any pending work? So, what’s their […]

What Are the Most Common Ethical Issues in Business?

Any business owner has had to deal with challenging and unforeseen ethical issues in their operations. Unfortunately, just because your intentions are pure, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your management method is also ethical. You need to comply with discrimination laws and ensure that you’re not compromising employee morale.  What Are the Main Business Ethics […]

Traqq – The Trusted Overtime Tracking Software

Overtime always gets a bad rap. Often, companies that require their employees to work extra hours are considered to have a toxic environment. According to GlobalWebIndex’s Work 2019 report, 59% of US and UK remote workers log overtime hours at least once a week. Of course, with the pandemic causing lockdowns across the globe, we […]

Your Ultimate Guide to Creating a Working Hours Log

If you pay your employees by the hour, it’s crucial to know much time they take to complete a project. Keeping a work hour log makes it easier to measure productivity and profits, as well as, help you stay organized. Tracking your team’s time is also essential for accurate payroll processing. For salaried workers, the […]

Working from Home: What Expenses Should my Employer Cover?

Indeed, working from home has become the norm for so many employees around the country. With many people using their personal resources for work, it’s only natural for anyone to ask this question: What expenses should my employer pay if I work from home? As a nation, there is no single employee expense reimbursement law […]

What Are the Best Alternative Work Schedules?

When Fractl surveyed over 2,000 individuals, they found that a flexible work schedule is one of the factors that help people choose jobs. This work benefit comes after better medical insurance on the wish lists of job seekers. Now, when we talk about the alternative work schedule, what naturally comes to mind is remote work […]

Sisyphean Tasks: What Is it and How Can You Avoid it in Your Organization? 

Do you find yourself performing the same tasks repeatedly and reaching a plateau in your productivity and self-improvement? If yes, you share the same predicament as Sisyphus, the deceitful and ruthless King of Corinth. The myth of Sisyphus depicts the human nature of working tirelessly day in day out, yet not making any progress at […]

Traqq – The Work Hours Tracker for Ethical Employee Monitoring

Do you always wonder how your employees spend their time at work? Do you doubt if the hours you pay them for go to productive work? Well, there are many ways to uncover the truth. However, using a work time tracker is one of the most efficient ways to monitor your employees’ performance. And one […]

What Are the Signs of Micromanagement in the Workplace?

Micromanagers are often regarded as bad-tempered, condescending, and inherently evil individuals. In reality, many of them want the best intentions for their staff. In many cases, their behavior results from a lack of proper leadership tactics and skills. Unfortunately, the cycle of micromanagement perpetuates itself from managers to subordinates. Most of the time, poorly led […]