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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 […]

4 Day Work Week – Pros and Cons

Did you know, a recent poll by YouGov found that Americans consider a workday lasting less than seven hours to be more productive?  More than 52 percent of people who were polled thought that less than seven hours was the most productive day length at the workplace. 15 percent considered six hours to be the right length […]

Traqq – A Time Tracker That You Can Use on Multiple Computers

Here at Traqq, we understand that not everyone works on a single device throughout the day. For instance, developers have to test their apps on different devices to ensure they run smoothly. Even websites need to be tested on as many types of devices and software as possible. After all, a website must be responsive […]

How Using an Activity Log Can Help You Maximize Your Day

Are you aware of the time you spend on things that do not contribute to your growth and success? Those who strive to be productive may think that they rarely waste time. Well, if you haven’t used an activity log, you’re in for a surprise. What Is a Daily Work Log? A job activity log […]

Why Are Employees Quitting Jobs Instead of Giving Up Working From Home?

These days, many companies want their staff back in the office. Predictably, this desire clashes with the views of the people who’re embracing remote work as the new normal. A study by Flexjobs reveals that a staggering 65% of all pandemic work-from-home employees wish to continue remote work. At the same time, it shows that […]

The Importance of Idle Time Tracking in Employee Monitoring

It’s only natural for employees to get distracted while working. When they hit a slump, they may find themselves checking their social media accounts, chatting with friends, or taking longer coffee breaks. They can even do this intentionally during the hours that they are expected to put in productive work. Of course, if left unaddressed, […]

HR Tips: The Best Ways to Handle Employee Absenteeism

In today’s dynamic world, managing businesses can be as difficult as arranging thousands and thousands of puzzle pieces. Think of the pieces as your employees and their aspirations. If any of them goes missing, you won’t be able to complete the entire puzzle picture. Now, the same is true with employee absenteeism in the workplace.  […]

Desirable Skills That Remote Workers Must Develop

We’re well a year into working from home, and many of us have realized the benefits of remote work. However, you probably got the memo from the company that everyone’s going back to the office. Now, you’re seriously thinking of moving on and finding an organization that will allow permanent remote work. Remote Work Is […]

The 5 Best Virtual Call Center Software Apps

If you want to survive in this digital era, you need to move your business online. These days, with more people shopping or getting services on the web, companies must establish accessible customer support. So, this means that you’ll need to set up a virtual call center and choose the right software that will ensure […]

5 Tips to Reduce Staff Turnover in the Restaurant Industry

Staff turnover is particularly high in the restaurant industry. Find out how to boost employee retention with these 5 tips.  The restaurant industry is incredibly challenging. Over and above the fact that there always seems to be new competition popping up, restaurant service in general makes for a high-stress environment.  Everyone from the chefs to […]

7 Tell-Tale Signs of an Unproductive Employee

Whether you’re running a small business or a multinational company, having slackers in your workforce can make or break your success. It’s not always recruitment teams’ fault that businesses end up with unproductive workers. In most cases, these employees begin their journey with a company as enthusiastic team members. However, over time, as their tasks […]

Ensuring Punctuality in a Remote Work Environment

There are so many things on a manager’s plate, but still, they have to worry about attendance and punctuality in the workplace. A 2018 CareerBuilder survey reveals that one in four workers shows up late to work at least once a month. 38% of those tardy employees are between the ages of 18 and 34, […]

What Is Goldbricking and How Does It Affect Workplace Productivity?

It’s only natural for employees to get distracted from time to time. However, some always seem to find something better to do than the tasks assigned to them. No matter how meticulous you are in the recruitment and training process, you’ll still end up with a group of workers who never care about what you […]